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

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    After spending numerous hours of cutting threads off of my beater bar - a friend of mine gave me a shop vac to keep in my sewing room. I cannot tell you how much time this has saved me and it can reach places that my regular vacuum cleaner couldn't reach.

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    I have a central vacuum system (even though my house is one-floor, 2 bedroom. My carpet in sewing room is an indoor-outdoor type but vacuum does a pretty good job! Bending over and picking up threads (and those spilled pins) should be helping reduce the waistline! no!

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    I use this old Singer vacuum, upright, about 15 yrs. old! It won't die!!! And it still works great!

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    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.

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    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!!!!!

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    My DH.

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    I don't vacuum as much in tehre as I should because there's always stuff in there.

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    I use a broom or dust mop. There is no carpet anywhere in my house. Helps with alergies.

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    You can use a new toilet bowl brush to pick up the threads before you vacuum.

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    I use a Mr. Sticky
    lint roller, fill it up wash it
    let it dry or dry it with a microfiber towel and it is good to go again never looses it's stickieness...I have 3 sizes *LOL* wonderful for cat hair , cat liter etc.

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    I sew with a lot of vintage chenille bedspreads - I have to use a vacuum. I just love my shop vac :thumbup: but it has sucked things up that I didn't mean for it to - at least it is easy to open up and retrive those items ;)

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    I use a wrist pin cushion and a paper lunch bag taped to my sewing table to keep my mess contained. But I don't know what a beater bar is so that may be something that causes thread on the floor that you can't control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I use a broom or dust mop. There is no carpet anywhere in my house. Helps with alergies.
    Me too. It isn't cold enough here to make me want carpet again. This is so much easier to clean, too.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have hardwood floors in my sewing room. Sweeps up easily.

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    I use the shop vac,,,, it picks up everything! and quite often DH will do the vacuuming for me......after all, it is HIS vacuum LOL

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    I use a shop vac, i have a kirby but it does not like my Paper peicing imagine that. A strong shop vac is wonderful and I get to use it in the fire place as well.

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    A Dyson. Don't really need it's power now, but surely did before our big hairy doggie went to doggie heaven. All those commercials about not losing power have been true in our case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Coy
    I use a wrist pin cushion and a paper lunch bag taped to my sewing table to keep my mess contained. But I don't know what a beater bar is so that may be something that causes thread on the floor that you can't control.
    You brought back memories of my mother as she used to tape a paper bag to sewing machine table as she did some church project that resulted in cutting a lot of threads. Thank you!

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    I use my flicker before I vacuum. It is getting harder to find the inserts for it so I guess I will have to go back to a lint roller attached to the paint extension handle ( saves my back)
    If I had my choice I would have either hardwood or tile in the sewing room.

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    I am lucky to have a friend with a sign business she saves all her scraps of vinyl (one side is sticky to adhere and withstand weather) so I cut a lot of pieces and this picks up thread and pins like magic.Otherwise she has no use for her scraps!!

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    I have wood floors and use a swifter usually. Do sometimes use the attachment hose on my upright to get into the corners and under some tables. Have a tiny vacuum to clean out my machines.

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    i have a small shop vac. I burned out a Shark with all the threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I use a broom or dust mop. There is no carpet anywhere in my house. Helps with alergies.
    I so want to get rid of my carpeting for this very issue...
    in the meantime, I use this, DH got a piece of pvc pipe and made a longer handle for me!

    http://www.checkerdist.com/products/6202

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    I have a teenage daughter. She's learning to be independent! ;)

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