QUILTING TIPS

REVITALIZE YOU ROTARY MAT
Use a squirt of mild dishwashing soap (Ivory/Dawn) and clean the mat with a
soft brush (soft is the key word here). The purpose of this gentle scouring is to
remove the fibers that get trapped in the cut marks preventing the cuts from
“healing”.
Olfa Cutting Mats love moisture! It is recommended that you soak your mat
from time to time. To soak it, put your mat in a bathtub or large container
(would have to be large so it can lay flat) and soak it for 15—20 minutes in a
solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar to every gallon of cool water. If the mat
doesn’t’ quite fit, let it soak and then return to reposition it. Do this every so
often to help extend its useful life.


CLEANING YOUR IRON
You can keep your iron looking good with this simple trick. Just mix salt and
vinegar and heat on the stove. This solution easily wipes away dirt and grime
that may be on your iron and keeps it from dirtying up your fabric.

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