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Thread: do you toss your thread clippings on the floor?

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    Senior Member Rhaorth's Avatar
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    I have noticed when I walk away from the sewing area, I am covered in thread clippings, and so is the floor... even though I have a receptacle for them...

    Do you clip and toss and clean later, or do you have a place for the clippings and put them in their place?

    Do the thread catchers that hang on the side of the table attached to a pin cushion help to corral the clippings?

    What do you do with all those clippings over time? Toss or use in another way?

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    where else am i supposed to thow them?????
    i really need one of those thread catchers, i need to make one now!!!!

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    I don't TOSS my thread clippings on the floor - but some of them manage to land there anyway! :?

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    I have a bag taped to my table but for some reason they like to hang onto my clothes..... when I leave sewing rm DH is grooming me like monkeys groom each other...lol lol lol lol

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    I aim for the trash bag or the empty Kleenex box.

    My carpet is full of threads, anyway. :?

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    Not intentionally, but many seem to miss the receptacle where they are supposed to land. How many have gotten to the grocery store and found random coloured threads hanging from your clothing? Or better yet, in your hair?

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    Heavens no! I have carpet in my sewing room and it's hard to get the threads up off of it. Plus they clog up the beater bar on my vacuum and I'm not thrilled about cleaning that later. I'm pretty anal about getting the scraps and threads into the wastebasket, it saves me time in the long run so I have more time to spend sewing.

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    What works well for a thread catcher is an empty kleenex box....keep on beside my sewing machine and on the table beside the sofa...Do mark it 'TRASH"....I also use a swifter on the floor at least once a day (hard wood floors) otherwise the thread gets caught up in my rolling wheels on my chair....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I don't TOSS my thread clippings on the floor - but some of them manage to land there anyway! :?
    Ditto.
    I have a little paper bag taped to the side of my cutting table, which functions as a thread catcher. I'm very good about picking up all the threads and clipped corners every day because I don't want the cat to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I don't TOSS my thread clippings on the floor - but some of them manage to land there anyway! :?
    Me too!

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