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    Cutting Mat

    The movers bent my 36 x 48 cutting mat and have given me $100.00 to replace it. What mat would you recommend?

    #2
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    Several people like the Martelli cutting mat. I have it on my wish list. I have several Olfa mats of various size. Many times I reach for the 24x36 size because it makes cutting yardage easy as well as cutting the binding strips. I would recommend that if you can wait on whatever mat you want, you can usually find coupons or sales to pick up a cutting mat.

    Here are some links of previous posts of what people like
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...light=Martelli
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...light=Martelli
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...light=Martelli
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...light=Martelli

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      #3
      Re: Cutting Mat

      I have an olfa mat that I've had for 16 years and recently purchased another mat by omnigrid because of the price point on Amazon. Now, the Omnigrid mat is very nice but it doesn't have as many grid markings for diagonals and smaller inch markings. I'm certain it is just what you get used to. THe Olfa mat seems softer and more plyable, but that could be age.
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

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        #4
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        I would try soaking the mat in the bathtub in hot water and see if you can't straighten it out. Then use the money for fabric.
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          #5
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          A Martelli mat :-)
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            #6
            Re: Cutting Mat

            Hands down Martelli. They are reversible, you can store them rolled up and they will go flat again. You can lightly iron on them.....the are wonderful! I have had my large one (3 x 5) for three years now and it still looks brand new. It is lavender on one side and light yellow on the other. I also have the round rotating mat and like it just as well.

            I got rid of my email, but they are having a sale thru the 9th which includes cutting mats, 50% off!! I no longer have the code, but hopefully someone can provide it if that is what you choose.
            Last edited by bubba; September 5, 2016, 12:52 PM.
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              #7
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              I agree--Martelli! I got my 30" by 60" and my 24" by 36" on sale at their 1/2 price sale. I have two cutting areas, hence the need for 2 cutting mats. The 30" by 60" is great for trimming quilts, if you have enough room for that size.

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                #8
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                YEAH, Martelli - best money ever spent in my sewing accessories!!
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                it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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                  #9
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                  I got a 30" by 42" mat for about $50
                  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015ASN62/


                  and then had Hubby make me a 24" round turning mat out of my old 36x24 barely used mat:

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                  Best of both worlds!
                  Pieced By Me! :icon_wave:

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                    #10
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                    Definitely Martello!!! I have the 36 x 24 which was my first. Great cutting mat!!! Just recently bought the 16 x 22 which I plan on taking along to a class I am taking on Thursday. I expect it will be as great as the other one.

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                      #11
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                      If you go to the martelli site you can sign up for email notifications of their sales.They do have good products.
                      :icon_wave:Joan

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                        #12
                        Re: Cutting Mat

                        I bought a drafting mat for those drafting people that need to draft things ::shrug:: I liked it because it didn't have as many lines on it. I don't use my mat for measuring usually. It does have the inches marked on each side. It is black on one side and yellow on the other which I also liked. I can't remember what I paid, but it was significantly cheaper than the quilting mats.

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                          #13
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                          Clover — has a hanging hook (you can cut it off if you don't want it, but it is great to hang it on the wall to keep it safe), it's plain on one side, great surface, surprisingly neutral minty color, easy to read markings. Cheap on Amazon if you watch for the price to go down ~$30, then you have lots of money left for fabric!

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