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do you toss your thread clippings on the floor?

Old 10-21-2011, 07:56 PM
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My threads are everywhere! On the carpet, on my clothes, everywhere but in the pin cushion/thread bag. That seems to catch my pins instead!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:39 PM
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I have two trash cans in my sewing room and two thread cathchers but still end up having thread and fabric scraps on the floor and me. And yes, I have gone to the grocery store, drug store, Hancock's, Hobby Lobby, the Quilt Shop, church and various other places with thread stuck to my clothers. I keep one of the sticky lint rollers in my sewing room and occasionally run it over my carpet and use a swiffer to pick them up off the hardwood floor areas.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:10 PM
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I have a can that I try to put my clippings in. Than when I have time I sandwich them in between 2 layers of water solvey & embroidery a designs on top to make a xmas ornament. I will try to make one & post a picture.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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Usually they end up in my lap and THEN on the floor. I bought a lint roller so I could pick up the thread clippings before they ended up on the floor.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:50 PM
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keep them in a special place such as the basket or bag on the edge of the table. Have kitties and dog and don't want them to get a hold of any and eat them.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:52 PM
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Really have to watch it when sewing and then leave the house. Many times I will be wearing at least some of the threads.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:08 AM
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I use a piece of Warm and Natural about 5x5 sitting along side my machine for clippings...catches most of them. I also have a long handled roller which I can use on the floor when I am done sewing which works like the kind you use on your clothes to take lint off. Works good on carpet too before you use the vacuum.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Grambi
I put mine in a little cup beside my machine, unless I put them into my glass of tea. :)
LOL LOL LOL :D :D :D :D :D
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by conniescretions
I have a can that I try to put my clippings in. Than when I have time I sandwich them in between 2 layers of water solvey & embroidery a designs on top to make a xmas ornament. I will try to make one & post a picture.
Please do! I love re-use projects! :-D :-D
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by pegstar
I have a thread catcher and use it all the time...hardly ever have any threads on the floor at all...I think you would really like it
Did you make it? Tell us where you got the pattern! And is it posted? If so, give us the link. If not, take a picture and post it!

I had never heard of a thread catcher before joining this board, now I see a few patterns or threads about making them here and there. I see how one could be very handy. I do a lot of handwork and usually pile my threads in the corner of the tray that I use to hold all my supplies. They always seem to be such a problem!

Please post it and send me a PM so I catch the post! :D :D
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