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Thread: Large mat and ruler for OBWs?

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    Hi all - I've been googling trying to find a cutting mat with a grid in inches (!) that is around 42" x 24" and a ruler of 42" ish for cutting WOF strips of fabric, particularly when making One Block Wonders. All I can find are either blank mats at 60" or mats at 70" (too big!) that are in fact two joined together.

    Does anyone have such a mat/ruler set up and if so what brand is it? I plan to buy it in the UK when I go over for Christmas, so if I knew a brand I could hopefully find a supplier there. I've got not a hope in heck of finding it here in France or in Holland - all metric anyway. :shock:

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    A1 size is the largest I have come across, which is about 35 in x 24 in, and several makes do those. If you find a bigger one, let me know please

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    K, I just found a magazine article by Bethany Reynolds where she says to cut your fabric in half first. Makes sense. I'll see if I can find it again and send it to you or reference it.

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    this is my dream mat. i WILL have it someday. it would perfectly fit a sheet of plywood.

    http://www.cutting-mats.net/cutting-mat-1072.html

    cruise through this site. i'll bet they have a size you'd like.

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    I have a Duraheal CB-1 36x24 Mat and a Olippa lip edge 24 inch ruler that I use nearly every day. They never get put away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    this is my dream mat. i WILL have it someday. it would perfectly fit a sheet of plywood.

    http://www.cutting-mats.net/cutting-mat-1072.html

    cruise through this site. i'll bet they have a size you'd like.
    Thanks Patrice -they do a 2' x 4' which is perfect but won't ship internationally, so I've emailed them and asked if they have a UK stockist. Wow - you could use that big guy as a dance floor! :lol:

    Lace - I'll let you know their response.

    Gai - yes please, I'd like to see that. I guess that would be a solution but you would lose some triangles.

    Thanks for the other responses, I can find the 36" x 24" no problem, it was the WOF size that I was looking for. :D

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    Alvin say they're not available outside the US. I found another supplier who'd ship here from the US but they wanted 116 USd just for shipping. :shock:

    However, Lace, I found a UK supplier of large mats here http://www.rotatrim.co.uk/printable.php?product_code=2

    Thanks everyone, for your help. :D

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    JoAnn's and Hancock's both have a package of 3 large(at least 24X36 each one) that have connector things to put them together. One of these days I'd like to get a set. I don't know if you're looking for something this big.

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    I use a 36 x 45 mat I purchased from sewing emporium 619 420 3490. No affiliation yada yada.
    It is a white mat with a harder smooth surface. I like it a lot.

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    I don't know if this can be helpful since it's in the U.S...but they do exist. I have a very large gridded cutting mat that fits my entire table. I needed to trim it down just a tiny bit to fit perfectly (these mats do cut with circular saw).

    I bought mine here:

    http://quiltersrule.com/mats/sf-mats.html

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