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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 09 Jan 2013 14:49 #94992

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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 09 Jan 2013 13:10 #94989

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Ooo I like it! Here I am plotting to put the sweet little thing to work before she's even born :oops:
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 09 Jan 2013 12:57 #94987

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Just make her a floor polishing outfit to wear whilst she is visiting and take it off before she goes home :wink:


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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 09 Jan 2013 10:34 #94984

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:lol: Be right over! Actually I got to thinking about that new grandbaby coming and sending her home with dirty knees on her clothes from crawling on my floors. Not a big deal with my own kids! No one else needed to know. :wink:
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 09 Jan 2013 03:38 #94970

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
(I've got a kitchen floor you can practise on :wink: )


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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 08 Jan 2013 16:21 #94958

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Congratulations Anne! Isn't it funny how happy new tools can make us? I just bought myself a Shark floor steam cleaner and am all excited to clean my floor!?
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 08 Jan 2013 12:33 #94941

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Marianne-is-sewing wrote:
I make Swiffer replacement thingies from fleece. I have some fleece blanket left from when I had a dog and I am recycling those. I have made myself a little template and sew together several layers with a piece of Vilene on top for the prongs to fit into (otherwise the thingies fly off with my vigorous and fast dusting method :twisted: ); I then cut the sides using a wavy blade on my rotary cutter so it can flutter. Works great although maybe cotton would pick up more dust. I tried using flannel but that was a waste of time, left lint behind after picking up dust! How does the batting/wadding stand up to washing when it's not between fabric? Marianne

Marianne, I don't know yet. I just made a Swifter replacement out of batting when Michelle mentioned it in her post and tried it but did not wash it. I would have to assume it should work out okay since some people pre-wash batting, but I could not tell you for sure. Perhaps Michelle knows?

Anne, your Torino looks great--I don't think it is marketed in the United States yet... too bad for those folks looking for a stick vacuum cleaner--I saw several reviews on the Torino and it sound like a great tool. :)

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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 08 Jan 2013 11:18 #94935

Anne your stick vacuum looks great. I am glad that it is working well for you. :D
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 08 Jan 2013 08:02 #94922

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Not only was it a great :idea: , Michelle, but I just tried a batting scrap on my Swifter and it picked even more than the disposable Swifter pad would, including small fabric scraps. I've decided to cut up a few scraps of batting for this purpose because I can throw them in the washer and reuse them. This is priceless--actually, you should make royalties off of this idea, it's so good! :lol:
I make Swiffer replacement thingies from fleece. I have some fleece blanket left from when I had a dog and I am recycling those. I have made myself a little template and sew together several layers with a piece of Vilene on top for the prongs to fit into (otherwise the thingies fly off with my vigorous and fast dusting method :twisted: ); I then cut the sides using a wavy blade on my rotary cutter so it can flutter. Works great although maybe cotton would pick up more dust. I tried using flannel but that was a waste of time, left lint behind after picking up dust! How does the batting/wadding stand up to washing when it's not between fabric?
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 08 Jan 2013 06:53 #94908

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Well I did it! Ibought a Torino CORDED stick vacuum cleaner and I love it.
I have Laminate wood floors and I find it so much easier to use the Torino than lugging my heavy Miela around, especially in my sewing room.
It can also be used as a hand held and has a nozzle that you can attach to get into the corners.
I don't think it is strong enough for carpets but I did try it on the rug in my dining room and was amazed at how much dust and fluff ended up in the cylinder which is easy to empty, it is also very light and you can lift it with one finger.
How long it will last, I don't know but at the moment I love it.
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 11:57 #94206

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I love you people. Always so many good ideas. I will remember this one. When Renata says it's better than the original, I believe it and reusing is my cup of tea :D :D :D

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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 11:13 #94201

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Not only was it a great :idea: , Michelle, but I just tried a batting scrap on my Swifter and it picked even more than the disposable Swifter pad would, including small fabric scraps. I've decided to cut up a few scraps of batting for this purpose because I can throw them in the washer and reuse them. This is priceless--actually, you should make royalties off of this idea, it's so good! :lol:

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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 10:13 #94198

That is such a good idea Michelle, I never would have thought of that! :D
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Re: Stick vacuum cleaners 30 Dec 2012 09:25 #94196

Anne, you can cut scrap batting to fit the Swiffer and use them to clean with! Great use for your scraps or if you don't have a lot of batting scraps, and know a longarm quilter nearby, you could get plenty there!!
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