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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Cutting mat case ???

    Hi. I need to make a cutting mat case to take to a quilting class I have signed up for this summer and it starts next week. I will take my 18" x 24" mat. Would the best way be to just make a large type pillow case with handles or should I use batting of interfacing etc.

    Thanks for any suggestions
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    Missouri Star

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    I definitely would use some type of support in addition to the fabric. I have a hard-case artist portfolio that I use. My main thought is to protect it in case someone else sets something on it or bangs into it. I don't think I'd be comfortable with just the batting either, but that's just me . . . A sheet of foam core board would help, I think.
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    I have a case I bought several years ago at a fabric store close out.

    It has handles and a zipper going all around it on 3 sides. What I like about it is that on one side (inside) is a pressing mat. This has been very handy when going to a class. I can store a clover iron in it and several rulers as well as my rotary cutter. The outer side has vinyl pockets you can store other things in as well.

    If you are going to make this yourself, I would make the pillow case style with one of the longer sides open instead of the short side. This will allow you to get your stuff inside much easier. I would batt/quilt it all around to protect your mat and any rulers you take. Also you could use it as a pressing mat if you have a good solid surface to place it on. Simple strap-like handles on the open side should keep things from falling out. If you want you could put a velcro closures on it.

    Let's see what you come up with. I know you can do it!!!

    Just read Sandy's post and you could put cardboard inside it for stiffening.

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    Missouri Star

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    Here is a Tut I found for a carrying case
    Because I say sew : Tutorial for cutting mat tote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris Girl View Post
    Here is a Tut I found for a carrying case
    Because I say sew : Tutorial for cutting mat tote
    April, you posted right after me and your link actually shows what I was trying to say.......like minds and all. Just saying.

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    Default Re: Cutting mat case ???

    I had some leftover chevron blocks from making my chevron quilt, I put together a case for my 18" by 24" mat, I did use batting and light quilting, it worked out well.

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    Default Re: Cutting mat case ???

    Here's another tutorial
    Cutting Mat Caddy « Moda Bake Shop
    Less fancy idea, fold an old towel and sew up the two sides and slide the mat in.

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    I bookmarked this ....thank you
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