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    Senior Member cassiemae's Avatar
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    I have one and simply love it and wish I would have it a long time ago.
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    I got one for Xmas several years ago. I love it and always use it when I'm paper piecing. It sits next to my machine and I can reach it.

    I haven't used it for squaring up my blocks but I think I'll try using it for that..... it's probably the best use for it.

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    I love my rotating mat! I used it to death, had to buy a new one! When this one wears out I'm gonna make me one like RugosaB... In fact I'll save my store bought one for travel'n and make one for home!
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    I have two and I really like them.

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    I purchased a large and very heavy one a few years ago at the NEC Birmingham UK. It has a solid plastic base with a cutting board insert never seen them for sale since but it is fantastic. Solid and can be used for larger pieces. I did purchase a small green one forgot name, which fell apart and was very difficult to rotate.
    I would love a small one which is made as solid as my large one. Unfortunately never seen the same board again.
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    I have one and I really like it. It won't ever replace my BIG flat one but for trimming and when I sit I really enjoy using the rotating one....even if I don't rotate it every single time I use it.
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    I have the 12" one and use it a lot. No problems yet. it's the OLFA.

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    NEED TO STORE IT FLAT!!!!!! Otherwise that round thingy on the bottom gets out of line and won't turn.Love mine when I use it........
    Mary

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    I don't use mine often, but it comes in really handy when you need to square up lot of blocks. I recently finished an Anita's Arrowhead quilt top. Each block needed trimmed down just right. I could cut all 4 sides without having to move it by using my rotating mat, so yes, it's worth the cost even though I don't use it often. I have the green one with the little black circle thing on the bottom and it works well for me.

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    I have both sizes and live them. I leave them out on my cutting table and they get plenty of use.

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    I think the Olfa one is a waste of money. I found a home-made one at a quilt show that is about 11" x 14" and I love it. It turns much easier than the Olfa and works greater. Don't recommend the Olfa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    i like my omni cutting mats. I have both sizes of rotating mats. I just have to remember to use them. They do come in handy for trimming blocks and cut pieces.
    ditto!!!!!!!!

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    I finally bought one last week with a Joann's coupon. I decided the 13inch Fiskars was the most practical for me. Now that I have used it to true up some blocks....why did I wait so long to buy this?

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    I have one and I think it is great!

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    I have the small Olfa and I really like it. I use it a lot when I'm squaring up HST.
    Pat

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    I just use a smaller mat. It works great.

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    I have the smaller Olfa one and use it by my machine all the time for trimming blocks.

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    I have both the Brooklyn Revolver and the rotating mat. I like the rotating mat but it does not work well when you are working on big pieces like the Twister patterns. I use the Brooklyn Revolver mainly for square in a square patterns but also to correctly size blocks.
    Carmen E.

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    I made me one. Works great but I don't use it much.I use a smaller mat usually. I have it in case buy I keep it put up. So for me it is not used as much.
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    I have the smaller one & love it. Highly recommend buying the larger one using a Joanne's 50% off coupon.

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    I have the 12.5 size and like it a lot. I wish I had bought the larger size however.

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    I would suggest to get a small mat the size of the average block you work with and rotate that. I made the mistake of getting a 17 in. square rotating mat and it is to big. When you rotate the mat it takes up room. But the good thing about it, is that it does come apart so I can still use it. Hope this helps.
    SueDor

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    Love mine for squaring up blocks! Makes a tedious job go faster.
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    I Love mine! HAve the smaller one for PP. and the larger when squaring other blocks. I also have the Brooklyn Revolver and use it.
    Each project adds to my stash of knowledge. Love sharing the results with anyone who'll look.

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    I have two sizes and I use them all the time. I think they are great

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