Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Clever Gadget

Lint "Brush" for sewing machine
February 2016
On the way home from a North Dakota, my sister, brother-in-law, and I stopped for lunch in Fort Morgan, CO. Next door to the restaurant was a quilt shop, and of course, Marilyn and I had to go inside. While I was purchasing a pattern and some yardage, Marilyn noticed a jar by the register that contained several lint brushes, and the clerk told us to each take one.

This "brush" was made from a beverage straw (the thin kind used by bars) and a bit of chenille pipe cleaner. It is a simple device but very clever and useful.

lint brush in use
The pipe cleaner is merely twisted and then tucked inside the straw, but I may eventually glue the pipe cleaner in place to prevent it from pulling out and/or falling into the machine.

These would be quick to make for simple "favors" for a quilt retreat or guild meeting. If you make some, please share the name of the shop: Inspirations Quilt Shop - 423 Main Street, Fort Morgan, CO

I found an online tutorial for these lint brushes.


13 comments:

  1. That is a really fun idea!! I will borrow it, with your permission!!

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  2. That's a good idea--simple and useful.

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  3. So simple and yet so clever!

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  4. Well that's surely a clever idea! I have both, so can try it out! :-) Thanks.

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  5. Well that is a nice free gift to get.

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  6. Clever and easy. THat's perfect

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  7. Hoe cute is THAT!!!! Wish I'd thought of it! LOLOL

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  8. I can think of a half dozen things to do with that brush! Great idea--I need to make some.

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  9. How clever is that, and I like the idea for quilt retreats or the quilt guilds meetings, something to share with them :)

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  10. That's a great gadget! Are you covered in snow again? g

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  11. Must try making that. it would be an easy and pretty cheap little gift for quilt retreaters.

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  12. That is pure GENIUS! I may make some of those as "boo-boo" sticks. Those clean up little bits of floss when you pull out some stitches. There is always a little lint left behind. This would get it up right quick.

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