Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Here’s a little tip for ya!!

You might already know about this, but it’s something I discovered quite by accident and it might help you to save a few $$$$ either on a new board or a gadget to clean it!!

I was cleaning my cutting board, after joining all my bits of batting for a project, and just as I was about to clean the board off I wondered if you all knew how easy it is to do ……….

All I use is a pencil eraser!!!

Just a cheap little eraser, less than $2 from the supermarket!!

Here’s the before shot …..December 2010 035 Ok so it’s not usually this bad, but I had a lot of little pieces to join up and it did leave quite a fluffy mess lol.

Here’s how I did it. Using the flat side of the eraser rub it in a circular motion on the cutting board and all the fluff magically comes away from the board!!!December 2010 037You’ll need to stop every now and then to remove the flattened fluff from the eraser … December 2010 038 And this is the final result … all achieved in about 30 seconds!!!December 2010 040 Pretty cool huh???!!!!!!

Now if you don’t know how to join up your scraps of batting, let me know in the comments and I’ll show you that too …. it’s easy peasy :o)!!

32 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very cool!!! I did not know that. I will be doing it now.
Thanks Joy.

Julia said...

Very handy to know Joy..thanks for the tip. Boy my board gets into a right mess at times..
Julia ♥

Jo in TAS said...

I'd love to know how you join up your scraps! Thanks for the tip about cleaning the cutting mat too!

BubzRugz said...

Great tip..... much easier than what I have tried to do.... rubbing with wet cloths..... rubbing with dry cloths... scraping with a ruler......
Thanks
Hugz

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a clever girl you are!!! Thank you, hon!! :-)
Hugs
Jen
xx

Robyn said...

Thanks for that great tip! Love the little bags you found and the apron you received is wonderful :D. I really like the idea of a charm brooch.

ange_moore said...

Thanks for the tip! And I'd be really keen to see and hints on joining batting!

Bev C said...

Thanks for this tip Joy, Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Mrs A. said...

Thanks for the tip Joy. Would love to know your hints on batting too.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Who knew??? Not me LOL Thanks so much, Joy, I'm telling all my friends!
Gerda in Alberta, Canada

Maggey and Jim said...

Hey,
NIFTY NOODLE.. I remember the last time my board looked like that I used a lint roller but it did not do nearly that well. Will keep that in mind.. Thanks,
Maggey

Sandi Butler said...

A great tip, Joy, thanks for showing us.

Julie said...

Fabulous, I am having that same problem. Thanks for the tip.

Margaret said...

What a great way to clean the board I have tried everything even pulling the bits out with tweezers. I made one of your last years stitcheries and gave it away this year you can see it at http://brunosmom.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

I did the 'scrapping with ruler' and other methods but your method works best! Thanks for the tip!

Penny said...

I did the 'scrapping with ruler' and other methods but your method works best! Thanks for the tip!

Allie said...

Good tip! My girlfriend has a tool that you rub over your cutting mat, it's supposed to keep it from getting those grooves in it and extend the life of the mat - I didn't notice any difference though. I'll try the eraser, I already have one of those!

Dawn said...

How did you know I needed to clean my Cutting Board..he he
Hugs Dawn x x x

Solstitches said...

What a great tip. I didn't know about that and I don't know how to join up the wadding either. I would love to know the secret.
The three little cases you found are gorgeous.

Margaret

teresa said...

What a ripper of a tip Joy... Thanks so much for sharing... My board will look like new when I get it out tomorrow. xx

liesbeth a said...

Amazing. I have the same problem.
How did you do it.
Greetings from The Netherlands

Terry said...

What a cool trick that is! I would never have though of that! And I'd love to know how you join your batting scraps! Thanks Joy! :0)

Milah said...

Pretty cool! Now show me how to join up the scraps of batting. ;D

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Thanks so much Joy,
I would never have thought of it. BTW how do you join those bits of batting together?
Hugs, Sharon

Jeanette said...

Good tip Joy. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Jeanette

creativity amongst chaos said...

Thank you so much Joy for this great how-to. I will go and use it on my board. I have a "fluffy" side, that I just turned over and hoped it would work itself out! You are an angel! Hugs, -Cori

Joy McD said...

How cool is that! I don't like the green boards because they do that :) Thankfully mine is a different brand and doesn't have that problem, but now at least I know what to do in case I get a green one!!
Thanks for sharing,
lv,
Joy

Sew Useful Designs said...

Yep it works!!! I cleaned mine off last night!!!! :-)

Cindy said...

Thank you so much now I won't have to buy a new cutting mat.

Sylvie BG said...

Oh, what a great tip ! Thanks a lot, Joy !
Hugs from France,
Sylvie

Sheila said...

Thanks so much for this very cool trick, wow how easy is that and cheap too!! Thanks also for the tip for joining the batting that is simply but very effective , you are one clever lady .
hugs Sheila

quiltinbysea said...

No, I didn't know, and it's Brilliant! Thanks for sharing Joy.