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    Senior Member omaluvs2quilt's Avatar
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    Well, I thought I had wasted my money at first...now I'm making a quilt with tons of flying geese, it just paid for itself!

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    I have three sizes and use them all the time. Right now I am doing a quilt that is all half square triangles and it make it so much easier to square them up.

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    I don't have one yet, but I know that they are fantastic for cutting small pieces and trimming paper pieced items. I just haven't gotten to Joann's to grab one yet

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    Really like mine....don't use it all the time but when I do, I am glad I have it!!!
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    RugosaB, I love your turntable that your hubby made for you. I have a small Fiskar and a larger Olfa revolving mat. The pivoting center of the Olfa was too thick and I had to cut a piece to fit around and glue it to the section the center fit into in order to thicken it enough so it would turn right. I use both mats a lot. I'd prefer something like your turntable.

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    Mine is either 12 or 14"....I think 12. I love it and use it frequently. I think a rotating mat would be well worth your money, especially if you bought it with coupon. I put my mat on my Xmas list back when I first got back into sewing/quilting several years ago and my dad and step-mom got it for me along with some other items I was asking for. Do you have a birthday or anniv coming up? My DH and kids always know there is probably something I want/need. I think you would like a rotating mat.

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    I love my Olfa revolving mats. I tried another brand and found it bulky.

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    I love mine. I use it a lot, especially when cutting with plastic templates.

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    I have the Fiskars 14" one and I use it fairly often! Great for squaring up blocks.

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    I have one. I'm doing a disappearing 4 patch and I have to make two cuts one direction and then two cuts another direction, without disturbing the block, so it is very helpful for that purpose. I don't know how much it will get used once this quilt is done.

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    I have the 12x12 rotating mat and aside from the fact the black back came off, I just put it back together - it is basically a lazy-susan.

    I use that and the (my) new 18x24 virtually anywhere - in the sewing room on the table, desk, ironing board - - and downstairs on the dining room table if I have a project down there - - - and yes, I have a 24x36 but that stays upstairs on a dedicated cutting table. You don't always have to cut on them, sometimes they are handy if you are drawing a design, all kinds of stuff - the visual measurements work a lot to your favor.

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    I have both sizes and love them, and I am learning more uses . Thanks

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    Have the Olfa and keep it beside my sewing machine and use it all the time...

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    I have both Olfa rotating mats and love them! Use the bigger one in my sewing room and use the other in class.

    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
    I use mine all the time....it's so handy for squaring up. As it is pretty well worn, I'm going to buy another to replace it.
    An idea for you. I had also worn through my smaller Olfa rotating mat. But, I had an extra, pink Olfa mat that I had bought on clearance some time back. Super glued it right over top of the original rotating mat. Then I cut the pink mat (used kitchen shears). Stacked several heavy books on top and let sit overnight. Worked perfectly! And I have the only pink rotating mat in my group!
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    I have a small one that I love for trimming up squares.

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    I really like mine because I can't get to two sides of my cutting table due to small space and too much stuff.
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    I have a small one and love it , I would like to buy the bigger one as well.

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    Rotating Cutting Mat

    I have the round rotating cutting mat from Martelli. The one I purchased also has a round ironing board/surface that goes on top of the rotating cutting board. I really like it, and purchased it when Martelli had a half-price sale online.

    Quote Originally Posted by bea2 View Post
    Do you have a rotating cutting mat ? If so, what do you think about it..are they any good? I'm thinking of getting one but want to see your opinions first.
    Thank you

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    Rotating Cutting Mat

    Quote Originally Posted by bea2 View Post
    Do you have a rotating cutting mat ? If so, what do you think about it..are they any good? I'm thinking of getting one but want to see your opinions first.
    Thank you
    I have the square Olfa rotating mat. I use it for specific applications, but not all the time. I find it a handy tool to have.

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    I made my own, love it

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    I have an Olfa 12" rotating mat and it's good if I'm working with very limited space or doing some light trimming, but I prefer my big Olfa 24" x 36" mat with a big non-skid ruler. I also bought "puzzle mats" from JoAnn's which are 12-1' square plastic mats that fit together to make the size you need, but I hate them. Probably more so because they are not self healing and I cut with a heavy hand.

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    What a great tool. I use mine every day.

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    I like mine especially for trimming and paper piecing. I leave mine out on a table by the machine so it is handy and my bigger mats for cutting at on the big dining room table permanently. When I want to use the table for eating I just cover them with a plastic table cloth and then my cloth one and voila no one knows it is there except me. I do not have a sewing room with a cutting table etc. but this works well for me.

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    I had a large lazy Susan. I put a board on it, taped it down and laid a small rotary mat on top. I use when I need to and it works just fine for me.

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    I love my rotating mat....

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