I've always used Olfa cutting mats and never had this happen! Last summer I replaced both the large and small mats which were totally worn out, but not warped in the very least. The larger mat warped first, then the small. I interchange them frequently depending on the project. When one of the other are not being used, they are stored flat and never exposed to heat either stored or while being used. Has this happened to you? I wonder since I bought these around the same time if there could have been a bad batch?
So off I went to Joann's today to get a new 24 x 36 mat. I saw these brightly colored Fiskars mats and thought maybe Chicky-Bee would like a new pal since their colors are so similar! Plus I got to use a 50% off coupon! It will be interesting to see if there is any difference in performace - stay tuned!
Other than some gifts, I've done really well this year sticking to trying to use my stash! But for some reason I'm switching my fabric addition for a pattern addiction! Here are a few of my new patterns - all of which will be made using fabric I have in my stash! The two below are from The Cottage at Cardiff Farms. I bought them online here. The pattern on the right is jelly roll friendly and both will be really fun to make!
Mr. Squash bought this Crabapple Hill pattern for me on a recent road trip. As soon as I finish my current project, I will need another stitchery to work on in the evening while watching TV. We both love birds, so Flight of Fancy will make a nice, summer bed quilt - and most of you know how much I enjoy stitching Crabapple Hill patterns!