Nothing picks up thread off the floor of my sewing room floor faster than the flannel backs of quilts laid out to prepare for machine quilting. Why don't I vacuum up the thread? You ask. I do, but somehow there's always more thread lurking in the rug, just waiting for it's chance to sneak up on some flannel. Thus the lint roller. With this handy tool I can zip-zip over the back of the quilt and it's cleaner than ever. Ready for quilting.