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Thread: What do you use to vacuum your sewing room?

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    Super Member Edie's Avatar
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    I use an Oreck hand vac that my husband gave me. It is absolutely perfect for when I cut threads and drop them on the floor. (I save dog ears!). Edie

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    I first pick up the bigger stuff by hand and then use a regular vacume cleaner but mine has a hose so it can go any where. Also I am pretty consistent about putting snipped threads in a little baggie or the trash. this helps alot. sometimes when I have friends they just make it all go air born and I noticed that adds tremendously to the mesh. I guess I am more consisten about putting it in a baggie since I need to clean it up. LOL I have wood flooring and big area rugs.

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    I bought a Roomba, robot vacuum cleaner on CraigsList to try on our carpets and hard floors.

    It isn't perfect but, as my DH says "Anything IT picks up is better than nothing."

    I start it on its cleaning mission each day, when I leave the house. I runs until the battery runs down. I empty it and recharge it when I return.

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    I too have wood floors in my new place, so I just roll the new cheapy bagless Bissell in and take the narrow crevice tool and whisk the mess up, take it out and let the breezes take it to where the birdies can pick it for their nests. They are great American Pickers, doncha know.

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    That sounds like a great idea. Dollar Store here I come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy Stitcher
    That sounds like a great idea. Dollar Store here I come
    I was actually responding to the toilet brush idea

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    I haven't tried this yet but I think I found this tip here on the board. To cut the threads off your beater bar...use a seam ripper. Sounds like the perfect tool for the job!

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    I took the carpet out of one bedroom, so I have tile. I just use a dust mop. Sew easy.

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    My brother gave me a small "Devil Ray" vacuum which is small and cleans up the scraps from a day's sewing. Then once a week the big vacuum to get everything the little one missed.

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    I love the big Shop Vac specially when there's a new dust bag in there...so
    much lighter to move around. Came in very handy when our basement
    flooded. :D

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    2 years ago when we added on the addition that became my sewing room, one of the first decisions I made was NO CARPET!!, so just a dust mop for me.

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    I have hardwood floors,,,walking around in my sock feet works well!! :-D :-D :-D :XD:

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    I love this. It made me laugh. By the time I get to the end of a project, that's the way my floor looks too. Definitely backhoe material!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52
    I should use a back hoe but I use a shop vac....

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    I have wood floors and I hardly ever have to do anything. Most of it sticks to the dog or my socks or the legs of my sweat pants (wardrobe of choice when quilting)

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    This is what I do also! Vacuum! LOL! It is an alien machine in my sewing room! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I use the adhesive lint roller around the sewing machine rug area to get the threads & pins before vacumning. Saves picking up pins in vacumn & having to pull the threads off the vacumn brushes.
    excellent idea!!!!!
    I use my lint roller too! love it.

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    Vacuum.....are your actually supposed to clean your sewing room?????

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    I don't I just use a broom -I am afraid I will vaccum up more than I want!

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    I have hardly any space to walk in my sewing room, so usually a quick dust mop will do. I just have to tell you all what a smart man I married. This morning, he was helping me get a top ready for the frame,in another room, and I turned over my safety pin box. In the bottom were a million straight pins. I have no idea where they came from but they were getting in the grooves of my hardwood floors, and I was panicking. DH went to the refrigerator and got a magnet from the fridge and got them all up. No need to go hunt my pin magnet!

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    Hmmm, what do I use to vacuum my sewing room... oh,
    I know, my husband!

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    just got a shop-vac. so far Im liking it.

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    who vacuums? I just walk around in my socks and the threads stick to my feet! also the pins stick in my socks (ouch)

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    Oh, gosh, your supposed to "clean" the floor? grin, just kidding. My floor is tile so it just sweeps and wipes with a damp mop to get the threads.

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    I use the attachments on my machine to suck up the worst areas, then go over w/out them.

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    I have an inexpensive vacuum I use in the sewing room.- and really trying hard to put the threads and small pieces in a bag by the machine.

    Ruby the Quilter

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