follow the tips here to make cricut mat sticky again.
Imperfectly Beautiful: Cutting Fabric With Your Cricut
Great Cricut tips
Positively Splendid : Using your Cricut to cut fabric
Things Every Cricut Owner Should Know
step by step guide for cutting fabric on the cricut
How to cut gorgeous edges on your 12" paper
great source for all your cricut questions and know hows
The last time I bought Cricut mats at JoAnn's, the cashier told me that she washes & reuses her mats to get more uses out of them. I bought the scrubber she suggested (pictured) at the dollar store (it canNOT have metal scratchies in it)...then I used water & a drop of dish-soap, scrubbed quite vigorously, wiped off the excess water & waited for them to air dry. THEY ARE LIKE BRAND NEW NOW!!!! I can't believe it!! This was too good a tip not to share with all of you!!! Pass it along!