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Thread: ?? cleaning June Tailor mat

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    Question ?? cleaning June Tailor mat

    New theme for me.

    I have a fairly new Cut & Sew II mat, I think that's the one, by June Tailor. It has a padded gridded surface on one side and a cutting mat on the other for use with a rotary cutter.

    It has a little dinge from overspray of starch and/or Best press but in our last quilt meeting, someone used the iron to iron fusible interfacing, got gunk on the iron & then wiped it off on the padded portion of the mat. (I'd busted my buns to keep the mat as pristine as possible -- apparently not everyone else does that when it doesn't belong to them.) I might get a new one for my use at home next time I'm at Joann's or Hancock's with a coupon, but I'm not inspired to take a new one to our group quilting meetings again.

    I have an older version of the mat & it came apart. After reattaching everything, I got the brilliant idea to try Resolve cleaner on some spots on the mat. Turns out that the gridded lines will bleed or blur if they get too wet. So I don't really want to go there on the newer one.

    So, if you've cleaned yours successfully, how did you do it? BTW, I contacted the company to ask them, but have yet to get an answer from the experts.

    TIA,
    Mary

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    Doesn't answer your question directly but ..

    I found this solution yesterday, and thought I'd try it before buying another new one (my usual solution).
    http://www.buttonsandbutterflies.com...-tutorial.html

    I have four of the pressing (only) boards.
    And I LOVE starch, so they're certainly NOT pretty to look at.

    For me, it's less work than attempting to deal with cleaning them.
    And very pretty.

    Or course, a pillow case would probably work just as well.

    For the double sided ones like you're talking about, you could easily attach a of piece hemmed fabric to the pressing side - basting, perhaps?

    My double sided one (cut and press) is only the 12"s square, so it's not worth it.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-03-2012 at 12:43 PM.

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    I don't use the grids anyway, so that pillowcase sounds like a winner!! Off to check your link.


    Mary

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    Cool tutorial you shared. I like the idea although the pillowcase is quicker.

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