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Lisa C
« on: September 10, 2009 08:07:06 AM »

Ok I am totally peeved at myself, I bent my cutting mat it is one of the bigger ones 22"x17". I don't want to get rid of it (I did buy a new one) but I would like to try and salvage this one too, I tried just about everything I would love to know if you ladies have any suggestions as to how I can flatten it out. it isn't bent hard it has a couple waves in it that just don't want to come out. PLEASE help me it just kills me that it could be ruined. thanks a bunch.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009 09:00:29 AM »

My friend accidentally left her cutting mat in her truck on a hot summer day in Tucson and I think she stacked a bunch of heavy books on top of it to try to flatten it out. Can't hurt, right? (I'll check with her today to see what she did to fix hers.)

Blogging about crafting to keep out of (much) trouble: http://craftyjennifer.blogspot.com/
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009 07:18:24 PM »

Seems the Interweb says lay it out in the sun to flatten.  Some say wet it a bit first.  Or warm it up with water and put heavy stuff on it on flat surface. 

Just waht I found.
Lisa C
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009 08:17:50 PM »

thanks I think I will try heating it up and put something heavy on it, unfortunately I live in Nova Scotia and it is already freezing hear already so putting it in the sun probably won't work. I am going to try my heat gun.
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009 09:46:11 PM »

I think the heat gun would be too strong. Try using an iron on the lowest setting, with a towel over it.
Lisa C
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009 03:12:18 AM »

I have tried that I am getting desperate, I even put books and a tv on it for like a month and it is still a little wonky. I'm going to try it today I will let you all know how I make out.
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