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Tips & Techniques > Picking up those loose threads and lint

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Posted by: Mary Stiefer
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Posted on: 12/31/05 10:50 AM
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This is such a simple tip but I couldn't find anything listed here so - I'm adding it. I always seem to have threads, lint from my serger, etc. everywhere. I just use one of those cheap masking tape lint rollers and it works like a charm. I just roll it across my counter and it picks up everything. I even use it on the floor underneath my serger or sewing machine to pick up those fallen threads. It works on rugs too. Inevitably, threads stray from my laminate hardwood floor to the rug in the hallway. I pick them up in a second with this roller.

You can see from the picture that it's about time that I peel off that outer layer for a new layer of adhesive.

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SewVeryTall said... (1/5/06 1:58 AM) Reply
Mary, you've just made me realize why people buy these rollers! I didn't know there were layers you could peel off so it was new again...thanks for the tip! [I've been using masking tape wrapped around my fingers with the sticky side out]
Diana M said... (1/4/06 4:26 PM) Reply
Excellent tip, Mary -- I just discovered how useful these rollers are on the ironing board, too.
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (1/2/06 4:26 AM) Reply
Very good idea. They sit all over my house anyway due to my big black hairy dog.
annsew65 said... (1/1/06 5:21 AM) Reply
I keep a roll of duct tape and pull off enough to wrap around my hand and go to it! Works with lint, threads, cat hair (my daughters - not mine), etc. Wouldn't be without it!
librarylady said... (12/31/05 5:37 PM) Reply
Excellent! My sewing room/house/neighborhood are drowning in thread bits. I will add this to my New Year's 'things to do' list.
 
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