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    14 x 14 self healing rotating cutting mat.

    Recently someone was looking for a rotating mat, I found a website today that has 14 x 14 mat (Friskars brand) for less than $ 30.00 ( plus shipping, about 10.00) I don't remember seeing this size in the store. But if you find it at Joann's, with the 40% coupon plus the 15% off your total purchase this week, you'll probably come out ahead

    This is the quote from the website: http://www.cutratecrafts.com/product.php/sku/085317

    OverviewFISKARS-Cutting mat rotates 360 degrees to easily trim all 4 sides of a block without repositioning fabric. Promotes safe handling of the rotary cutter
    -no awkward cuts. Self-healing cutting surface with easy-to-read graphics. 14 x14 size makes squaring 12-1/2 square blocks easy. Comes with its own re-usable storage bag with handles.

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    I have this and love it. Although I do prefer Olfa, I just couldn't justify the extra cost for the larger rotating one. I didn't want the smaller one. This is a good size for the blocks I make. I figured when it wore out, I'd cut up a regular Olfa mat and glue it on. It would still be cheaper that way.

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    I ordered a 12" lazy susan turntable (ball bearings) from ebay for $13..my sweetie attached it to plywood & I glued on a Fiskars 17 1/2" cutting mat (orig 22" from estate sale for $2)..woohoo...I call that 'almost free!! It is super nice size. You too can build your own...there are diff sizes of turntables.

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    I was in Walmart the other day , they have them , but really did not price them.

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    I have a 14x14 Fiskar's that I bought at JoAnn's a while back and it won't stay together. I called them and they said it is defective and they will replace it for free. I told them I had several more Christmas table runner to do for Christmas and the lady told me to send it whenever I was ready and it will not be a problem. How is that for standing behind your product? I am truly impressed and I really do love the mat.

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    These rotating mats sound like they would be soooooo handy, but....silly question....when you're trying to cut do they turn/wiggle any so that it makes it hard to cut? Sorry for asking but am imagining it to be unsteady when trying to cut. Please advise this ole gal!!

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    My Joann's would not let me use the 40% & 15% off coupons together.


    [QUOTE=T.;5635374]Recently someone was looking for a rotating mat, I found a website today that has 14 x 14 mat (Friskars brand) for less than $ 30.00 ( plus shipping, about 10.00) I don't remember seeing this size in the store. But if you find it at Joann's, with the 40% coupon plus the 15% off your total purchase this week, you'll probably come out ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. View Post
    Recently someone was looking for a rotating mat, I found a website today that has 14 x 14 mat (Friskars brand) for less than $ 30.00 ( plus shipping, about 10.00) I don't remember seeing this size in the store. But if you find it at Joann's, with the 40% coupon plus the 15% off your total purchase this week, you'll probably come out ahead

    This is the quote from the website: http://www.cutratecrafts.com/product.php/sku/085317

    OverviewFISKARS-Cutting mat rotates 360 degrees to easily trim all 4 sides of a block without repositioning fabric. Promotes safe handling of the rotary cutter
    -no awkward cuts. Self-healing cutting surface with easy-to-read graphics. 14 x14 size makes squaring 12-1/2 square blocks easy. Comes with its own re-usable storage bag with handles.
    I have this one and I like it a lot.

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    I bought mine at Amazon.com and got free shipping. Check it out. BTW I love it!

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    Amazon is $23.79 and free shipping if you get another eligible item to make total $$25.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa49 View Post
    I have a 14x14 Fiskar's that I bought at JoAnn's a while back and it won't stay together. I called them and they said it is defective and they will replace it for free. I told them I had several more Christmas table runner to do for Christmas and the lady told me to send it whenever I was ready and it will not be a problem. How is that for standing behind your product? I am truly impressed and I really do love the mat.
    I also had this problem with the parts coming apart. When I returned it the clerk looked at me as if I were crazy. I have since bought another one (with a coupon) but have never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa49 View Post
    I have a 14x14 Fiskar's that I bought at JoAnn's a while back and it won't stay together. I called them and they said it is defective and they will replace it for free. I told them I had several more Christmas table runner to do for Christmas and the lady told me to send it whenever I was ready and it will not be a problem. How is that for standing behind your product? I am truly impressed and I really do love the mat.
    Mine won't stay together either. I thought it was just me. I am going to mount it on a board and put it on a lazy susan ball bearing thingy I just got from ebay. But I only got 4 inch . Now I am wondering if its going to be too small I figured it I mounted it to a board it would be ok. hmm well we will see.

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    i tried to use a 50% off coupon for this mat, with the 15% off toal purchase, Joann's will only allow one coupon per item, so be careful!

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    I have looked into getting one of these as well, however I don't like the 'square' ones, b/c I am thinking that as they turn the corners would bump into things on the table or hit you in the belly, LOL I also like the idea of them having a reversiable side to iron on. SImilar to the ones called, Brooklyn Revolver.
    Here's a great idea I found and think I will try this way first:

    Make Your Own Revolving Cutting Mat
    CHarlotte Putland of Maryland tells how her husband make her a revolving cutting mat using recycled materials.

    I had a large turntable made by Rubbermaid that I was going to throw away. It occurred to me that the turntable could be useful.

    My husband cut a circle the size of the turntable from an old Olfa cutting mat. There was a raised lip around the edge of the turntable that would interfere with cutting, so my husband put a layer of styrofoam on the turntable to raise the mat to be level with the raised lip.

    It works great! My home-made cutting turntable is much larger than the one you can buy called the “Brooklyn Revolver.” And the best part is that it cost me nothing to make.

    If you want to make one of these revolving cutting mats, I am sure there are many Rubbermaid turntables available in thrift stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA View Post
    I have looked into getting one of these as well, however I don't like the 'square' ones, b/c I am thinking that as they turn the corners would bump into things on the table or hit you in the belly, LOL I also like the idea of them having a reversiable side to iron on. SImilar to the ones called, Brooklyn Revolver.
    Here's a great idea I found and think I will try this way first:

    Make Your Own Revolving Cutting Mat
    CHarlotte Putland of Maryland tells how her husband make her a revolving cutting mat using recycled materials.

    I had a large turntable made by Rubbermaid that I was going to throw away. It occurred to me that the turntable could be useful.

    My husband cut a circle the size of the turntable from an old Olfa cutting mat. There was a raised lip around the edge of the turntable that would interfere with cutting, so my husband put a layer of styrofoam on the turntable to raise the mat to be level with the raised lip.

    It works great! My home-made cutting turntable is much larger than the one you can buy called the “Brooklyn Revolver.” And the best part is that it cost me nothing to make.

    If you want to make one of these revolving cutting mats, I am sure there are many Rubbermaid turntables available in thrift stores.
    Fantastic idea!! Did you glue the two pieces together?

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