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Thread: Flattening a rotary mat

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    I had it hanging in a closet. :oops: It very well may have gotten to warm. Thanks for the reminder.

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    I know this is a little late, but just found this wonderful forum. Anyhow, my map was severely warped due to being left in a hot truck for several days. I took it outside and laid it on my tiled patio and left it in the hot sun for the day and presto! Flat as when I bought it. Hope this helps.

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    Cheryl,
    We are all coming to your house!!! Where do you live? I live in Central Pennsylvania and the temp is hovering around 10 above zero but this does not include the windchill which I think makes it actually -14. This has been going on for several days now and will not end until Wednesday if we are lucky.
    I'm a good cook and I can clean in exchange for the use of your sunny patio!!
    I'm glad you came up with a solution to your warped mat problem. Thanks. Suzanne

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    Oh, Suz, I wish you could make it here in wonderful Southern New Mexico. After growing up in the Midwest snowbelt, I truly appreciate this climate! Since you don't have the sun, why not try laying on the floor (no carpet), cover with a towel, and using your iron, gently "melt" it flat - I don't think you would leave the iron on a section for too long, jusat to warm it. CHERYL

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    Cheryl,
    Mine are not warped. I just wanted your "SUN" and warmth!!! It is sunny here but bitterly cold. School was delayed again today, basketball games have been postponed, etc.
    Thanks for the info. Suzanne

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    I have only one cutting board; it is a Fiscars. After the first round of cutting it had lots of cuts.
    Later this Spring I will purchace a new one. Which one gives the best value ,price wise and in durability ?

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    The Olfa green mats hands down, in my opinion are the best.

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    It's the only one I've used but I've looked at some others and they just look too slick and hard.

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    If you have a small piece of unused wallspace could you put one of those plastic stick on hooks and hang it on that?

    Those kind of hooks I see advertised on TV that are supposed to stick yet when you pull down on it, it comes off.

    I think WalMart has those. That's another storage solution for me that I will have to try for my mats and rulers.

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    Cheryl,
    Thanks I tried your sugestion of ironing my mat, and it worked like a charm. Now I have two mats ( can never have to many), as it was impossible to use the warped one until your cure. I just love quilters they are always there to help you. :)

    LOL Liz

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