How to Care for Cutting Mats

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As a quilter, it is important to take proper care of our cutting mats to make sure they stay in their best condition. Quilter Kelly Hanson shares some tips on how to care for your cutting mats, and shows the supplies needed to clean and maintain them. Watch this quick quilting tip to keep your cutting mat in tip top shape.

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22 Responses to “How to Care for Cutting Mats”
  1. jalsew

    I will certainly give this a try. Wish the steps and recipe were in text form. Once I’ve seen the video, it would be great to have the steps to so many of these wonderful “to the point” videos.

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  2. Jenean

    Thank you for this great video. I’ve just been brushing it off and using Windex on it. 🙁 Now, I can really get it clean. Very, very helpful. I have never heard anyone talk about cleaning our cutting mat properly, something new and helpful, plus I can get a clean dog out of it to. What a deal!!

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    • National Quilters Circle

      Hi, Beverly. You need to have an area where your mat will lie flat. For my larger mats I Invested in a storage container (like Rubbermaid or searlite) and use that when I need to clean my mat. It’s not very deep, about 4 inches, but it is deep enough to soak my mat.

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          I actually just use a few squirts, a little goes a long way. And thank you! Let us know how it works. Before and after pics of your mat would be fun to see.

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  3. Linda

    Never knew I had to or could clean my mat. I have an old one that has permanent cuts in it. Do you know if this process helps it heal?

    Thanks for the great tips!!

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    • National Quilters Circle

      Hi Linda,
      Unfortunately if it hasn’t healed it likely won’t. If you keep your mat supple by cleaning and proper care, you have the best chance of longevity in May healing. Have a great day!

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  4. Linda

    I asked a question but forgot to click the notify me button so I’m doing that now. Thank you

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  5. Brenda

    My mat was use is an ironing board and has a warp, can cleaning and laying it flat to dry eliminate the warp?

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  6. Susan Conner

    Wish you had this available as text document. I have lost more than 50% of my hearing and have found these videos are very difficult, if nnot impossible, to understand.

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  7. Mona Serpe

    I have 2 large mats that won’t lay flat in my tub. One is 36×59 1/4” and one 24 3/4×37”. How do I clean these?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Mona,

      I recommend still using the same cleaning method and just rotating the mat and cleaning sections at a time.

      Cheers,

      Ashley
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