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Thread: Brilliant, why didn't we think of this?

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    Brilliant, why didn't we think of this?

    I was looking on Amazon for new lint roller refills and saw one like this.
    Rolling quilts with a straight handle roller has always been uncomfortable to me.

    This is a 4" paint roller, perfect right size.
    I'm going to pick up some more refills and try it with my 8" paint roller, should work great as long as both rolls go on at the same time.
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    KalamaQuilts, I never thought about using a roller on my quilts. I just stand there and pick at it until I'm satisfied that I have found every booboo I made, lol. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to try it. I think my quilting may even improve, lol.
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    thanks for sharing your tip
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    First experience I had with a lint roller: When it got full of lint, I tossed it ! I didn’t know I could peel it off to a new surface. Duh !

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    Quilters are so darn clever!

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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingSenior View Post
    KalamaQuilts, I never thought about using a roller on my quilts. I just stand there and pick at it until I'm satisfied that I have found every booboo I made, lol. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to try it. I think my quilting may even improve, lol.
    OMG!!!! You just saved yourself a bunch of time by using a lint roller. You can buy these at the dollar store.. I cannot believe that you hand-picked threads...goodness.....when I run out of lint sticky paper, I just wrap scotch tape around my hand until I can get to the store.

    Kalama.....great tip on the paint roller......
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    Thanks for the great tip.

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    And if you get a extension for your paint roller, the kind made to paint ceilings, you can easily pick up thread from the floor. It is a good thing to do before you vacuum. Then you don't have to spend so much time cleaning the brush.

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    Love this!!!! I just spent 20 minutes trying to get all the thread up from my floor after I finished a project. Thank you for this tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    And if you get a extension for your paint roller, the kind made to paint ceilings, you can easily pick up thread from the floor. It is a good thing to do before you vacuum. Then you don't have to spend so much time cleaning the brush.
    wow, i love this!
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    Name:  Floor roller.JPG
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Size:  57.6 KBYes, it works wonderfully all around the house I know as I have one, it is super for picking up all those bits that fall on the floor and also great for the cob webs that seem to come from no where.
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    Love this tip!!!
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    Terrific tip!
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    I bought a set of lint rollers at a quilt show some years ago. It came with a short handle, a purse size, and a broom length handle. The lint rollers never needs replacing. When it's full, everything rinses off. I have used it almost daily and it still works like new. It has a lifetime replacement on the roller if I need it. Here is a link: http://www.simplygoodstuff.com/lint_roller.html
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    Thanks for the great tip������

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    I'll be looking for my paint roller soon; it's around here somewhere. Here's another tip for using lint rollers: they're really good at getting crawling ticks off of animals. In tick season we lint roll all dogs when they come in the house.

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    This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
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    Removing lint and threads

    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    I was looking on Amazon for new lint roller refills and saw one like this.
    Rolling quilts with a straight handle roller has always been uncomfortable to me.

    This is a 4" paint roller, perfect right size.
    I'm going to pick up some more refills and try it with my 8" paint roller, should work great as long as both rolls go on at the same time.
    I have found that that a pair of rubber gloves make my job easier.
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    Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

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    Thanks for this creative and clever tip.

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    Love this idea! Going to look for my roller, too!
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    Jim just bought me two lovely lint rollers. I have four cats and there is no door on the sewing room.
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    I use the rollers all the time - they are great when sewing or ironing! Good idea to use an extension handle!!

    Yes masking tape, painters tape or scotch tape are good replacements in a pinch
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