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Thread: Old cutting mats

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    Do you have any suggestions for uses of old cutting mats that are warped and grooved?

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    I cut an old mat into a circle to fit the top of a lazy susan and glued it in place. It might not be gorgeous, but I can turn fabic to cut it and what's left of the worn-out gridmarks still come in handy! If any part of the mat is still in OK shape you could cut it down to a mini size and write in new numbers with a permanent marker.

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    I cut a good piece from my old mat, and keep next to sewing machine. This way it is handy when I am doing paperpiecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslee
    I cut an old mat into a circle to fit the top of a lazy susan and glued it in place. It might not be gorgeous, but I can turn fabic to cut it and what's left of the worn-out gridmarks still come in handy! If any part of the mat is still in OK shape you could cut it down to a mini size and write in new numbers with a permanent marker.
    Wow, what a nifty idea, may have to try that one. :D

    Thanks,
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    I just joined and saw this...I don't usually post...but I have just done this, so I thought I'd tell you...I had a wood lazy suzan turntable from the thrift shop I had bought years ago...It is quite large and solid wood and flat on the top...so I cut up my old cutting mat and glued it on the top and now I have a rotating cutting mat...cost me $1.00...buying one would cost LOTS more...Hope this helps. VickiM :)

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    can be used for templates

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    Thanks for all the ideas..... I am always looking for ways to recycle :D

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    What great ideas. I'm so glad I saw this!

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