Sunshine Quilts

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Cleaning the Cutting Mat

This is one of my favorite tips. Do you know that you can use these little bath scrunchies to clean your cutting mats? I could never get all those threads and fuzzies off the mat - they just want to roll up and stick to the mat but these little scrunches just brush them right off. Last time I was working on a black quilt, the black fabric trimmings just turned to what looked like coal dust and made the biggest mess on my mat. My yellow scrunchie was almost totally black by the time I was finished so I threw it in the washer and it's good as new now. If you have a dollar type store near you, they usually have bags of the little scrunchies for $1 or so. Judy L.

17 Comments:

  • I read somewhere about cleaning the mat with that little thing and itworks great. Love the new picture.

    By Blogger joyce, at 6/13/2006 07:13:00 AM  

  • Good ideal Judy. I also like the new picture of you in your bio. At first I thought someone had taken over your blog, I was so used to the other one. What a neat smile you have.

    By Blogger dot, at 6/13/2006 07:14:00 AM  

  • Thanks for the great tip. I hate it when I cut batting and my mat gets lint stuck in it. I'll have to tell a friend of mine who bought one of those things that is supposed to clean your mat and it didn't work at all. This would have been much cheaper for her.

    By Blogger tami, at 6/13/2006 08:10:00 AM  

  • As I type this I have blue "fabric dust" all over my white pants! thanks for the tip.

    Siobhan

    By Blogger YankeeQuilter, at 6/13/2006 08:17:00 AM  

  • Love the new photo! Beautiful lady you are!

    (((HUGS)))
    Vicky

    By Blogger Vicky, at 6/13/2006 04:50:00 PM  

  • Oh, very nice new photo!
    I didn't know about the scrubber thingy -- thanks for that tip!
    Jeanne

    By Blogger Jeanne, at 6/13/2006 08:45:00 PM  

  • I just wanted to say hello. I was searching blogs for quilters. Im in the process of teaching myself to quilt and I love it.

    By Blogger Angela, at 6/13/2006 08:50:00 PM  

  • Excellent tip! Thanks for sharing. I am going to try it.

    By Blogger Norma, at 6/13/2006 09:56:00 PM  

  • always nice to get a quilty tip-and as blogger was not allowing comments this am, let me add-I too enjoy the new photo of you...glad you are getting so much positive feedback

    By Blogger cher, at 6/13/2006 10:02:00 PM  

  • Love the "new" Judy and the cleaning mat tip. I would have never thought of that and will have to give it a try tonight.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 6/14/2006 07:48:00 AM  

  • A cyber quilting friend of mine also recommends those 'microcloths' you can buy in cheap shops for this job too

    By Blogger anne bebbington, at 6/14/2006 10:52:00 AM  

  • What a good idea and who doesn't have an extra one of those around or can get one for not much expenditure.

    If the threads are sticky too bad, it might be time to think about a new mat?? Those cutting grooves might be a bit deeper than you think?

    By Blogger Linda_J, at 6/14/2006 11:03:00 AM  

  • Good idea!

    I noticed your new picture right away - more of a glamour shot than the last one!

    :-)

    By Blogger Patti, at 6/14/2006 11:25:00 AM  

  • Cool tip & Nice photo! (I bet you though no one would notice, huh?) Now that I notice the second comment - I guess I am wrong...

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 6/14/2006 11:30:00 AM  

  • I'll have to chime in on the new photo too - Looking Good!

    I haven't tried the scrubby idea, I'll have to go to the dollar store. :)

    By Blogger ForestJane, at 6/14/2006 07:02:00 PM  

  • great tip! wish you would have posted it about a month ago BEFORE I spent $17 on a Mat smoother thing! :)

    By Blogger Passionate Quilter, at 6/14/2006 08:51:00 PM  

  • Thank you so much! What a great tip! And it is a great idea for me to stick in the little gift baskets I make for my quilty friends at Christmas time. :) It is my first time at your blog and I really like it. Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs & Stitches,
    Kimberly

    By Blogger kcamou, at 6/15/2006 06:49:00 PM  

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