Lately, many of us are making Jelly Roll rugs. As a thrifty, somewhat cheap, person, I cut my own strips of batting from scrap bits of batting in my sewing room to make my jelly roll rug. Great money saver vs. buying pre-cut batting strips, until after I was done and my cutting mat looked like the one pictured above!
This predicament can also come along if you cut batting squares for a rag quilt or if you sew a quilt- as-you-go blocks and trim the finished blocks to size on your mat. These activities can create quite a fuzzy mess. All those cotton fibers get embedded in the mat and no amount of rubbing with a rag will get them out.
How can you remove the fuzz from your mat? Well the solution is as easy as a white eraser purchased from the dollar store. Yep. One of those inexpensive white artist erasers!
Just rub it on the mat wherever it’s fuzzy and the fuzz comes out. With only a little bit of elbow grease, my mat is clean again and ready for my next cutting session. Voila!
Happy stitching everyone!