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    I just bought a.....

    I just bought a Fiskars 14 x14 inch rotating mat & I love it! Now I am asking myself why didn't I buy one years ago? I am currently making a lot of flying geese and it is a big help since it rotates. Amazon had a great price and it came in just a few days.
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    Good to hear that it was a good/wise purchase for you.

    So many of the gadgets I bought over the years were unneeded and have been unused.

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    How does it lock into place for cutting?



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    I love my Olga rotating mat it is one of my fav tools for squaring up blocks

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    Love mine, too, so handy for precision cutting. I do have to take the turning part off occasionally and clean in between the boards.

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    It just seems to stay in place until I turn it. Connecting threads sells a 17" one but I knew the 14" would be plenty big for my use.
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    I have a 17" and I love it. Great for trimming blocks.
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    You are talking me into getting one - it sounds great.

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    Oh I love mine.......I always use it after chain piecing and then squaring up. Couldn't be without it!
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    I have the 14" but have always wanted a bigger one. So, Connecting Threads has a 17" one? Dang! That sounds like I'm going to have to ask my local quilt shop to order me one. I'm banning myself from online shopping and buying only from my local quilt shop. She needs the business. I might have to pay $2 more, but I will do it to save her shop.
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    Sounds like something I need to invest in.

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    I have the big Olfa and use it all the time. I like the convenience...
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    Glad I bought mine too.
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    I have the small and the 12 " and love them both. They sure do come in handy.
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    I also just bought this mat & love it! I just used it to square up 6 1/2 inch squares. I bought it at Joanne's on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I just bought a Fiskars 14 x14 inch rotating mat & I love it! Now I am asking myself why didn't I buy one years ago? I am currently making a lot of flying geese and it is a big help since it rotates. Amazon had a great price and it came in just a few days.
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    I have the Olfa one, too and love it.

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    My husband made me a rotating mat. He cut a board the same size as one of my mats, glued it to a turn-table and it works perfect. Saved money also.

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    About 5 years ago, while at a quilt show, I broke down and bought the circular revolving wheel by Martelli. It has several layers and one of them is for ironing. I now use that on my ironing table. It is ultra-sturdy, really well made and truly an investment meaning it cost a lot in my mind. But I have never regretted it. I couldn't be without it, especially squaring up blocks and cutting triangles. I didn't find the other brands to have the quality of the Martelli when I looked around...so if you're at a quilt show and you see them there, go take a look. It is the one item along with my rotary cutter and bernina I would grab if there was a fire!

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    I just love mine! It will need to be replaced soon...kind of getting worn out!

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    I love my rotating matt also. As for making flying geese, I hope you have a "wing clipper" ruler. It is fantastic for squaring up those flying geese. There is another flying geese ruler out there but I have found the wing clipper to be the better of the two. Good luck!

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    Way past cool!
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    I have the 12 & 6 inch ones. Remember if you get a larger one, it takes more room for it to revolve. If I have a larger piece of fabric still attached to what I'm cutting, I just carefully lay it on the board before I turn it. Now that I have them, I don't think I could quilt without them!

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    I love mine. I keep it beside my machine for squaring up blocks and for cutting strips.

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    I, too thought it would be a "luxury" item & probably not used very often. Much to my surprise, I use mine a lot & have never regretted buying one. It turns fairly easily & doesn't move when cutting, even though it does not "lock" into place. A good purchase, overall.
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