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Old 12-10-2006, 10:27 AM
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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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Old 02-06-2007, 07:22 AM
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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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Old 02-06-2007, 08:01 AM
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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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Old 02-06-2007, 08:34 AM
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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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Old 02-06-2007, 08:39 AM
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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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Old 02-06-2007, 08:49 AM
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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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Old 02-07-2007, 02:55 AM
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The Olfa green mats hands down, in my opinion are the best.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:09 AM
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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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Old 02-07-2007, 06:44 AM
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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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Old 02-07-2007, 07:05 AM
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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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