I love Quilt As You Go and use it for almost all of my quilts – but cutting the batting squares and then trimming the finished blocks to size makes a real mess of your cutting mat. All those cotton fibers get embedded in the mat and no amount of rubbing with a rag will get them out.
But there’s a really easy solution – easy, fast, and cheap.
Yep. One of those inexpensive white artist erasers.
Just rub it on the mat wherever it’s fuzzy, like you’re erasing the fuzz.
It pulls all the fuzz right out of the cuts and balls it up so you can just brush it into the trash.
In five minutes your cutting mat will look almost like new, all ready for your next quilt. 🙂
Here are some related posts about rotary cutting tools and how to use them. . .
- Rotary Cutting Tools – which ones do you really need?
- Rotary Cutting – How to Square Up Your Fabric and Cut Strips – a video post showing how to cut straight strips and bias strips – and what the heck the difference is.
- How to Make Half Square Triangles
- How to Trim Quilt Blocks
- How to Make a Polaroid Quilt – a free tutorial