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Thread: Cutting mats

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    I just bought a new mat at Joannes and I put it my sewing room. It has a bad smell to it . Should or can I wash it with something to get the smell out?

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    Many here have put them outdoors, out of the sun to air them out.

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    I live in Phoenix. It's hot here don't you think the heat will effect it?

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    I did the smell test at Joann's and chose not to buy the stinky one, I did tell the sales lady about it and she agreed it was a skunk smell. iF YOU GO TO SEARCH AND SEARCH FOR SMELLY CUTTING MATS WILL WILL GET SOME IDEAS.

    Sorry didn't mean to yell!! :lol: Hit the darn cap lock again!! :oops:

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    hanks will try that.

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    I would take it back and exchange it. You have to be careful if you put it in the sun, You don't want it to warp.

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    I just found the receipt and I am going to take it back and exchange it.

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    I bought a beautiful mat a couple of months ago and not cheap either from Joann's. The smell was awful; like a skunk. I left it in the garage, then outside, tried a few other things. The smell would not go away. The sad part was at first I had layed some material on top of it; it took over a week for the smell to leave the fabric! I returned it and bought one that passed the sniff test. The lady told me they have quite a few come back for the same reason. The Brand I bought is "DRITZ". It is a great mat and was about 10$cheaper than the other one.

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    Who would have thought a cutting mat would have a smell. Must have been a production of tainted something or other. Ummm. I wouldn't have thought to sniff the mat before I buy. Thank-you for clueing me in.

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    I don't remember the smell when I bought it but when I take it back you can bet I'll be smelling them all be for I get the new one!

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