Cutting Mat Cleaning

There are so many other things I would rather do than clean – shovel snow, weed the garden, hide in the closet and cry… I’m sure some of you can relate. Sometimes though a quick clean-up can make your whole project go much smoother. Here’s a tasty little tid-bit on cleaning your rotary cutting mat.

When your cutting mat get fibers stuck in the cuts it can be very annoying. Your fabric won’t lie flat or slide across easily and the older your mat, the worse it gets. If you have been slicing and dicing batting or flannel your mat can look like a fluffy bunny.

scrubbers

I buy these el-cheapo scrubbers at the dollar store, bargain bins, wherever. Oddly, Staples has always been a good spot to find them cheap. Oh no, I just gave away a cool bargain hunting ground… Anyhoo, they come 2 or 3 to a package and run about a buck. Brand doesn’t matter, just cheap.  Simply wipe the cutting mat with the scrubber and it pulls all those fibers out so you have a smooth cutting surface again. Easy peasy. Just make sure that it’s clean and only used for your mat. You wouldn’t want last nights pot roast to be embedded in the cuts of your mat, yuck.

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