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Thread: Olfa rotating cutting mat

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    Olfa rotating cutting mat

    Today I purchased a 17X17 Olfa rotating mat at Joanns. Was 50% off plus I had a 20% coupon. Yay!
    But....I am a little disappointed. I guess I was expecting it to turn easily, and it doesn't. Does anyone know if it gets easier to turn with use? Thanks!

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    I had the same problem and discovered I had not taken it out of the bottom base piece then it rotated.

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    It should turn easy, I have two of them, I turn them by placing my fingers on the corner and turning, not at the center. It is also very helpful if you put a non skid pad under them. I use the rubberized kitchen liner you can get at the dollar store. If it moves at all on your table, it will be difficult to turn. The liner stabilizes it.
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    Mine turn easy enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    I had the same problem and discovered I had not taken it out of the bottom base piece then it rotated.
    I did the exact same thing!!! In fact, I bought one, didn't like how it turned and then sold it. Then I read somewhere about having to take off the bottom thingy so when I had a 60% off coupon for Joanns I bought another one and now I love it!!!
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    I have a FISKARS 12x12. Love it Wish I had a 17x17. No problem with turning. BrendaK
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    How do you all get a 60% off coupon for JoAnns. Here it is only 40% most all the time.
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    i know during the black friday sale, that mat was 60% off. i tried to order it online but it was temporary out. after the sale was over they magically had more. i will wait to see if the mats go on 60% sale closer to ch
    ristmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    How do you all get a 60% off coupon for JoAnns. Here it is only 40% most all the time.

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    A friend of mine bought one, and as I watched her use it, struggle with getting it to turn, I decided I didn't really want one.
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    I had not seen the square mat before I bought the circular one which is on the right in the top row of the link at the bottom. I got it for $47 at a craft show. However, judging from the prices on the other mats there would have been no sale if I'd seen the others first. The only problem with the completely circular one is that it has a tendency to swing a bit too easily and as it is raised about 2cm off the table it is difficult to cut and rotate pieces that are larger than about 12".So it is really best for small, fussy cutting. Hope this advice is helpful to folk in my neck of the woods.
    http://www.victoriantextiles.com.au/...y:Cutting+Mats

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