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Thread: I'm in a tizzie..help

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    I'm in a tizzie..help

    I have two quilts I just brought from my son's house. He had two cats and one of them was white, so you can imagine white cat hairs all over them. One of them was bordered in black so it's even worse. How do you get cat hairs off of them? I don't even know if washing them would take the cat hairs off or would make them stick even more. Do you think I could vacuum them off with a hand held sweeper? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. HELP!!!!!

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    You could use those tape type lint removers. I find that if I wash a quilt and use dryer sheets , it gets almost all of the hair off a quilt. The dryer sheets break the static that keeps the hair clinging to the quilt.

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    No experience with this particular problem, but I would start with the vacuum with the hose attachments. Then a lint roller and/or masking tape for the stubborn ones. Good luck. I am allergic and my eyes would already be swollen shut.
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    Hi,
    I would vacume as you said, and take a packing tape and dab sticky side to the hair. I would think washing it would make it what hairs didn't wash away stick in the fabric more.

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    Former owner of a long haired white cat here...wash the quilts. 95% of the hair will come off in the dryer. Then just use a sticky roller to remove any remaining hair that might be caught in the weave of the fabric. Your son needs to brush his cats much more frequently to prevent the situation from getting this bad again. JMHO.
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    I think one of sticky type lint roller is your best bet for removing the rest of the hair after you've vacuumed them. If you don't have a sticky lint roller, wrap several layers of masking/duct/packing tape sticky side out around your hand and use that to pick up the remaining hair.

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    We used to have cats, all different hair colors and types and it all always came out in the wash .

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    Lint rollers would be my first choice

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    Ditto to the above ... remove as much as you can, before you wash them.

    If it's as bad as you say, keep in mind that the cat hair, may have woven through to the sandwich centre!
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    i have a short haired dog and i could brush her every day and get hand fulls of hair --it weaves into every thing--ive found that hospital type gloves put them on wet them pat almost dry on a towel then stroke the--- whatever--and it pulls out the woven in hairs------i also use this on the dog she loves a stroke down

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