Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 162

Thread: Do you have to check for threads hanging on your clothes before leaving the house?

  1. #1
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    I use the seam ripper often. Plus, I trim all frayed edges off my fabrics as I sew/quilt.. Therefore, I have a lot of stray threads.

    No dog or cat hairs, just the annoying stray threads ! :)

    anyone else?

  2. #2
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    5,731
    yes and then sometimes I miss a few.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Kathios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nottingham, NH
    Posts
    586
    A quilting buddy of mine recommends that you wear your top inside out while quilting. When you are ready to go out, turn your top right side out, and no threads!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    871
    Not only thread but cat hair. It can be embarassing when someone at work picks a clump of cat hair off me, not as embarassed if they pick off a thread or two.

  5. #5
    Senior Member quiltbugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    472
    Yup, I also check my hair for threads. And I have a lint roller in just about every room.

  6. #6
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,454
    Blog Entries
    20
    Poodles don't shed(so no dog hair), but I definitely have threads on me and once in awhile I find them on her.

  7. #7
    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    western Pa.
    Posts
    2,289
    always! went to a public restroom and there they were on the floor. Not mine, but I guess there was an other quilter around.

  8. #8
    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    867
    And on my socks!

  9. #9
    Super Member chairjogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    My favorite place in the world is Lake Erie Region USA
    Posts
    2,753
    Blog Entries
    2
    I miss my facebook like button on these.. funny about the socks and finding another quilter threads in the restroom. inside out clothes tip.. this is fun ! thanks for posting ! hope to see more !

    Ell

  10. #10
    Senior Member kraftykimberly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    730
    Yup, everyday.

  11. #11
    SueDid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Around the Bend
    Posts
    30
    oh my, yes, all of the time.

    It's not as noticeable in the summer, but in the winter I have a lot of black and brown (slacks, skirts, jackets) and I have to really check them before I go out.

    I've more than once sat in church and picked off a few threads...AFTER sitting down from singing.

  12. #12
    Super Member Sandee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    middle America
    Posts
    2,848
    Blog Entries
    71
    Yes.. & some how they come out of the washer & dryer still attached to some things...bummer!

  13. #13
    Senior Member LisaGibbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Posts
    792
    Yes, and so does my husband. My co-workers are getting used to it.

  14. #14
    Senior Member texpat45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    N Texas
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    A quilting buddy of mine recommends that you wear your top inside out while quilting. When you are ready to go out, turn your top right side out, and no threads!
    I wouldn't remember to do that. :oops:

  15. #15
    SueDid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Around the Bend
    Posts
    30
    LOL, me either, I'd go out, do all my errands and discover when I got home my top was inside out the whole time!

  16. #16
    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rural Maryland
    Posts
    1,566
    Oh! YOu mean thread wasn't your main accessory? My outfit wouldn't be complete without some.

  17. #17
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    43,020
    Blog Entries
    45
    i'm a clean as you go person, so i take the time to place all my threads in a neat pile or directly in the trash bin if one is near. i'm the same way with the kitchen. i just hate general cleaning.

  18. #18
    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Madison, AL
    Posts
    2,015
    My husband tells me "You're all strung out again!" Glad its just quilting I'm addicted to.

  19. #19
    Super Member bjeriann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Cottondale, Alabama
    Posts
    1,781
    Blog Entries
    2
    My family and friends are so used to the strings, they would think I quit sewing if I showed up stringless. My DH can tell how much sewing I have done by the amount of strings on me and the cats & dog.

  20. #20
    Member me0wp00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rural France
    Posts
    63
    most of the time I'm rushing out to pick up the kids from school and don't even check, often have threads on trousers, jumpers and coats....

  21. #21
    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Desert Hot Springs Ca
    Posts
    2,522
    Blog Entries
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathios
    A quilting buddy of mine recommends that you wear your top inside out while quilting. When you are ready to go out, turn your top right side out, and no threads!
    great idea. Thanks

  22. #22
    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monroe, IN
    Posts
    2,285
    my kids always know when I have been in the sewing room....stray threads on my clothes, shoes, hair.....doesn't bother me at home, but when I find them when I am on the go....rather embarassing

  23. #23
    Super Member starshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,984
    I'm usually finding stray threads when I prewash fabrics with a load of laundry. Trying to just do them with towels or sheets.;-)

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    573
    Of course I do, and Sunday morning during the church service, I noticed a thread on my husband's trouser leg, he must have brushed against my sewing table in the den. piecefully, the old one

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    St. Augustine, Fl and Nashville, Ga.
    Posts
    267
    I usually use a utility (bib) apron when I'm using the longarm for the pockets. The pockets are great for threads, scissors, ets. This keeps some of the threads off my clothes but not near all of them.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.