Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #8 (#TTot22)

Welcome to the 8th edition of Tips and Tutorial on the 22 (#TTot22). I am enjoying learning so much from all the great bloggers who have linked up their hints. Last month we had 8 tips and tutorials; the summary is at the bottom of todays blog. You can always find past ones in the Tips/Tutorials tabs at the top menu or on my Pinterest board for the #TTot22.

Here are the ways I use my lint roller in my sewing studio.

Clean my Mat:
Our rotary cutting mats need to be cleaned. Some fabrics are more linty (is that a word?) than others. I use it as I notice things getting a bit grimy on the mat.

Jelly Roll Lint

Clean Your Jelly Roll Edges
OK. This one has to be one of my favorites. Like many of you, I hate all the lint on the zig zag jelly rolls. I saw my lint roller one day and tried this and have never turned back. You can see it took quite a few go attempts to really minimize the lint.

Cutting Die before Cleaning

Clean your cutting dies
The cutting dies are much like the rotary mat and get quite bit of fabric debris on them. I love using the roller to do the preliminary cleaning of most of the threads, but every once in awhile I do need tweezers for the pieces in the corners.

Cutting Die after Cleaning

Clean your leaders on your long arm
My leaders get a lot of thread and junk on them. I like them clean and the lint roller is so easy for this.

Clean your quilt
I believe that quilts shed quite a bit during the whole process. Before I quilt I lay mine on a bed and collect the threads with my lint roller and after quilting I do the same.

This one got a good going over with a lint roller.

Clean yourself (you knew that)
Well, we can still use them for what they were meant for. Mine hangs behind my door so I can do it as I am leaving the studio

Here are the great tips for last month, in case you didn’t get back to the linky party. My Blog posts with the original links and Pinterest are the other places you can catch up on any of the prior months.

Ten-Minute Table Runner! Table Runner
3 Ideas to Find the Perfect Color Palette
Making Blocks from Crumbs
Tips and Tricks for Fusible Applique
Reworking My Ironing Board
Binding on Spools
Pinning Tip
Facing A Quilt

And, here is the link to the linky party! Remember to come back and check what’s going on here during the rest of the month. Any tips or tutorials are welcome; including some favorites you would live people to see. The linky party is open until the end of the month.

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Coming Up on the Blog:
QAL by the Sea #4 – 8/25
TGIFF – 8/28
2020 Monthly Color Block – September
QAL by the Sea #5 – 9/8
QAL by the Sea #6 – 9/15
Garden Party Hop Hop – 9/17
QAL by the Sea #7 – 9/22
Hello Fall Blog Hop – 9/21
QAL by the Sea #8 – 9/29

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  1. August 22, 2020 / 8:27 AM

    I need to buy more lint rollers. Yesterday I was using the green frog tape to remove threads from a quilt, which works okay, but a roller is much easier. Good tip, Kathleen!

  2. August 22, 2020 / 3:17 PM

    Lint rollers are a must for a sewing room! I just used mine the other day to tidy up my design wall and ironing board. 🙂

  3. August 22, 2020 / 5:25 PM

    Yay!! I remembered to link up!!! Probably the fact that your post arrived in my email helped me remember!! 🙂
    I like the lint remover for the various uses you talked about and also for the design wall (which Jet Girl mentioned!)
    Thanks for hosting “Tips & Tutorials” 🙂

  4. thedarlingdogwood
    August 22, 2020 / 7:24 PM

    Oooh, good tip! I’ve used a lint roller to clean up quilt tops and finished quilts, but never thought about the dies–I’ll try that! I do keep a lint roller in my sewing space.

  5. August 23, 2020 / 3:38 PM

    I already use a lint roller to clean myself off but I’ve never thought about using it on the cutting mat! And now I’m thinking I will use it on my ironing board and design wall! Thanks for the handy dandy tips!

  6. Anja @ Anja Quilts
    August 24, 2020 / 8:49 PM

    Linty is most definitely a word!! LOL

  7. Rebecca Grace
    August 28, 2020 / 1:41 PM

    Great tips, Kathleen! I do keep tape lint rollers in my studio, right near my long arm, to ensure there is no dog fur getting quilted into my quilts. I need to get into the habit of using the lint roller on my own clothes, though, especially the front and sleeves of my shirts. My dogs aren’t in the studio with me, but their fur gets on my clothes when I’m in other parts of the house and then can transfer from my shirt to the quilt as I’m quilting it. If I wiped myself down with a lint brush every time I stepped into the studio and closed the pet gate behind me, it would greatly minimize the stray dog hair that ended up on the quilt in the first place. Also, never thought of using it on the cutting mat. Genius!

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