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    Wrapped thread

    I don't know if anyone else has ever run into this, and in a way it is a lesson to be learned.. I use an office chair with rollers for sitting and sewing, the other day when I was cleaning my sewing room,(which I call my garage) I moved the chair and saw some thread strings on the bottom of the roller, so turning the chair over I saw what a mess I had, I am one that usually misses the waste basket, and never think about it, anyway the thread around the roller was a mess, looked just like the brushes on my vacuum cleaner, I spent a good hour with the scissors and tweezers getting it out of all 5 rollers, so from now on I am going to either hit the waste basket more or check the bottom of the rollers more, just which one I think of first..

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    i feel your pain. perhaps you can make yourself one of those thread catcher baskets for next to your machine... easier to get the threads into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i feel your pain. perhaps you can make yourself one of those thread catcher baskets for next to your machine... easier to get the threads into.

    I have the same problem. I find that when I tape a little lunch-size paper bag to the front of the sewing table, I do a better job of containing threads. GEtting threads into the wastebasket is nearly impossible.
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    I keep a roll of painter's tape handy. Roll it around my hand a couple of times, sticky side out, and stick it on a convenient place. It's easy to just touch threads to the tape and have them stick. When the roll is filled with threads I throw it out and create a new one. This works better for me than thread bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I keep a roll of painter's tape handy. Roll it around my hand a couple of times, sticky side out, and stick it on a convenient place. It's easy to just touch threads to the tape and have them stick. When the roll is filled with threads I throw it out and create a new one. This works better for me than thread bags.
    Prism, What a simple, fabulous, "DOH!" idea!

    About the rolling chair....I thought that's what the rollers were actually for!!

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    I've had issues with my vacuum and threads - now I try to hit the garbage more often - and before I vacuum I pick up as much loose thread as I can. Never thought to look at the rollers on my chair - guess that is a project for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Prism, What a simple, fabulous, "DOH!" idea!

    About the rolling chair....I thought that's what the rollers were actually for!!

    Jan in VA
    If the thread wraps around the chair casters it keeps them from wrapping around the brush bar on my vacuum !
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    guess I'm lazy, don't seem to have enough time to make a thread catcher. I put a piece of scrap corduroy on the corner of my sewing machine. static electricity holds the threads and when my project is finished I put the threads in the trash.

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