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Old 02-28-2011, 04:38 PM
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I have a 36" x 24" cutting mat and when I'm cutting long strips, I have to keep moving the fabric to continue a cut. Is there a way to extend a mat? My DH wants me to buy another mat(same size) and cut it in half to make it a longer mat. If I did that how would I put them together, glue, tape, or? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Diane
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:44 PM
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Just my opinion, but if I bought another mat I would buy a bigger one.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:46 PM
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Somewhere here I know I have seen a reference to a matt company that has all sorts of large sizes both self-healing and regular. Maybe someone can come up with the link. :)
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Just my opinion, but if I bought another mat I would buy a bigger one.
Me too. i would not cut one up.
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If going to spend money for mat to 'cutup' why not check into those new gizmos that cut long strips AccuQuilt or something. You may gasp but I always RIP my long strips for sashing or binding: something my mom and grandma always did too.
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Just my opinion, if I bought another mat I would buy a bigger one.
Totally agree!
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:13 PM
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Holy moly!! I found a 3 foot by 6 foot mat for 199.00!!!

http://www.cutting-mats.net/selfheal...-mat-1074.html
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by hatchet
Holy moly!! I found a 3 foot by 6 foot mat for 199.00!!!

http://www.cutting-mats.net/selfheal...-mat-1074.html
I've bought their mats. In fact I have one for sale that was ordered for a friend and I ordered the wrong size. I'll list it on the board when I get it back from another house.

http://www.cutting-mats.net/custom-mats-grid.html
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:39 PM
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They are so darn expensive!! I'm thinking about buying a smaller one and cutting it up to make a long thin one to do all over squaring!! All I need is a 4 inch by 6 foot!! I don't really have room for anything else. I can put it on my pinning board on top of my shortarm frame!!
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What about folding your fabric and cutting through more layers? Are you cutting through two layers? I've cut through 4-6 layers before and it didn't shift? Just a thought . . .
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