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lilosmom Posted: Sat, Aug 3 2013 5:12 PM

If your cutting mat warps, don't panic! Lay it out on a totally flat surface in the sun for a couple of hours, and it will 'wilt' right back into place!

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Patti replied on Sat, Aug 3 2013 6:59 PM

I needed this tip.  Thanks!

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Mz M replied on Sat, Aug 3 2013 7:52 PM

Just 2 weeks ago I placed my cutting mat on a large peice of plywood and put it in my car to set in the sun while I was at work. Just sitting in a hot car for a couple of hours didn't do the trick so had to park out in the sun. Good as new! (it was really warped)

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Aug 3 2013 8:06 PM

they also dry out after awhile. You can put them in a tub of warm water with some mild soap. Let that sit, then remove and dry well. It brings it back to new condition. At least that is what I read. Has anyone tired this?

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Angele replied on Sun, Aug 4 2013 9:15 AM

Glad to hear that! There is one of mine that could use this. Thanks.

Oh Sukochi, thanks for that tip too. I never thought of soaking my mat in warm water...will have to try that too.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Aug 4 2013 8:31 PM

My mat doesn't fit flat in my tub.  I would guess you wouldn't want it curled on the sides.


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Sukochi replied on Mon, Aug 5 2013 7:18 AM

Angele, google the process before you do it. I might have seen that on pintreat.

Nancy, mine would fit into our garden tub, but it sure would take a lot of water, even just to cover the mat.

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Agnes replied on Mon, Aug 5 2013 10:24 AM

I have soaked my mat in the tub just to clean it up. Think it's about time for another soak. I also had a badly warped corner on my mat at one time. Read to heat the spot with an iron and then put heavy books on the spot and leave them overnight. Worked for me.

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Susie replied on Mon, Aug 5 2013 10:35 AM

Oh boy, did I need this tip!  Thanks ladies!!

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Mz M:

Just 2 weeks ago I placed my cutting mat on a large peice of plywood and put it in my car to set in the sun while I was at work. Just sitting in a hot car for a couple of hours didn't do the trick so had to park out in the sun. Good as new! (it was really warped)

 

I'll have to try this.

 


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