I love my cat Harvey, but he has the most annoying habit of shedding hair everywhere. And when his favorite spots around the house are the quilts, I have to get creative with how to remove hair without a constant stream of laundry.
While I’m perfectly comfortable washing the bed and throw quilts, I try to avoid washing the table toppers — especially since I usually quilt them less dense and want them to stay structured.
Look at all the hair! And Harvey’s gray hair is so noticeable on white fabric. My two-minute hack isn’t genius, but it’s cheap and is gentle enough to be used on any quilt and fabric!
If the weather is nice, I always shake the quilt outside first to get rid of any excess hair.
My secret tool: a garment brush. I like one with soft bristles, which I found works better than those sticky lint rollers or a vacuum. You can buy my favorite brush for less than $10 on Amazon.
I always move the brush away from me and in the same direction as the quilting (that way, you’re not going against the stitching).
I clean the brush frequently, so I’m not moving the hair to other parts of the quilt.
Ta-da! Look how much hair I got out with a cheap brush! It only took a few minutes (compared to an hour for washing and drying), so I can do it quickly before company comes over.
That white fabric is back to normal (although a few weeks from now, I’ll definitely need to clean again!). What are your favorite ways to get rid of pet hair on your quilts?