Tidy Tips

To quickly and inexpensively clean an iron’s surface, pour a line of table salt approx 1/2 x 6″ on a terry towel.  Iron back and forth with hot iron – residue comes right off.  (F&P mag).

Maintain your machine – there’s nothing more frustrating than a breakdown when you’re in the middle of sewing. Especially keep the bobbin case clean from lint – a quick brush and you’re right to continue. You can use a long pipe cleaner to get into all the nooks and crannies of your sewing machine and when done you can just toss it away.  Thanks to Fons & Porter tips.

If you happen to prick your finger and blood gets on your quilt,  just use your own saliva and it will come right out.

Be sure to wipe the blade and clean your rotary cutter properly after each cutting session, otherwise lint will build up on it, which can affect its cutting performance.

If you get oil on your work, sprinkle it with talcum powder and let stand at least 24 hours before washing. The powder absorbs the oil. This also applies to grease or fat spillage.

When you need to clean a quilt you have hanging on the wall, just vacuum it right where it is.

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