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Thread: What can I do with all my old cutting boards?

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    Super Member DeeBooper's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a soloution as to a way of recycling old cutting mats? I am getting ready to throw out about 4 or 5 of them. Can I make anything else out of them?

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    I use them for the bottom of totes and purses!

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    What a good question!

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    Have you used both sides ? If so they make great bottoms in purses and totes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunt1717
    I use them for the bottom of totes and purses!
    Great idea, I never thought of that!

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    What a great idea, using them to stiffen bags!

    If there are still smallish areas that are good, cut them into small mats - those are great for when you're squaring up blocks - you can rotate the mat, block and template all at once to make trimming the other two sides of the block easier.

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    find yourself an old lazy susan and cut you a rotating mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    find yourself an old lazy susan and cut you a rotating mat.

    That is what my husband did for me. Works great!!

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    Great ideas above. I cut up one of my older ones to make small mats that I can keep right next to my machine for paper piecing (trimming).

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    Use them to make templates. Especially templates that you are more apt to use over and over again.

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