Wednesday, 1 April 2015

wordless wednesday*



* except to say if anyone knows a good way to clean a filthy self healing cutting mat then please let me know!?!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

18 comments:

  1. I've heard that using the nylon bath scrubbies will work. Let me know if it helps.

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  2. I've heard soaking in hot water is good for general maintenance. If you need an actual cleaner, I'd suggest washing up liquid. I've used washing up liquid and hot water on mine with a brush to try to get out little embedded bits of fabric and it has helped, though not restored to new :)

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  3. Could you try giving it a bath in the paddling pool this summer?

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  4. Love what you are doing...yep...heard the hot bath would do it as well..

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  5. No idea. Just wanted to say> Looking good!

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  6. I just saw a pin on pinterest about cleaning it. I believe it was vinegar and cool water in the bathtub. I'll see if I can find it.

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  7. 1/4 cup of vinegar per gallon of cool water. Let soak 15-20 min. Then clean with a mild soap such as Ivory and a gentle brush like a mushroom brush.

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  8. Lovely petals! I use a clean cloth dipped in warm water to brush it off. It helps a bit....

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  9. No idea but the warm bath with a gentle brushing seems like a good idea to me. I run a lint roller every now and then over the mat surface, it helps to keep the mat clean.

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  10. Give it a bath! Use tepid water in your bathtub and a nylon scrub brush. I've used liquid dish soap or liquid hand soap on the brush, scrubbed, then rinsed the mat well and let it dry.

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  11. Love to hear what you try and the result. I usually just flip mine over when the one side gets too torn up. When I'm doing any extensive cutting I get some wet paper towels and wipe it down periodically. That might help it last longer.

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  12. Linda did a post about cleaning your mat last year....check it out here:
    http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com/2014/01/rotary-mat-tip-and-smiles.html

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  13. Lint roller- gets threads and fluff out of the tiny cuts, and so very satisfying!

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  14. Pretty petals Lucy. Happy Easter to you and yours ; )

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  15. Have always wanted to try Dresdens. It's on the bucket list. love your colours!

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  16. The Dresdens are turning out very nicely. I love sewing them, and they have such a big impact.

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  17. Rubbing with a rubber glove on seems to get rid of cat hairs on mine if you don't want to wash it! Nice Dresdens lovely!

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