So, as I was starting my Wednesday morning corduroy cutting party, I was a bit disturbed by all of the lint. And the red corduroy was impossible to get off of the cutting mat.
I found a new favorite sewing tool...my lint brush!
Maybe you all have used the lint brush for sewing for a long time, but for me it is a new and wonderful experience! Just a few swipes over the fabric and then over the cutting mat and it was like I hadn't cut anything there at all. The brush is also great for getting dog hair off the carpet. ;-)
That is tip number one.
Tip number two... never put your thumb in front of the rolling rotary cutter! You already knew that though, right?