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How many of you use cutting mat lines when cutting fabric?

Old 01-22-2011, 03:07 PM
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I don't use the lines on the mats. I stick to my ruler.
I have two different kinds of mats. They measures different.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by stormatsea45
I have always used just the markings on my ruler or rulers, and make sure that my rulers are the same brand. I have heard stories about people using two different brands of rulers for a cutting project and then end up with them not being the exact same measurement and the quilt top wasn't right. I think the same goes for using a mat with lines for measurements. I may use the lines to make sure that the fabric is laying straight, but as far as cutting using the mat instead of the ruler for measurements, no, I don't do that. My first mat was a long time ago, and it didn't have lines on it, so I didn't get used to using them to begin with. I guess I'm telling my age here, old, but I believe that for me anyway, I'll stick with using the rulers as my measurement in cutting fabric. :)
My first rag quilt I used one brand of ruler to cut the fabric into strips and another to cut the strips to squares. And may even have used a third to cut the flannel. Knowing what I know now, it makes perfect sense to me that none of my squares were actually square. Rulers can indeed measure differently by brand.

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Old 01-30-2011, 04:55 PM
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i dont trust the lines on the mat. i had an instructor that turned all her mats over in the classroom because she wanted us to learn to be accurate with the rulers instead.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:18 PM
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I've always used the lines on the mat - and that is why I DON'T like the Olfa mats - the ones with every 5th inch line thicker than the others. Also, I have a ruler on which the first quarter inch is at least 1/16th too wide. So, I use the Fiskars mats, with Gingher rulers, try to hold the rotary straight up and down, and find everything works out great.
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