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Thread: Cutting mats

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    Cutting mats

    What can I do with cutting mats from my GO after they cannot be used anymore?.. I know there is something, but right now at a loss, just don't want to throw them out.. all suggestions appreciated.

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    Try contacting recycling centers for advice. Or consider using the old mats as liners for drawers, especially in kitchen or bathroom drawers, etc.

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    I use old mats for when I pin baste so the pins won't go thru the quilt and scratch my table.....
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    Can't you also use them in the bottoms of fabric bags?

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    I agree with Sunnye, I use them for bags. I cover them with fabric but use velcro so the mat can be removed and the cover washed.

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    Thank you using them for bag bottoms is a great idea.

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    Yes, thank you, never thought of using them for the bottom of bags.. I like that idea.

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    ABout putting them into the bottom of bags or purses for extra support.
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    DH looked at one of the mats I tossed and said all this needs is resealing. I said great, reseal it. He took it with him to work. I guess he's trying different ways. LOL.
    Got fabric?

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    I have been using one from a girl friend at my sewing machine, laying in front of it on the table. It is nice to re-pin things, make small rotary cuts, etc. Instead of having to move to where the mat is, I can do it right there.
    But the purse bottoms is a good idea too. Guess I will have to get another from her. Hmmmmm
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    I like the idea about using old mats for purse bottoms. Mine are in fairly good shape still.
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