Just because it's embarrassing in tutorial photos doesn't mean I have to replace it, right? I can take the pictures against something else. Like the worn out cutting side.
This week, while we were on Teenage Daughter's latest thrift store mission, I found half of one. Just the pressing side. (To make it odder, there were two of them, both just the detached pressing side.)
That was before I saw them together. Yuck. How can something that only comes into contact with clean fabric get so filthy?!
I wasn't going to post the picture, then I realized that most of the before shots from Jo's ironing board challenge were just as bad. I may Frankenstein the new pressing half to the cutting mat for my old one (which is just as desperately in need of replacement.) Or just use it the way it is..... or I might actually dig out one of my other cutting mats and try using something that still has lines on it! (And I may check the thrift store next week to see if the other one is still there, because for $1.95 each, I could probably use a backup. You know this one isn't going to stay clean.)
Do you use your quilting tools until they're past their prime?