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Thread: Refreshing cutting mat

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    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
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    Has anyone tried soaking mat in the bathtub to refresh the surface. I read about that once and would like to try but forgot the procedure.

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    Is this the thread you wanted?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64181-1.htm

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    I did if after discussions on here - I put my 36 x24in mat in the tub - of course it had to curl up the sides, which worried me a bit.

    I filled up with luke warm water, right to the edges of the mat, and left it overnight. I was amazed to see that the water level had dropped about 2in at that point. I topped it up again to where it was before, and left so it had been in there a total of 24 hours.

    Took it out, dried it off, and put it back on my table up the other way to give it a chance to flatten down again. It didn't completely get rid of the deeper cuts on the board, but it is a darn site better than before the treatment.

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    Interesting. My favorite mat is getting shabby.

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