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« on: March 19, 2009 12:26:23 PM »

Is there a way to get the fuzz out of my self-healing cutting mat? Between making fleece dog pajamas all winter, a project with some nice but very stringy fabric and my son's overly enthusiastic use of the cutter and mat on his project, my mat has some serious fuzz. I've tried rubbing it with my fingertips, rubbing it with an eraser, a silicone pot holder, scraping it with the edge of my library card...what's the secret? IS there a secret? A widget that will work? Or do I just need to have patience and keep working at it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009 02:36:01 PM »

As far as I know....there is no way to de-fuzz it. I know my mum's was always fuzzy. The little bits of thread/fabric/lint get sealed right in there when the mat 'heals'. I know I just bought a new one....and when I cut on it and it gets that line of fuzz I can just swipe it away with my finger.....but it's quite new.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009 05:44:18 PM »

Have you tried a lint roller? Always works for us.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 09:08:40 PM »

I've used the scrubbie part of a sponge before and it's worked at getting the fuzz out.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009 03:45:35 AM »

I've used the scrubbie part of a sponge before and it's worked at getting the fuzz out.

I'll have to try that-I never thought of that.

I never tried a lint roller either, but mostly because I think it's pretty stuck in there.
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