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Tip: Roll Lint Away

Sep 30, 2014
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This reader-submitted tip was originally featured in Quick Stuff to Quilt (Fall 2014).

If I have to pick up stray threads or lint from a flat surface, I wind tape, sticky side out, onto my rolling pin. I simply secure the first end and then continue winding until it’s covered in tape. Wide tape is the easiest. I also use this method on my sewing table and on the back of quilt tops after I’ve snipped all the stray threads but before I’ve basted the “sandwich” together. I just drape the quilt on the bed, and roll the rolling pin over it.

-Leslie Pelecovich, Mamaroneck, New York

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