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Thread: Pet hair on fabric and quilts

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    Does anyone have any techniques for getting rid of this? I have a fluffy black cat and everything is covered with a grey haze from his fur. I also have two spaniels who shed their lighter colored fur onto my dark fabrics!

    Worst of all is my hand-dyed wool that I am using to make a large appliqued wall hanging. It is a magnet for pet hair, and when I took it to a friend's house to work on, she had to take an allergy pill.

    Are there any methods? I have seen ads for something you can put into the dryer. What about damp towels?

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    I wish I had an answer. I have four dogs and their hair is every where. I vaccum 4 times a week and you can never get it all.I use one of those lint roller ( the ones with the tear off sheets) that seems to work pretty well. But anything like fleece or wool is like a magnet and even washing does't get it all off.

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    Have you tried putting it in the dryer on fluff? That usually helps get the big most of it off, but I usually end up picking the rest of the pieces off one at a time.

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    Both are good suggestions and what I do! I have two cats and one of them has long hair(never again), and I just live with "hair" on everything no matter how many times I run the sweeper and use my lint-roller. Good luck and love your babies!!

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    I use tape- like masking tape or duct tape and just make a circle around my hand and kind of dab at the hair. But I would wait until the fabric/quilt was about to leave the house to do that. No sense wasting time. LOL!

    I also have some fleece "nests" in my craft room so that the cats will lay on those- and they do seem to. They leave a LOT of hair on that fleece. I had a spaniel when I was younger, and nothing seemed to get rid of his shed hair. He was worse than the cats.

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    I have a cat and a dog in the house both white. The only thing that works for me it to brush them everyday using a Furminator brush. That stopped 95% of the hair problem. For bad shedding dogs you can have them carded by a groomer. Once the coat is carded, it only has to be done about every six months.

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    The sticky roller is your best friend. We always have at least 2 in the house. As said before, dryer fluffing is also a big help.

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    Swifter, vacum, damp towel, lint roller...yep use them all . I have 4 cats, 2 being long hair-good for me the 2 long hair cats don't spend to much time in the sewing rm. I am sorta anal w/ my cats, I am a clean freak-they have 4 cat towers [not in sewing rm] so I limit them where can sleep-hey they can be trained and since I have provided them w/ their own furniture I don't feel I am being mean. Also have two aussie shepards, they all get groomed and damp toweled bathed on a regular routine, that seems to help the most.
    I love all my pets like they are my kids but the hair does get to me sometimes. But if i keep up on the grooming and daily swifter its not to bad. Helps that I have mostly hard wood floors.
    I guess its the price we pay for having our furry kids.

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    Use big sheets of contact paper. I have a long haired White American Eskimo Dog his hair is everywhere. I use it on my sofa, quilts, rug, you name it. It is great for clothes so much better than those little rollers, especially on black pants. Just cut big sheet, lay it down and rub it. It is great.

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    I have been looking for one of those lint rollers that does not use the sticky stuff but washed off under the faucet. Have not found one yet..........

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