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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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    Have you tried a damp sponge? I bought some awhile ago that were made for removing pet hair. They worked pretty well but, as someone said, it's the price we pay for our furry friends. We have 2 Pugs who are notorious shedders, you can see the hair fly when they shake! It does help to brush them every day but......who does that? I have a "love Glove" for them (& all short haired dogs) it really works very well.

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    I think this is what you're looking for (scroll down).

    http://www.shop.shc-intl.com/Washabl...r-HWR004BU.htm

    (sorry, have to copy and paste, I can't get it to insert the link...

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    oh what is that called? the can of stuff for clinging clothes. Static Cling i think. you might try spraying a bit of that over your fabric and it should help. otherwise, clean, clean ,clean.
    fabric sweeper for cat hair can help too.

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    I have had the best success with the Pledge Fabric Roller. It has two rollers that catch the hair. It's supposed to be disposable, but being as cheap as I am, I just empty out the furball and reuse it. In fact, I just bought a second one for the bedroom so I wouldn't have to keep moving the one I have around the house. Here's a link to a picture of it - but mine was cheaper in my local grocery store. I have thrown away the many lint rollers and sticky tape rollers since I've started using this. (And I have two Maine Coons, so there's LOTS of hair every where around my house.) The directions say to use a back and forth motion which really does help it work best.

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...LAID=307585007

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    I have also used the rubber gloves,the ones you used when washing dishes..for the couch and chair..then i rinse them off and do it again.

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    I spray furniture and rugs with Static Guard and then vacuum. For quilts and other items I don't want to wash often - I spray with Static Guard and put an old nylon over the hose attachment and vacuum them. 3 dogs ( 2 are shelties ) and 2 long hair cats - plus my daughter and I both have long hair - it is a constant battle. Brushing the pets on a regular basis helps, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    I have had the best success with the Pledge Fabric Roller. It has two rollers that catch the hair. It's supposed to be disposable, but being as cheap as I am, I just empty out the furball and reuse it. In fact, I just bought a second one for the bedroom so I wouldn't have to keep moving the one I have around the house. Here's a link to a picture of it - but mine was cheaper in my local grocery store. I have thrown away the many lint rollers and sticky tape rollers since I've started using this. (And I have two Maine Coons, so there's LOTS of hair every where around my house.) The directions say to use a back and forth motion which really does help it work best.

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...LAID=307585007
    Thank you, I did not know about this product. I have 8 cats, only one is a longhair and I will use this. The members here know EVERYTHING!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    I have had the best success with the Pledge Fabric Roller. It has two rollers that catch the hair. It's supposed to be disposable, but being as cheap as I am, I just empty out the furball and reuse it. In fact, I just bought a second one for the bedroom so I wouldn't have to keep moving the one I have around the house. Here's a link to a picture of it - but mine was cheaper in my local grocery store. I have thrown away the many lint rollers and sticky tape rollers since I've started using this. (And I have two Maine Coons, so there's LOTS of hair every where around my house.) The directions say to use a back and forth motion which really does help it work best.

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...LAID=307585007
    Thank-you so much for your recommendation. I have often seen it and wanted to buy it but thought that was alot of money for a disposalable item, maybe i will spluge and give it a try.
    I used to be a foster mom for maine coons, awesome cats.

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    be sure to read the reviews, someone talked about taking it apart and cleaning it to reuse it! cool huh?! also, go the company who makes it, maybe you can get a free sample, coupon or whatever!

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    here is a coupon!
    http://coupondivas.com/coupons-for-g...ntable-coupon/

    it says to be sure your printer is ready..because it starts printing right away..

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    I am sorry to keep bothering you guys..but i found this site..the pros and cons..and then at the bottom of the page, a short clip on how to take it apart to clean it..which makes it reusable!

    http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/200...comment-506000


    so use your coupon and go get one, and then let us all know what you think of it!!

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    I live with pet hair everywhere too. Best thing for it is a Dyson vacuum cleaner. I've tried the rest and this thing is OUTSTANDING. (And you won't believe how much more hair and DIRT this thing sucks up).

    Also, someone mentioned The Furminator. LOVE this thing! Can't believe it works as well as it does. I nearly combed the stripes off of Miss Kitty (see my avatar). And she loves getting groomed with it.

    Otherwise, well, I got nothin'. :)

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    Oh thank-you so much, you made my day...very much appreciated.
    dee

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    I have 3 long haired cats-2 are Maine Coons. hair everywhere and my couch holds onto it like glue. I bought the Scotch Fur Fighter. It has disposable covers that lift off the hair-kinda like the lint brushes that used to be popular. i extend the life of them by pulling off the hair and keep using them until it doesn't work right and then use a new one. It was about $10. of course i get wooly mamoths in the corners and under the furniture!

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    I forgot to ask- what's a Furminator?

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