Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Cutting a cutting mat

  1. #1
    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    central North Dakota
    Posts
    1,252
    This may seem a little strange, but I have a cutting mat that has warped a little and considering it's age, I would warp too. It is a 17x23, so I am trying to get a 12 or 13 square mat from the corner that isn't warped.

    My question is how can I salvedge a portion of this mat? I would like to make a smaller mat that I could use in small places for small squares. How do I cut it?? There must be some way.

    Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Riverside Washington
    Posts
    1,299
    Don't know how thick your cutting board is but have you tryed tin snips?

  3. #3
    Super Member LindaM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Rural Small Town Ontario
    Posts
    1,341
    Have you already flipped it over to use the other side???

  4. #4
    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    central North Dakota
    Posts
    1,252
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    Don't know how thick your cutting board is but have you tryed tin snips?
    Never thought of them, will try that.

  5. #5
    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    central North Dakota
    Posts
    1,252
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    Have you already flipped it over to use the other side???
    It is still warped, and I really want a smaller board, and am even thinking of making myself one that turns on a turntable, and would use this to try to make one. I live by the notion of, waste not, want not.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    145
    the method reccomended to me was to get a box cutter and a metal straight edge and simply score it over & over til thru. hope this helps

  7. #7
    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    6,670
    i used my husbands circular saw

  8. #8
    Super Member cctx.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Texas (that's me!)
    Posts
    4,869
    Blog Entries
    2
    I use fabric shears, the heavy duty ones.

    My Olfa mat warped and could not be saved anymore, so cut it in half.

  9. #9
    bj
    bj is offline
    Super Member bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    3,424
    I cut one down with heavy duty kitchen shears.

  10. #10
    Super Member Colbaltjars62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Gladstone, Oregon by way of Washington(the state)
    Posts
    1,035
    How about setting it on a flat surface outside in the sun and let the heat soften it and then put large heavy books or a board the same size over it and let it cool. That should straighten out the warp. :-D

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.