The question, "What's the best way to clean my wall quilts?" is one I get asked regularly. How I used to do it is to use the upholstery brush on my vacuum cleaner and be VERY careful (I know some ladies add in a layer of fly-screen before they vacuum as well). Now I have discovered a much quicker option - my IKEA sticky brush:
Yes, I am sure it's not really called an 'IKEA Sticky Brush' and apparently you can buy them in supermarkets everywhere but, well, you know how I feel about IKEA! So anyway I find that it picks up all the dust, fur, threads, etc, REALLY well without damaging the embroidery threads. So that's my handy hint for the day!:
The 'brush' (I guess it's really a roller) is made of layers of sticky paper that you roll over your fabric and simply tear away when it's full of fluff and nonsense and then you have a new layer to keep rolling and collecting with!
How do you clean your wall quilts? Do you simply not bother? How do you clean your bed quilts? Do you make quilt cleaning an event? Love to know! Leave a comment...
And I just have to show you a few snaps of Rosie's beautiful Summer Garden (taken while doing the photo shoot for 'Down In The Garden'):
She's always keen to show you photos of the biggest weeds (LOL) but really her garden is just divine:
Do you love the beautiful white lily? I gave Rosie a whole collection of lily bulbs (including the pink ones above) for her 40th and we planted some of them together - what fun. Here's her gorgeous jewel coloured purple penstemon:
Leanne Beasley xxx