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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    I always clean the thread and snippits of fabric off the floor every day that I sew. I have 2 kitties and I don't want them to swallow the thread. A friend of mine had a beautiful Himalayan cat that swallowed some thread and it wrapped around her intestines. The vet did surgery, but it was too late to save her. So I always run the swiffer over the hardwood floors and get all the threads off of the sewing cabinet. It only takes a few minutes and I want to protect my fur babies..

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    i clean only when necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings View Post
    My mom always says, "a messy room is the sign of a creative mind." I'm going with it
    Oh thank you - I knew there was a reason that my room was never completely cleaned up - will have to show this to my DH

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    I clean when I clean the rest of the house. I pick up everyday and keep neat. I can not stand to work in a mess.

    This is how I do it too. I can't stand to sew in a mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina View Post
    Are you supposed to clean it?
    Ditto!! But seriously, I am pretty neat about trimming seams and threads as I go along (small lunch bag/trash bag right by machine). And I vacuum when I do the rest of the house. No pets or small children at this point, so don't have to worry about threads causing harm. I end up with fabric spread out around me but love looking and touching it, so it doesn't bother me.

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    I clean and organize when I feel blocked. Otherwise I enjoy the creative mess.

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    LOL...I agree, and I would rather be sewing than cleaning, but I work best with less clutter, so I pick up between projects and clean when my sewing appetite is full.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    I clean when I cant find my sewing machine anymore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I vacuum the sewing room once a week in my regular house cleaning circuit. I dust all my tables first to get all the threads and fuzz onto to the floor to vacuum. My "stuff" I straighten after each project. I do NOT major clean my sewing room. I'm still looking for stuff since making that mistake last year.
    lol-same here.
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    I clean my sewing room more than any other room in my house! I can not work in a mess, so have to keep every thing nice and neat. Its a daily thing.
    dare to dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonieM View Post
    I pick up after every project to keep things tidy and vacuum when the threads start to bug me or my husband has tracked mud up there while he is on a candy search.
    LOL..... CANDY SEARCH........lol

    Cute.
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    And why would he think there is candy in your sewing room? Be the last place I would keep it because it attracts mice and ants and flies.

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    I clean up my sewing room when i can no longer quilt because i can't find my machine or my cutting table!

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    Simply put, not as often as the rest of the house gets cleaned. My dh does most of the cleaning in our home, with the exception of my sewing studio. He dusts once a week. I dust about once every 10 days. It's not pretty. I swear one of these days one of those dust bunnies is going to attack our 5 lb dog and win! Scary to see what I pick up. If I've been sewing, dust grows like weeds on steroids!!!
    Go forth and sew!

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    I too sew in my living space..timely post..i am consolidating my stash...threads have to be under control or we walk out the door with them clinging on us !

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    Smile I love a clean sewing room

    I vaccum regularly my sewing room (at least 3 times a week) when I do my regular cleaning... I pick up and organize after each project segment is completed.. easily to go back to project if it is in some kind of order, also easier to remember where to begin again.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I sew in the dining room, but generally clean up after each project. Lots of times when I am "stuck" on a project, I will begin cleaning up the area which tends to clear my mind.

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    And a perfectly clean house is the sign of a dull woman.

    Guess I am a creative, non-dull woman!


    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC View Post
    Oh thank you - I knew there was a reason that my room was never completely cleaned up - will have to show this to my DH
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings View Post
    My mom always says, "a messy room is the sign of a creative mind." I'm going with it
    He who cuts his own wood is warmed twice, but she who makes her own quilt is warmed forever - SLR 11/7/2011

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    hahahaha, love that "making that mistake" This is SO me!

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    I had ceramic tile put in my sewing area but have carpet in my sewing room. It's easy to clean the tile and I keep a vacuum in my sewing closet so it's handy to use. My problem is putting things back as soon as I'm though with them. They seem to pile up on every bare surface. The surface underneath them is clean though!
    Got fabric?

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    My sewing room is also a guest room and also my office as well as my quilting/sewing room. I clean the desk when company's coming. I swiffer and vacuum it in between. I have a Horn "Quilter's Dream" sewing cabinet with a large leaf in the back. I keep that leaf up and have a 2-drawer file under the edge. With my computer table (Ikea, of course) set at a right-angle to the leaf, I have a lovely L-shaped work space opposite the "business end" with the sewing machine. And if I have a quilting guest, we can set up a machine on the leaf for them to use.
    Grandmere

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    You are kidding, right? threads and dust bunnies? Sorry , but you made me laugh. I have a whole fabric shop on my floor
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