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Thread: Batting mess on cutting mat.

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    Batting mess on cutting mat.

    I had to cut a lot of batting squares and now have a big mess to clean. I usually turn the mat over but forgot to this time.

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    Wow How did I get so many pics posted? I can't find a way to delete them either.
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    I use a plastic scrubby (for cleaning dishes) and scrub! works for me!

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    Mine always looks like this after I cut fleece! Just use a kitchen scrubbie thing, it will take it right off.
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    I used both a plastic scrubby and on the really embedded stuff I used one of those green scoring pads (I get them at the dollar store).

    BUT, a better solution is to designate a mat specifically for cutting batting and fleece as well. So if you have an older mat, kind of worn, make that the one you use and get yourself a nice new mat when they go on sale at Joanns. That's what I finally ended up doing.
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    All done! I used the blade scrapper that came with my smooth top stove and it was a breeze to clean, then used the lint roller to get all the loose fibers. Name:  photo (1).JPG
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    I can't get the pictures right today. LOL
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    At least you know how to post a picture. I haven't figured that out yet.

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    Get a mat scrubber

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    Yeah on posting pics and for getting the mat clean! I usually cut batting with scissors or use a different mat. This is why I have a new mat now!

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    I glad you posted this. It happens to me too. the scrubby pad the lady said I shall try., lol
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    It cleaned up very well. I bought a mat smoother several years ago and I use that every so often. I don't cut batting so never had that happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMN View Post
    At least you know how to post a picture. I haven't figured that out yet.
    Ditto here, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Get a mat scrubber
    I'm sorry, but what is a mat scrubber and where do you get it....

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    Lint removers are very handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    I use a plastic scrubby (for cleaning dishes) and scrub! works for me!
    get one of the green ones from 3M...it works wonders!

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    Thanks for the tips! I'll print this out & keep it handy.
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    I've had this happen but not so badly :-( I've almost decided I will cut my batting in the future with a long pair of shears. Oh your poor cutting mat! Looks like it has a disease :-/

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    I use a magic eraser on mine, could not believe the dirt it come up with......
    but let me warn everyone not to use acetone....that removed part of my gride markers....that was very dumb on my part and don't iron on it either....that was more dumber....

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    I needed 150 5" squares. I wasn't going to use scissors! I wish batting came in packages of pre cut squares of different sizes. I soak my self healing mats in warm water and let dry flat. It restores the self healing and makes the mats like new.
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