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Thread: What size cutting mat and rotary cutter to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryssa
    Thanks! What about scissors? What brand and size is good to have?
    I use fisscas

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    I would recommend a 12x18 cutting mat and a 45mm rotary cutter for class. You will want a larger mat for some things; but this size is great to transport because it fits nicely in a tote bag. The ergonomic Olfa rotary cutter is great and I am a big fan of Olfa self-healing mats. I think JoAnns has alot of stuff on sale right now also.
    that is a good mat size, but I have a clover rotary cutter and I would never go back to any other.

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    I love my june taylor mat, and it has an ironing foard on the other side.

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    i have a 18 x 24 matt..kinda big for toting around..

    45mm rotary cutter

    gingher scissors,they have a black plastic one, and it is sooo much lighter than the steel ones..but the same size and quality. Joanns carries them.

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    If this is your first and only mat, I would recommend one at least 24 inches in length. That way you will only need to fold your fabric once (selvage to selvage) to cut your strips. It'll fit nicely with that 6"x24" ruler, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryssa
    Thanks! What about scissors? What brand and size is good to have?
    Regardless of brand, I'd suggest to keep the fabric scissors and the paper scissors seperate. I mark my paper scissors.

    As far as mat and rulers, I think it's a 18x24 that I use most. Idouble-fold my fabric so I get away with the 6x12 ruler, but I also like the 6x24 and assorted squares. I have an old Olfa 45mm rotary cutter but I would check out a more ergonomic type.

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    I started with a 12x18 mat and wish I had a bigger one. It's nice but not big enough.

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