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Old 03-03-2014, 05:32 PM
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How often do you soak your cutting mat? Or do you?
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:34 PM
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when it gets dry or has lots of cuts. soak in white vinegar about 1/4cup to luke warm water
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:38 PM
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I don't. guess I should.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:40 PM
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I've never heard of it. That's the great thing about being on here!
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I never knew to do this either!
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:53 PM
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1/4 cup vinegar to how much warm water?? What does soaking it do for it??
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:00 PM
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I soak mine. I do it when it looks/feels like it needs it.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:11 PM
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well, I didn't know this. but I had a mat that I had ironed on when I first started quilting. and yes it warped it. oh, like in 2005 just after I retired. anyway, I did not throw it away, because I had heard you could use it in the bottom of purses, or just turn it over. had it standing behind a shelving unit. I got it out the other day, and it was not warped anymore. wow. aging it, must have un-warped it.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:21 PM
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If you have a warped mat lay it out on a hot side walk for a while. Works like a charm.
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