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Quilting Tips – Cutting Mats

Soak your self healing cutting mat in the bathtub every once in a while!  Self healing mats like moisture.

Here is what you do:

Fill tub or large container with COOL WATER (not too hot or cold) and add 1/4 cup white vinegar to every gallon. Make sure your mat stays flat and leave in for 15 minutes. When done, use a mild soap and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush to remove any trapped fibers. Towel dry and lay flat to finish drying. Do not lay outside to dry, direct sunlight will warp your mat also.


Keeping your mat soft and supple makes it last longer and doesn’t dull your blades.

Remember!!! Your cutting mats NEVER like heat or to be bent. Once they are warped…they are pretty much useless.

Keep those mats Sassy

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When doing hand-quilting or applique…rub a dryer sheet over your thread! It will make it slide through that fabric like a breeze and keep it from knotting up on you:)

(pic courtesy cleaningallstars.com)

For added fun check out the ThriftyNinja  for over 50 uses for dryer sheets!

Keep it Sassy

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Winner and a Tip!


And the Winner is…


Congrats Shauna and I hope you will share with us what you make out of this sassy little bundle:)

Now, on to a Sassy Tip;) You may have noticed this hasn’t really been a weekly occurrence…okay, okay not even monthly! *wince* Well, here it is anyway:

If you are having trouble threading a needle try it from the other side. One side of the eye is always a little bigger!

Make sure to check out the Quilt Parade over at Happy Quilting today, so many gorgeous Star Surrounds!

Keep it Sassy

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Sassy Tip of the Week-103

A little behind on the tips but here ya go:)

Don’t know what to do with those old sewing needles or pins that need to be tossed, but it just feels wrong(and dangerous) to put in with your other trash???

Why put them in an old prescription bottle or an empty tic-tac box. That seems a little silly to say empty, but I’m gonna go with it!


Safety First! Quilting can be dangerous:)


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