Give It a Drink & It Heals Itself? Cutting Mat Care!

QUILTERS! LIKE YOU, It Needs Water!

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  1. Cutting Mat Care Tutorial [Grab an Eraser to Keep it Clean?]

  2. Care Tips [Don’t Forget to Use one of the Universal Cleaning Agents VINEGAR!]

  3. Quilters Cutting Mat Maintenance  [Standard Distilled Water (Maybe) Mild Soap? Yes! Brush? Yes!, Vinegar? A little Yes!] Then wash the Dog?

It likes room temperature, NO Sun, and Cool Water. If you live in the drier parts of the west or during the dry winter months, you might have to give your cutting mat a big drink! 

Details of things you can do to keep your self healing cutting mat healthy can be found  by watching the 3 videos on  the following pages. 

Image: OLFA mats

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180 Responses to “Give It a Drink & It Heals Itself? Cutting Mat Care!”

  1. Joan Shelby

    Mar 16. 2015

    Yep, they need care too, because they aren’t cheap!

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  2. Nancy O'Neil Sikkenga

    Mar 20. 2015

    I accidentally ironed a corner of mine and it warped. Will putting it out in the sun fix that also?

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Mar 20. 2015

      Maybe, But I would try to warm it up first indirectly with a some steam. While its still warm use some rigid material, like plywood, and place it between two pieces. Stack something heavy on it. If possible try placing a damp towel on both sides directly on the mat, but use plastic wrap between the plywood and towel. The plywood will absorb the moisture from the towel if you don’t use a barrier of some kind. The mat needs time to absorb the water while it’s flat. A little warm air might help from a hairdryer, but don’t over do it. Just a suggestion. However! It might be easier to just get another mat and or cut the offending warped section off. Hope this helps!

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  3. Bonnie McKee

    Mar 20. 2015

    I have one of those!!!!

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  4. Linda Martin Howard

    Mar 22. 2015

    Last summer I noticed my cutting might have a problem. Even with a new blade I was not getting a good cut. I decided itight need a bath in warm water so I proceeded to do that. Worked like magic

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  5. Margie Graham

    Mar 22. 2015

    Tried it with mine. It was clean but didnt help cuts in it. I guess it was too far gone.

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  6. Victoria Macias

    Mar 23. 2015

    On the flip side I cut the material how do you repair that I have about a three inch gash?

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  7. Katy Harris

    Mar 23. 2015

    Dawna Hughes see this is what I was taking about!

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  8. Mary Wantuch

    Mar 23. 2015

    Thanks for sharing this. I may wipe it down tonight.

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  9. Mary Harper

    Mar 23. 2015

    ought to do this before Friday.

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  10. Karmen McKillip

    Mar 24. 2015

    Doris Merritt?? Have you heard this?

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  11. Therese Mays

    Mar 24. 2015

    Good to know. All I have ever done is wipe it clean. I do use a lint roller frequently to remove small scraps and thread.

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  12. Karen Kuiper Watson

    Mar 24. 2015

    Heather Watson.

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  13. Jayne Kane

    Mar 24. 2015

    Good to know…..

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  14. Barbara Eckhart

    Mar 24. 2015

    I never heard this.

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Mar 24. 2015

      Hi Barbara,
      We are so glad we could help keep you informed!

      Staff of Keeping U N Stitches Quilting

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  15. Linda Pollera Catropa

    Mar 24. 2015

    Thank you for posting this Laura Schuler

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  16. Norma Schwieterman

    Mar 25. 2015

    Great advice

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  17. Joyce Rye Kasberg

    Mar 25. 2015

    Shay Clark, here are you some sewing tools…

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  18. Lori Beck Bastian

    Mar 26. 2015

    Lisa Beck Herrmann I think we need to drink with our mats

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  19. Melissa !!!

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  20. Bette Jean Janicke

    Mar 27. 2015

    Glenda Lewis did you know this

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  21. Tina Bravo Hinton

    Mar 27. 2015

    Good to know this!!!! We could give our cutting mats New Life!!!

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  22. Elaine Seaman

    Mar 27. 2015

    Me either and my hubby too !!!

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  23. Kathy Thomas Reynolds

    Mar 27. 2015

    I tried this but mine is cut thru in a couple of places…it did not work for me.I soaked it just like you said to.

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  24. Aleea Brewer

    Mar 27. 2015

    If my cutting mat wants a drink, it has to wait until it is 21.

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  25. Elizabeth Jefferson

    Mar 27. 2015

    Thank you for this information. I was not aware of this.

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  26. Rosa Mcgeehin

    Mar 28. 2015

    Thanks for sharing Helen Vincent Bakay I never knew this…..I will give them some TLC today…

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  27. Sonjia McKelvey

    Mar 28. 2015

    Did not know this.

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  28. Lauren Pearson Owen

    Mar 28. 2015

    Have had My mat for years. Never knew this.

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  29. Linda Greene Agnello

    Mar 28. 2015

    This sounds fishy to me…

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  30. Martha George

    Mar 28. 2015

    Good information to know. Time for a mat bath.

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  31. Penny Oosterman

    Mar 28. 2015

    Mine is badly warped in one spot. My SIL left the iron on it and didn’t realize it was going to do that.

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  32. Dianna Smith

    Mar 29. 2015

    Not a problem here in the humid South. Our cutting mats, along with our skin, stay soft and supple! Think sauna!

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  33. Devonna Hisel

    Mar 29. 2015

    Marena Nelson I never knew this, thanks for sharing

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  34. Carol Herstein Thomas

    Mar 30. 2015

    Does it want white or red? Cuz I’m having wine.

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  35. Jeanie Tuesley

    Mar 30. 2015

    Patty Baldt did you know?…

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  36. Carol Sidlinger

    Mar 30. 2015

    Shirley Reisig Thomas, did you know about this? What’s your thoughts?

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  37. Shirley Reisig Thomas

    Mar 30. 2015

    Didn’t know. Will research this.

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  38. Linda Tressler

    Mar 31. 2015

    Good to know…thank you!

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  39. Myrna Stiles Buckles

    Mar 31. 2015

    Nancy Galinat have you tried this?

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  40. Norma Goff

    Apr 01. 2015

    Any thoughts on this, local quilters? New to me!

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  41. Ruby Goates

    Apr 01. 2015

    Nice to know after all of these years.

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  42. Fran Clark

    Apr 02. 2015

    Darlene, Amanda, Kimberly,

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  43. Sarah Rasmussen

    Apr 02. 2015

    That’s great! Never thought of that.

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  44. Joann Rice Meagher

    Apr 03. 2015

    Jodi Bobchik, I am going to do this. Since your at us even older than mine, I suggest you check this out

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  45. Sandy Heiken McAvan

    Apr 04. 2015

    I had not heard of this Linda, thanks for the tip.

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  46. Judy Mclaughlin

    Apr 04. 2015

    Thanks for sharing Paula !!!!! Mine was getting hard !!!

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  47. Debra Severson Potter

    Apr 04. 2015

    Never knew this!

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  48. Linda L. Cropley

    Apr 04. 2015

    Adriane, guess who won the moose throw HEHEHE love it

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  49. Gloria Mitchell

    Apr 05. 2015

    Becky Mitchell Donaldson

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  50. Dawn Allen

    Apr 05. 2015

    Read the text for re-hydrating instructions. Who knew?!
    Terry South,
    Anne Kohrs Calhoun,
    Lu Ann Leonard,
    Becky Lamson,
    Cindy Campbell,
    Theresa Ann Ortiz Mejia,
    Janice Jones,
    Joe Diane Weldon,
    Sue Underwood Riordan

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  51. Joanie Tarter

    Apr 05. 2015

    Do you use Red or White wine with green cutting mat? Lol

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  52. Kelly De La Rosa

    Apr 06. 2015

    I

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  53. Cordelia A. Lyons

    Apr 06. 2015

    I didn’t know this! I’ll go wash mine now

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  54. I spelt water on mine the other day

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  55. Gail Woodruff

    Apr 07. 2015

    That’s news to me.

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  56. Diana Henderson

    Apr 07. 2015

    Rhonda Gross weird yet interesting

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  57. Patti Davis

    Apr 07. 2015

    Carol Young did you know this?

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  58. Michelle Taras-Hynes

    Apr 07. 2015

    I don’t think mine had care instructions either. They won’t of course give you care instructions they want you to buy new ones.

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  59. Michelle Taras-Hynes

    Apr 07. 2015

    Try a hair dryer not too hot to warm it up, then lay it flat put something flat and heavy on top. I used cookie sheet pans with other stuff on top, for weight. Then you will have to give it a bath once it’s flat again to replace the moisture.

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  60. Michelle Taras-Hynes

    Apr 07. 2015

    It was Pretty much the same thing they had in the article.

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  61. Sarah Ball Walker

    Apr 07. 2015

    I have had the same one for a very long time. The only care instructions I remember are to make sure to store flat and keep out of the heat.

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  62. Iris Jarmon

    Apr 07. 2015

    Thank you

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  63. Kathi Gonia

    Apr 08. 2015

    Thanks for the tip! I love my mat!

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  64. Barbara Scalise

    Apr 09. 2015

    I went to JoAnns to ask what to do about a dried up cutting mat. I was told there was nothing that could be done. Maybe you should clue then in…

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  65. Joann Lamb Hathcock

    Apr 09. 2015

    I had a warped mat that I laid on the sidewalk in the sun, and it flattened without damage. What did I have to lose?

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  66. Gloria Canada Jackett

    Apr 09. 2015

    I didn’t know that!!!

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  67. Mary Belle

    Apr 10. 2015

    No sound or movement

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  68. Never knew this about the mats. Anna Bowers
    JimMarilee Cole

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  69. Anna Bowers

    Apr 10. 2015

    WOW – never heard of this

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  70. Sharon Anthony

    Apr 10. 2015

    maybe thats whats wrong with my cuts…LOL

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  71. Carolyn Blackwelder

    Apr 12. 2015

    I didn’t know

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  72. Donna Farley

    Apr 12. 2015

    P

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  73. Sandra Magee

    Apr 13. 2015

    Good luck finding Dove dish soap. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere.

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  74. Sharon Petterson-Yeo

    Apr 13. 2015

    Good info.

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  75. GinnySue Welch

    Apr 14. 2015

    Very interesting. I didn’t know this. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Carlie Craig

    Apr 14. 2015

    no idea what that pink/thin thing in the pic is, and I watched 3 videos..none of which show anyone dunking the ‘green’ self healing cutting mat they and I have.

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  77. Mary Beth Kovic

    Apr 15. 2015

    The pink thing in the picture is a piece of pink fabric being cut, with a measuring template on top of it.

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  78. Joyce Croul

    Apr 15. 2015

    I’ve had my cutting mat for about 20 years. Have never watered it. What should I look for that is not a good thing? Never heard of athing like water your matt.

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  79. Kay Francis Sweeney

    Apr 15. 2015

    I never knew that either….I have been quilting for years and years…..

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  80. Patti Wagner

    Apr 16. 2015

    I think I’ll test my small one first. ?…

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  81. Agnes Quintana

    Apr 16. 2015

    Great info! Thx for sharing this Beverly Beal-Spencer.

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  82. Deborah Austin

    Apr 17. 2015

    I didn’t know that…guess it helps to read instructions!! lol

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  83. Judie Holmes

    Apr 21. 2015

    Thanks Gail, I’m interested in them!

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  84. Beverly Amin

    May 31. 2015

    Thank you so much for this. I’ll perform this maintenance on my mats this week.

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  85. Diane Patterson

    May 31. 2015

    Never heard of this before, and my directions have never mentioned to do this.

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  86. Linda Davis Blish

    Jun 02. 2015

    good to know… they are so expensive sure is nice to be able to save the one i have…

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  87. Karen Morgan

    Jun 03. 2015

    @[821047768:2048:Valerie Kubat]

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  88. Denise Mattson

    Jun 05. 2015

    @[100008910994151:2048:Diane Ewald] @[1773598227:2048:Michele Sbonek]

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  89. Jeannie Preston

    Jul 06. 2015

    Check this out @[100000196388732:2048:Mary Redrick].

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  90. Etwenda Sadler

    Jul 06. 2015

    Thanks for sharing

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  91. Kim Hutton

    Jul 06. 2015

    cant find the videos just goes to ads

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  92. Evelyn Morgan

    Jul 06. 2015

    Great info

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  93. Belinda Johnson

    Jul 06. 2015

    @[100002576063794:2048:Peggy Messer] @[100008669796439:2048:Peggy Messer]

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  94. Peggy Messer

    Jul 06. 2015

    Not sure I would trust this

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  95. Susan Cummings

    Jul 06. 2015

    No harm in trying it

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  96. Gayle Snyder Bateman

    Jul 06. 2015

    @[728165429:2048:Lauren]

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  97. Paula Valentine

    Jul 07. 2015

    Emily valentine Jessica valentine

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  98. Lois Slise Scott

    Jul 10. 2015

    ~ Good to know!

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  99. Helen Ducker

    Jul 12. 2015

    They should include a sheet on mat care when they sell them.

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  100. Judy

    Jul 13. 2015

    What is the purpose of the vinegar? No mention of why.

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  101. there is also a rubber mat cleaner tool that when rubbed on th mat pulls all the fibers out of mat so it can heal itself cost 5.00 I will ship free

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  102. Marjorie Miller

    Jul 19. 2015

    Wow that’s nice to know Thanks

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  103. Gloria Simmons

    Jul 19. 2015

    I agree with you (Y) 🙂

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  104. Gloria Simmons

    Jul 19. 2015

    I am sharing this my poor big mat needs this after x amount of years 🙁 all I ever have done is once in a blue moon wipe it with water. I do have that $$ to help get lint etc. out it. There never has been instructions on any of the mats I have bought & they certainly are not cheap. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  105. Shelley Bayer

    Jul 21. 2015

    Its true. An Olfa rep told me at a show that the mats get dehydrated and need a bath every now and then. He said to soak it in a few inches of cool water in a bathtub then lay it flat.

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  106. Andrea Delaney

    Jul 24. 2015

    It would be a lot faster and easier to understand if they would just list the steps.

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  107. @[1197821784:2048:Debra Hinde]

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  108. Beth Glascock Proctor

    Jul 25. 2015

    @[1358268094:2048:Sally Proctor] @[100008919270377:2048:Carmen Leanne]

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  109. Cris Garner

    Jul 27. 2015

    @[1836733459:2048:Mary]

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  110. Maisha Ongoza

    Jul 28. 2015

    @[1549572256:2048:Brenda Shields], @[771983437:2048:Bisa Butler]. @R

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  111. Jennifer Janney

    Jul 28. 2015

    the video didn’t say anything about water.

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  112. Janette Vanni Volz

    Jul 28. 2015

    I did not know this, thanks

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  113. Wendy Andreason

    Jul 30. 2015

    Olfa told me this is an urban legend and to just use a gum rubber eraser to get the fibers out.

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  114. Gerrie Manning

    Aug 01. 2015

    I need a new one .

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  115. Karin Cassie

    Aug 03. 2015

    @[736685785:2048:Rita Shields], check this out!

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  116. Elaine Gouge Gray

    Aug 04. 2015

    anyone tried this?

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  117. Paula Lauterbach

    Aug 04. 2015

    Very interesting

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  118. @[100001021224989:2048:Melissa Short] … if you haven’t seen already 🙂

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  119. Donna Coffield Kelly

    Aug 07. 2015

    3 short videos: note use of rubber eraser to pull out lint in #1 & giving mats a bath in #2. Did they know this 10 years ago when they sold these?

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  120. Dee Watts

    Aug 08. 2015

    @[1315334610:2048:Julie Percival]

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  121. Rosemary Twyerould

    Aug 09. 2015

    Interesting

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  122. Mary Lue White Garver

    Aug 10. 2015

    Can’t wait to clean my mat.

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  123. Mary Stewart

    Aug 10. 2015

    @[100000042321830:2048:Teresa Pugh Burrus]–I did not know this

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  124. Fran Swisher

    Aug 10. 2015

    I’ve got to get a mushroom brush. My mats need to be cleaned.

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  125. Melissa Jones

    Aug 11. 2015

    Don’t waste money on a cleaner.. Use very fine sandpaper or sanding pad and swirl it very lightly..do not apply pressure. The fiber will roll into wads and no eraser dust involved. In a pinch, an emory board held flat will work.

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  126. Joan Poucher

    Aug 11. 2015

    Thanks.

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  127. Donna Ohl

    Aug 13. 2015

    I did this – it didn’t make any difference at all.

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  128. Karen Cheney

    Aug 13. 2015

    great tutorial-and I should have known and the eraser is great help-I have just finished cutting batting and have that fiber stuck in the lines and I will lay them flat from now on!

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  129. Myra Mitchell

    Aug 13. 2015

    Very interesting!

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  130. @[100004281551721:2048:Kaitlyn Brenae], @[100001121414506:2048:Cheryl McBride Squyres]

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  131. Helen Ducker

    Aug 14. 2015

    It might be too far gone – or need a good long soak.

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  132. Donna Ohl

    Aug 14. 2015

    Kind of like me, maybe – just too far gone! 🙂

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  133. Shirley Dobie

    Aug 15. 2015

    Good to know, thanks for the tip

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  134. Shari Cantrell

    Aug 15. 2015

    @[100000050753227:2048:Jackie Bailey]

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  135. Valentine Card

    Aug 15. 2015

    this is good to know.

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  136. Judy Rowe

    Aug 15. 2015

    @[100001500497051:2048:Judith McCulloch Stevens] @[1329701759:2048:Edie Bailey] @[1708941151:2048:Cathy Rioux] @[100000286431477:2048:Liz Warnke]

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  137. Edie Bailey

    Aug 15. 2015

    Great way to save money Since they are sew expensive. Do not put the iron on it.

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  138. Liz Warnke

    Aug 15. 2015

    And DON’T leave it in a hot car. Even if it is laying flat. This I know.

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  139. Judy Rowe

    Aug 15. 2015

    And don’t iron on it. …and your friends should iron on it eithet! No even once. This I know 😉

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  140. Cathy Rioux

    Aug 15. 2015

    Haha…we’ve all done something to at least one of them

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  141. Judy Rowe

    Aug 15. 2015

    One or two……grrrrr

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  142. Edie Bailey

    Aug 16. 2015

    You are right

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  143. Karen Mcgraw-Mccoy

    Aug 16. 2015

    @[1112185210:2048:Marisa Drones] I wonder if this would have helped the one you cut into lol

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  144. Laurie Fifarek

    Aug 16. 2015

    Is there any way to re-flatten a mat that has been damaged by heat?

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  145. Ann Medovits Copetti

    Aug 17. 2015

    I’m one of those that wipe my mat with a damp cloth after each use & have never had an issue with deep cuts etc – I thought the material it was comprised it was pretty much self healing in nature.

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  146. Susan Smith

    Aug 17. 2015

    My computer caught and blocked malicious malware from this website. Just FYI

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  147. Ruthann Keith Stiner

    Aug 17. 2015

    I use to have a couple of these I used a lot sure wished I had them back..

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  148. Linda Reedy

    Aug 18. 2015

    @[100009234759424:2048:Sharon Warren]

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  149. Maggie Bell

    Aug 18. 2015

    If you don’t want to take time to watch the video, here’s the way to clean your mat & give it a “drink.” Fill your bathtub with room temperature water (not hot, not warm, and not cold) In the water add 1/4 cup of white vinegar and a squirt of dove dish soap for a good lather. Use a mushroom brush (soft bristle brush) and scrub the mat gently getting a good lather with the soap. Then rinse your self healing mat with cool water getting all residue off the mat. You can dry it with a cotton towel, or air dry. It doesn’t matter how you choose to dry it. But lay if flat after you’ve dried it.

    (Do not dry it in direct sunlight or it could damage the mat)

    The reason for this method is the materials that makes your mat self healing absorbs water and makes the mat supple again. Water and the pliable rubber like material bond together. Not only does this make your mat last longer, but it keeps your blades from dulling so quickly because you are cutting into a softer surface. Makes sense right?

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  150. Jeanette Cooper

    Aug 18. 2015

    I soaked my old one in the tub in warm water. The next time I used it-it snapped right in half…..

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  151. Flo Tobin

    Aug 18. 2015

    What does a person do with a mat that is starting to lose its straightness ?? It looks warped…

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  152. Ann Kash

    Aug 19. 2015

    I did not know this, and I’ve been using them for years. All of mine are getting a bath today.

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  153. Barbara Friday

    Aug 19. 2015

    @[100001881055873:2048:Walter M. Friday]

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  154. Darleen Cèrvo

    Aug 19. 2015

    @[2335876:2048:Mandy Fisher]. I did this with your cutting mat using the vinegar and Dawn dish soap and it worked great!!

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  155. Eva Lostname

    Aug 19. 2015

    They should have to tell you when you PURCHASE one that it will warp. I bought an OLFA , the biggest one, and put it in the rear of my SUV, went straight home and it had warped. NEVER GOT TO USE IT. BIG BUCKS WASTED. I contacted the company and never got a response. I avoid OLFA products. There are lots of others that have great customer service.

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  156. Pat Zentz

    Aug 20. 2015

    May have to try the bathtub

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  157. Terrie Newman

    Aug 20. 2015

    I have a LARGE mat and didn’t have a vessel large enough to lay it flat, submerged, so sprayed the printed side with water, let it set for awhile, sprayed again, waited. Then followed the cleaning steps in the video. Made a noticeable difference. The water made the fibers swell, making it easier to remove them from the scratches.

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  158. Sherol Roy

    Aug 20. 2015

    I washed mine twice and it still is bad and dulls my rotary cutter very quickly so I gave up and bought a new one. Trying to decide how I could use the old one. Maybe as a liner in the bottom of a diaper bag?

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  159. Mandy Fisher

    Aug 21. 2015

    That was a great idea!!

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  160. Elaine Yanke

    Aug 21. 2015

    I decided to use the back side as it didn’t seem to make any difference on the top side.

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  161. Debi Hyland

    Aug 22. 2015

    Do you have to use dawn?

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  162. Barbara Arnold

    Aug 22. 2015

    Thanks.

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  163. Peggy Winton

    Aug 22. 2015

    Will not heal itself when cut all the way thru. That baby has been used.

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  164. Frances Ashinhurst

    Aug 23. 2015

    Where can you get this?

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  165. France’s I have them they are 6.00 including shipping

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  166. Tammie Zemler

    Aug 23. 2015

    The things you learn. Did not know this about my self healing cutting mat.

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  167. Flo Tobin

    Aug 24. 2015

    Does anyone know an answer to my problem that I previously posted about a warped mat???

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  168. Linda Murphy

    Aug 27. 2015

    Yes take and put your mat on a sidewalk or driveway that is flat and make sure sun is out. The heat will flatten it out. I did mine and it worked great.

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  169. Linda Murphy

    Aug 27. 2015

    I forgot to say keep watch on it so it doesn’t get to hot, because that’s what you don’t want to do.

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  170. Aimee Bowers Dodge

    Sep 02. 2015

    @[100000207368880:2048:Deb Bowers]

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  171. Lisa ONeill

    Sep 05. 2015

    I never heard this before!! Awesome

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  172. Lori Turner

    Sep 06. 2015

    Cutting mat care

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  173. Vickie L Briggs

    Sep 06. 2015

    I laid my under some heavy books. It took awhile. I just spread the books out enough to cover the surface. Or put under a heavy piece of furniture. Just so it lays under something heavy. Mine was curled up at one end from being shoved in the closet. My son moved some things and didn’t put them back correctly. I had to work it it a little by hand before putting it under the books. Have you checked with manufacturer?

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  174. Vickie L Briggs

    Sep 06. 2015

    Try dampening it first maybe with a spray bottle so its not fragile, it would be able to move back to shape. From what I’ve been reading in these comments. Good luck!

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  175. Tansy Parris

    Sep 07. 2015

    I’d suggest put weights on it, large hard back books for example. I’ve straightened out various other things that way so it would be my first port of call

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  176. Tansy Parris

    Sep 07. 2015

    One of my mats has a sticky residue from spray mount. I originally got it for card making, hence I now have a second mat. Any ideas how to get it off though?

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  177. Rose Tubbs

    Sep 07. 2015

    Thanks for sharing ! Info I can use !

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  178. Shirley Bacon

    May 12. 2016

    Only saw one video

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