Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 86

Thread: Revolving Rotary Cutting Mat

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    218
    Do any of you use a revolving rotary cutting mat? I would be interested in knowing if you like them; what size is best and any other opinions involving this item. They seem to be expensive but it looks like they would be very useful. I would appreciate any and all comments. Thank you. Dixie in AL

  2. #2
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    7,157
    Blog Entries
    3
    I recently bought the 14" Fiskars one. I like it. I really wanted the Olfa, but not at $75! Even with a coupon it is expensive. I paid about $16 on sale. I figured that if/when the mat goes, I'll cut an Olfa to fit and glue it on. :)

  3. #3
    Senior Member MamaHen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    968
    I have a 12 x 12 rotating cutting mat. I really like it for cutting and squaring up blocks smaller than 12". It sure is nice not having to pick up my block, turning it around and cutting the other two sides. Best buy I found was at Joann's with a 40-50% off coupon. Can never have too many cutting mats.

  4. #4
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,915
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen
    I have a 12 x 12 rotating cutting mat. I really like it for cutting and squaring up blocks smaller than 12". It sure is nice not having to pick up my block, turning it around and cutting the other two sides. Best buy I found was at Joann's with a 40-50% off coupon. Can never have too many cutting mats.
    Which brand is it?

  5. #5
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am buying a new and larger cutting mat. One corner of my old mat is not as worn as the rest. I will cut it and use it as a rotating mat. It will spin freely laying on top of my new on. :wink: It would also spin freely on my sewing table, or any other surface. I will cut a smaller one out of the other corner, so that I have different sizes for different projects.

  6. #6
    kasmitty1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    313
    I have the 12 x 12 Fiskars. I really like it. Saves me alot of time when I do square in a squares. I think I paid $35 about a year ago at our LQS.

  7. #7
    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,955
    I have the 12x12 Olfa rotating mat and it is great for squaring up. Also, I think Olfa is worth the extra money...as it is self healing and I feel easier on the rotary cutter.

  8. #8
    Super Member Maride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    2,882
    I have the Brooklyn Revolver for a long time. Is round and that limits the size of the blocks you can cut, but when it is a gift you don't complaint, just appreciate it. I have periods when I use it all the time and then other times when I don't even know where it is. It spins real nice and you can turn it upside down and is a small ironing surface.

  9. #9
    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    4,851
    In my thrift store travels, I found a lazy susan from an old entertainment center, all of fifty cents. It is big enough to hold my 12x16 mat. I really think it makes squaring blocks up faster for me.

    If you have an old piece of plywood around, a new quality lazy susan could be screwed to the bottom at a considerable savings over the fancy ones.

  10. #10
    ToucanSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,163
    LOVE mine! Got it 40% off at Hancock's and just love it.

  11. #11
    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    16,675
    Oh gosh, I just got one and I love it!!

  12. #12
    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    At my LQS
    Posts
    2,355
    I have the Fiskars and hate it. The top part does not lay flat so it doesn't ride on the center circle on the bottom portion. (I'm not describing this well) It doesn't rotate, it just slides off.

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    central Indiana
    Posts
    1,164
    I have a 12x12 Olfa rotating mat. I put it on my Xmas list a couple years ago. I love it for when I am making flying geese blocks and squaring up blocks, especially. The BOM I am doing this year has bunches of little template pieces...it is nice when I am cutting them out, as well. I know they are pricey but once you have used one, you will be very glad you have it!

  14. #14
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,193
    I used mine all day, today. Love it. I am working on 12.5 blocks. my mat is 18x18.

    Edited to say that mine was a gift. I hesitated to buy it for myself, but I don't know why. It is very useful to me.

  15. #15
    Super Member Minda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,618
    I have the Brooklyn Revolver and I like it, but as Maride said it's round which limits the size block you can cut.

    I would like to get the large Olfa sometime, but just haven't seen it at the right price yet.

  16. #16
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    I am going to check them out - you all make it sound so wonderful.

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Keene, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,270
    I have the 12x12 square one; got it at Michaels with 50%coupon; it's also sold at Joann's.
    It's annoying, it does not turn easily and on my cramped/cluttered cutting table it's always bumping into something.
    I have an enormous stationary cutting board (about 36"x24") that I've had for 20+ years and use for strips.
    The rotating cutting board that I found and love is an 8" round one...The pieces I cut are rarely larger than 3"x6" which fit.
    It turns easily and smoothly. It can be had from Come Quilt with Me, a mailorder vendor in Brooklyn, NYC. Pat Yamin, the owner, also sells very good templates which can be used for hand or machine piecing. Google the name and you'll get to her on-line catalogue.

  18. #18
    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,958
    I have one and used to significantly use it. When I got my Short Cut ruler, I really stopped use the other. I use the Short Cut in one direction and pick it up and use it in the other.

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    218
    I really appreciate everyone's response. I have a birthday coming in a few weeks. Think I will start dropping some hints about this. If all else fails I will have to look for a coupon and buy it for myself. But, as the old hair coloring commercial said "I'm worth it!" Dixie in AL

  20. #20
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    Have the 12 inch Fiscars, and love it. Great when Paper Piecing

  21. #21
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,619
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have a Lazy Susan in the basement. My Mom got me going on the lazy susan as opposed to the revolving rotary cutting thing! Same thing I think, does the same thing just a little different. I think my mother thinks she invented the idea of the lazy susan. I'm not going to tell her that there are other people out there that thought the same thing. Edie

  22. #22

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    3
    The only suggestion I have is to make sure to check to see if the surface is stable when cutting, the experience I have had with some is that they rock when trying to cut. I mostly use my olfa cutting mat, it does not turn, but it's oh so easy and quick when cutting fabric.

  23. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    215
    I have a 12 x 18 amazing turnables that I like. I think it's made by Elna, but not sure. It's large enough that you can fold your 44" wide fabric in 3rd and have plenty of room to cut it. It works great with a 12 inch ruler also. It comes with a nice mat and it's very sturdy. I saw one on ebay for about $60.
    If a person can find an old TV turn table or lazy susan at a G. Sale, it would probably work.

  24. #24
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    107
    I just love mine I have used it so much that it has large groves in it dh told me to go buy a new one but just going to replace the top.I have had mine for about 4 years.It is nice to sit at the coffee table watch tv and cut my pieces of fabric.

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedarville, Ohio
    Posts
    234
    I have the Olfa, 18x18 and I love it. Got it a Paducah last year. Will buy a bigger one this year. Sure beats turning the blocks by hand.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.