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Old 08-26-2011, 07:31 PM
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I put mine on the freezer and then placed 9x13 pans on top of it ,then poured boiling water in the pans. Straightened it right out and the lines were fine.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:37 PM
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I only have a warped spot on the side about middle way where I set my hot iron. I bought one today at Wal Mart, 1/2 the price of Hobby Lobby. I've had that mat for 10-15 years, may be even longer.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I really did the job on mine. First I left it in the car under the hot sun I had a box on top of it to keep it flat, but under the floor map there were some bumps. So I tried to iron the warps out (used foil in between). No luck.

I'll try your idea. I've got nothing to loose now.

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d.rickman gave me the best hint and requested I post:

My cutting mat was warped by an iron.. yes, i used it to iron .. a brief mistake.. the mat warped.

d.rickman put her own warped Cutting mat outside in the HOT sun for several hours, let it cool completely for several more hours and ... It worked ! Flattened out !

Great hint ! Waiting for one of those last 90 degree days that sneaks up on us this late.

Thanks for the tip !
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by chairjogger
d.rickman gave me the best hint and requested I post:

My cutting mat was warped by an iron.. yes, i used it to iron .. a brief mistake.. the mat warped.

d.rickman put her own warped Cutting mat outside in the HOT sun for several hours, let it cool completely for several more hours and ... It worked ! Flattened out !

Great hint ! Waiting for one of those last 90 degree days that sneaks up on us this late.

Thanks for the tip !
Help!! My cutting mat was WARPED by the sun... what do I do??
Been warped for years now and I tried to flatten it with the iron too! It did not help but didn't make it worse either.
Hope this method helps you though.
Any suggestions on my dilemma?
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:09 AM
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Sun, oven, freezer to much for me! Maybe I will feed my warped mat to Irene tonight. Give her something to blow away. :-)
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:20 AM
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The 90's is the norm for us this time of the year. We even have some day's it has been in the 100's. I would like to send you some if I could. :)
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:52 AM
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Another idea for a warped mat, if the warp does not flatten and you have to get a new one don't toss your old one. You can take a paper pattern glue it to your mat and cut out now you have a template that will last a while. I used my drimel to cut the mat.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for this suggestion. I didn't iron on mine, but I often have my laptop sitting on it (so I can keep tabs on the board while I sew ;-) ) and I think the heat from the computer caused some warping. Now, I always elevate the computer on an old CD case.

Maybe I can fix the damage .... once Irene moves through and the sun comes back out!
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:54 AM
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Send that mat to me here in the Texas Panhandle to put in the sun. Been over 100 degrees for weeks. They say that Monday it may cool off to 95 or so. WooHoo! a cool spell, can't wait. Good luck with all those warped mat.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:04 AM
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Send it to me 107 here today temp. not heat index.
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