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Old 02-10-2013, 08:42 PM
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I want to know if anyone else has this problem...I'm piecing away at the machine and clipping my threads and there is so much electricity in the air...my cut threads won't come off my fingers..to put in the thread catchers or trash...I've seen my hair do strange things when I brush it when the weather is cool..but these threads are driving me crazy...If I lick my fingers before I grab the ends that helps some...but I get tired of licking my fingers...each time...I figure someone out there has this problem...hopefully you have some good answers...would really appreciate solutions...thanks and Happy Quilting..
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:45 PM
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I have this problem, too. Licking my fingers is the solution I use also. I think it's because there isn't enough humidity in the house with the furnace on.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 PM
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I put a couple of drops of glycerin on my hands when I am sewing. It gives me some grip and I don't have to keep licking my fingers. I learned that from Betty New in a free motion quilting class I took with her. The glycerin is about $4 at Walmart in the pharmacy area. It will last forever.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:36 PM
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Fill your crockpot with water, leave the lid OFF, and leave it on high in your sewing room while you are in there. Be sure to turn a kitchen chair upside down in the middle of the floor as a reminder to turn it off or refill it!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:08 PM
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Keep a dryer sheet nearby. Wipe your hands with it occasionally. This will help with the static electricity. You can also wipe your hair with the dryer sheet to tame those flyaways, also.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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When I FMQ I wear gloves and the threads stick to them. I wrap a piece of masking tape into a circle, sticky side out and stick it to the right side of the machine. When I have threads on my gloves I just stick them to the tape.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:54 AM
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:18 AM
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sounds like you need some humidity in your house- we have had to have all 3 of our humidifiers going this year- it's been a cold/dry air season.
also, if you place a cap-full of fabric softener (like downey) in a spray bottle -then fill with water---go about spritzing your carpeting----not only does it smell good-but it greatly cuts down on static electricity.
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A can of Static Cling spray is always handy to have.(I think they still make it)Add moisture in your house,much heathier.......
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Hang few wet towels to dry in the house.
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