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Thread: Has anyone tried to cut their cutting mat smaller?

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    Junior Member acesgame's Avatar
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    I have two 24 by 36 mats, a June Taylor and a Martelli. Unfortunately, they have a 1 inch border and my tables are 24 inches deep. I don't know how to cut them. Any Ideas?

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    I used sharp kitchen shears to trim mine to the size I wanted.

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    Well, hey their !!
    Just wanted to say HI !

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    If you don't want to put the stress on scissors, does hubby or friend have a pair of shears that they cut tin with?

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    I have a pair of spring loaded shears and cut mine up with that. I cut up my old worn out mats to make smaller mats for block trimming, etc. I also use the old mats for the bottoms of the purses I make from time to time.

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    I lined up my plastic template on the line I wanted to cut it at and used a box cutter. :)

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    I used tin snips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acesgame
    I have two 24 by 36 mats, a June Taylor and a Martelli. Unfortunately, they have a 1 inch border and my tables are 24 inches deep. I don't know how to cut them. Any Ideas?
    yes & it worked out well :-D
    dar

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    Fiskars spring loaded utility shears cut anything. One of the most used tools in my kitchen tool (junk) drawer.

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    I marked the line I wanted cut and hubby took it outside and laid it on top of a piece of cardboard on the driveway and cut with a box cutter.

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