I know there is a method for keeping your mat moisturized, but I think mine is beyond help. It was getting so unpleasant to cut fabric. My cuts were not as accurate as I hoped because the fabric would be distorted by the extraordinary pressure of my cutter. I was going through blades like crazy. So I caved in and bought a new one. It's incredible. But here's a link to the moisturizing tips if you want to give it a try:
This quilt top is coming together - just one more block to go, and then I can start stitching the big blocks together. I hope to have it ready to go to the long-armer on Monday.