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Help! Is my Olfa mat dead?

Old 08-09-2013, 12:52 PM
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Default Help! Is my Olfa mat dead?

I left my large Olfa mat in the hot back seat of my car for an hour or so today and when I took it out, it had formed into the shape of the seat and a box on the seat and I can't straighten it out. If I can't get it straight, it's ruined. HELP!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:14 PM
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Lay it on a flat surface outside, concrete patio or deck is ideal. Weigh down the corners and as it heats up in the sun, it will flatten down. I have successfully done this. It wasn't quite 100% but it wasn't bad.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:18 PM
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I also put mine on the driveway. It worked.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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With the heat we've been having here, it could be flat in no time.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:33 PM
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I laid mine on the deck on a very hot day. I also put a board on top to help flatten it out. It took a few hot days , but it finally got to were I could use it. I guess I did mind it so much since it had that "new " mat smell and was going to spend time outdoors anyway.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:47 PM
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Here's how many of us carried our mats in Texas, where it often isn't safe even to have them 'flat' in the trunk in the summer.

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:01 PM
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Jan, thanks a great way to even store them between use! I know the Dollar Tree sell those plastic type cardboard posters (? think that is what they are made of) I use it to pin twisters blocks after cutting them to keep there place. Well they sell those boards for $1. each. I'm going to share this with my quilting group!
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:45 PM
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Awesome tip Jan!!! Thank you!!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:00 PM
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What a great tip, Jan. it does get hot here in Texas
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