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Thread: Cleaning

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    I need some of you as my neighbors, The ones who clean not to often or unless company is coming !!-- J

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    My BIL who is a veterinarian has warmed me about letting threads get on the floor (especially long ones) as our sweet fur babies can ingest them and it does terrible things to their intestines. Also, threads can wrap around the backs of their tongues. I now wipe the floor after every sewing session.

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    I bought the mint it is a little robotic cleaner that you put a swifter pad on and it cleans up all the thread and dust bunnies every day!! Best think I bought, I hate wasting timewhen I can play
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    Dust bunnies are there to keep you company while you sew.
    Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    I clean when I cant find my sewing machine anymore..
    Me too!!!

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    I always clean the thread and snippits of fabric off the floor every day that I sew. I have 2 kitties and I don't want them to swallow the thread. A friend of mine had a beautiful Himalayan cat that swallowed some thread and it wrapped around her intestines. The vet did surgery, but it was too late to save her. So I always run the swiffer over the hardwood floors and get all the threads off of the sewing cabinet. It only takes a few minutes and I want to protect my fur babies..

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    i clean only when necessary
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings View Post
    My mom always says, "a messy room is the sign of a creative mind." I'm going with it
    Oh thank you - I knew there was a reason that my room was never completely cleaned up - will have to show this to my DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I clean when I clean the rest of the house. I pick up everyday and keep neat. I can not stand to work in a mess.

    This is how I do it too. I can't stand to sew in a mess.
    RedGarnet222

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina View Post
    Are you supposed to clean it?
    Ditto!! But seriously, I am pretty neat about trimming seams and threads as I go along (small lunch bag/trash bag right by machine). And I vacuum when I do the rest of the house. No pets or small children at this point, so don't have to worry about threads causing harm. I end up with fabric spread out around me but love looking and touching it, so it doesn't bother me.

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