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Thread: Soaked cutting mat

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    Soaked cutting mat

    I just got home from a 10 day visit with my daughter. We spent nearly all our time quilting and knitting. Her cutting mat felt dried out and brittle. We tried soaking it in the bathtub then letting it dry and were really impressed with the results. Now that I'm home I can't wait to soak both of mine.
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    So cool, I still have to do mine!!!

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    What was the water temp that you used? I have an old mat and it could use some help. Did you just let it lay flat to dry or did you weight it down?
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    Here is the suggestion from an Olfa customer on how she clean her mat.

    http://olfacutterstore.com/tips-tricks-customers.htm
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    Good info to have. Never thought of soaking/cleaning mine. thanks.

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    After reading a thread about soaking/cleaning your cutting mat here on another thread, I filled my tub with a few inches of warm water, added some vinegar and let the mat soak for about ten minutes. Then I used a vegetable brush to scrub it gently, rinsed it and dried it with a big towel. I am amazed at how it has perked that old mat up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccertxi View Post
    Here is the suggestion from an Olfa customer on how she clean her mat.

    http://olfacutterstore.com/tips-tricks-customers.htm
    thanks for the link... good to know
    Nancy in western NY

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    going to try this! Thanks for the info.

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    What if your tub isn't big enough? Do you press it flat with something or do you just let it lay there?
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    Aloha! Wait until spring when kiddie wading pools are available in stores if you don't already have one. Wait for nice weather and put the wading pool on a flat surface such as a driveway and proceed using the instructions in the link.
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