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    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
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    I have been wishing for the Olfa swivel rotating cutting mat that sells for about $45... Today I had a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby and they had that mat! So I got it for about $26. They also had quilting gloves very inexpensive and I hadn't been able to find any locally. Double score! Can't wait to play with my swivel cutting mat. Do any of you use them?

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    Congratulations, let us know how you like them

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    I do, when i remember i have two of them!!

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    i had one, but did not care for it

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    Sounds like a fun new tool. Let us know what you think of it.

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    I like mine and use it alot.

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    I have one and I use it a lot

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    I love mine, I have one by Fiskars and I love it when I'm making applique circles and/or anything that has tight curves along with my trusty tiny rotary cutter. And the gloves are the greatest. I have rhumatological disease which often affects my hands and if it weren't for the grips on the gloves I would never be able to quilt if I had to maintain the "death grip". I hope you enjoy your new finds! Can't beat a sale... my husband knows I live for the coupons for both Joann's and Hancock Fabrics! Girls gotta shop when there's a sale!

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    The revolving mats are wonderful for squaring up blocks. I used to run around the table to reach all the sides. Now it's a simple matter to spin the mat around instead of me. It's also good for cutting small pieces or one or two of a kind. It's great for trimming up flying geese or square in a square blocks. Buy the bigger one if you have a choice.

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    I have two mats, a small one and a large one and love both of them. As far as gloves I use plain cotton gardening gloves with the rubber dots on them. I tried the Fons & Porter gloves and like my gardening gloves better.

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    I have 2 Olfa rotary mats too, large and small. They are on my top 5 list of "can't live without" tools. I love them and use them a LOT!

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    congrats!

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    Yep, I like mine for squaring my blocks too!!!

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    what a deal

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    JoAnn's having 40-50% off mats and cutting tools too now. I rarely go there, but needed polyfill for my son and some "welcome to sewing" gifts to a gal at work who inherited a Bernina 830 Record and is teaching herself home dec sewing. So I got her a mat, ruler, and cutter set, chacoliner and some Schmetz needles for her Bernie. I also got a set of 4 Omnigrid square rulers for myself for about $17. Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I have 2 Olfa rotary mats too, large and small. They are on my top 5 list of "can't live without" tools. I love them and use them a LOT!
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    JoAnn's having 40-50% off mats and cutting tools too now. I rarely go there, but needed polyfill for my son and some "welcome to sewing" gifts to a gal at work who inherited a Bernina 830 Record and is teaching herself home dec sewing. So I got her a mat, ruler, and cutter set, chacoliner and some Schmetz needles for her Bernie. I also got a set of 4 Omnigrid square rulers for myself for about $17. Score!
    She's lucky to have inherited the Bernina 830... that't been my main machine for the past 30 years. What a great friend you are, too!

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    She came to get me from work when my car broke down on the way in. I'm so impressed that she's teaching herself with YouTube tutorials. A new generation. I'd rather pay for lessons on my new old Bernina 930. But was planning on getting her a cutting set, and the fab sale was there. Perfect timing. And my own Omnigrid collection more than doubled.

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    I love mine!

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    I love mine especially when paper piecing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    So I got her a mat, ruler, and cutter set, chacoliner and some Schmetz needles for her Bernie. I also got a set of 4 Omnigrid square rulers for myself for about $17. Score!
    You are a wonderful co-worker. Thoughtful gifts.

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