I was given a bag of fabric by a friend. Cute fabric. Horsey fabric. But this friend not only likes horses: she likes dogs. And there was dog hair all over that fabric! So I zigzagged the edges and threw it in the wash. And the dryer. (Fingers crossed.) And I took it out and found--you guessed it, dog hair and plenty of it. Was I going to have to give this away and hope that someone who loved dogs would find a use for it? No! Lint roller to the rescue! I've had a masking tape style one for years and this was just the ticket.(Kind of like this one.) It took a lot of tape to rescue the fabric, but I was successful in the end. Yay!
But wait, there's more! I have another tip for you today: remember learning Roman numerals and wondering what in the world you were ever going to use that knowledge for? Turns out it was for quilting! Thanks to Marianne via AppleCheeks for this:
When a quilter needs to keep her blocks in numerical order, she can use her pins:
Straight pin means I
Flower pin means V
Safety pin means X