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Posted on: 6/2/09 2:28 PM
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Before adhering fusible interfacing/stabilizer wipe one of these lint rollers across both the fabric and interfacing/stabilizer. I was amazed at how much lint and tiny threads it picked up, even though it looked clear to the naked eye!
This is especially useful on white and light coloured fabrics, as once fused in place any tiny bits of thread or lint are then trapped and can show through the light fabric!

I also do this to fabric pieces like collars, cuffs and facings before sewing the enclosing seams, again especially on white and light coloured fabrics.

You will be amazed at what these sticky rollers can pick up from a "looks clean" piece of fabric, and there is nothing more annoying that a trapped thread showing through!

Simple, quick and easy to do, and well worth it I think!

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Vintage Joan said... (7/6/09 9:14 PM) Reply
What a great little tip -- thanks!
EleanorSews said... (6/14/09 8:28 PM) Reply
My lint roller is ever ready to pick up the threads after a seam had been ripped out. Your tip is one that hadn't occurred to me but I'm so grateful you shared.
Stitchcakes said... (6/3/09 11:12 AM) Reply
Very good idea. I have 5 cats, so I have one of those (at least) in every room, car, and at my desk! Also, roll your ironing board cover frequently!
 
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