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Thread: Damaged Cutting Mat

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    My cutting mat was damaged by someone who didn't know better pressing down extremely hard while cutting outing. Can this be restored?There are from 2-3 lines of fuzz and deep cuts down one side. It's a Fiskar and like new otherwise. Thanks for any help! :(

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    Super Member sewmuch's Avatar
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    I thought they were self healing. I press hard on mine and it doesn't do that. Maybe you should return it.

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    I've had this mat several years and I never leave any indication of cutting too deep altho I think I press pretty hard somtimes. This lady must have put all she had behind her strokes. I can't even imagine pressing that hard. I'll try the net solution and see what results I have . Thanks ladies! :)

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    Don't forget...send an e-mail to the manufacturer of the cutting mat. They have web sites and all sorts of suggestions on how to care for them. They may even offer to replace it. One think I learned, was to flip it over and use the other side as the material is the same all the way through.

    June in Cincinnati

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    if you didn't see her using it maybe she used something other than a rotary cutter, I too press pretty hard sometimes and I don't have any scars.

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    I think I read somewhere that if you're using a dull rotary cutter that they will scar the cutting board. I can tell, when I see tuffs of batting or fabric stuck on the cutting board, it's time to change blades. I usually just clean the cutting board up with some netting and all is well again. I've never known a board to be 'hurt' so bad that it doesn't repair itself. I'd certainly write the manufacturer and ask for their help!

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    I have had fuzz lines in my cutting mat before. After cutting batting, there was quite a bit of fuzz there. I took netting and it came right off and repaired itself. Let us know if the netting helps. If not, definitely call or write the manufacturer.

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    What kind of netting are you all using to rub these mats down with? :oops:

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    I hate to have to admit this :oops: but you can actually do this to a cutting mat. When I first started quilting I am mostly self taught so was all "learn by trial and error" mostly error :lol:

    Anyway I had my blade done up too tight so had to use too much force to get it to move, chopped up my mat pretty good, once I realised what I was doing just turned it over and used the other side. Am starting to see daylight in places now so is getting time to get a new one, can't complain though, it has done me 12 years since I loosened my blade :lol:

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    A razor knife will do permanent damage... uh, so I saw once :roll:

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