Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits #2

thread catcher
Today's tidbit is found in your scrap bag of batting.

I will use a small scrap of batting near my machine to hold lose threads that I have clipped off. It also works well to grab dust bunnies (polar fleece works great as well)

This little thread catcher is also nice to have around when doing hand work to grab those stray threads. I have seen one done up like a little book ( might have been on stash manicure or in a Fons and Porter mag), here I have used a charm square -5 inches and a 4 inch piece of batting.

I also will use another to catch the dust bunnies that live in my machine. They grab them with just a light rub or swipe to the inside of your bobbin holder .
And speaking of dust bunnies Another great tool to grab them by their fuzzy little ears  comes from the cosmetics department

invasion of dust bunny's
sorry for the fuzzy pic

the eyeshadow brush can catch the ones hiding inside
the capture with the blush brush
and then you are left wth this 
just a handful of dust bunnies.
Special note .... no bunnies were harmed in the making of this blog

Sew dust bunnies beware, a sewing machine is not a safe place to hide.

Well that's my tidbit for today I am going to go and have some breakfast out on the patio this morning , mom's still sleeping sew she will miss this early fall morning but she will enjoy the day when she rises
sew stay in stitches and have a  dust bunny free day( and machine)


  1. Thanks for another great tip Annette, I will make one to put beside me on the arm chair when I am doing hand work, it just might keep a few off the floor :-)
    Enjoy your day.

  2. Great tip... I am always having thread flying all over the place... off to my batting scrap bag right now...

  3. Cleaning is so important! When my machine is full of crap, it sounds like the chopper at the beginning of M.A.S.H. and I can't get the theme song out of my head! lol

    Great blog! Nice to meet you! Are you coming to the big quilt show in October in Saskatoon? nearly 40 vendors from all over the country - ooooo shopping! ; )
    sewing in Saskatoon

  4. The best ideas are sew simple! Thanks.