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Old 11-14-2018, 11:30 AM
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I want to gift a rotating self-healing cutting mat to my mother-in-law for Christmas. She said something about how handy one would be six months ago and I instantly put it on my gift list for Christmas. My question is, which ones are the best? I want one that will last her years.

I thought Craftsy sold one but I can't find it. Any links would be appreciated too! Thanks so much!
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:13 PM
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I have a 17" Olfa rotating, self-healing cutting mat & I really like it. I don't use it a whole lot but when I need it, I love it! I've never had a problem of it "jumping" off the bottom section (the rotating part) and it rotates very smoothly. I just have to remember to not rotate it to fast that I sling my pieces off the mat.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:27 PM
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I also have an Olfa, and I love it when I remember to use it, mostly for trimming up units.
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Thank you all so much for the advice! I'll certainly look for a Olfa rotating mat.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:41 PM
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I have an Olfa 17" rotating mat. I wore it out mainly cutting 10" layer cakes to make the double slice quilts from MSQC. I need to buy another. I have also trimmed a lot of scraps on it. I love it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:42 PM
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I have the Martelli one and like it but I haven't used it a whole lot. I got the 3 piece set at a show. It wasn't quite as expensive at the show. You could probably get away without the ironing mat part.

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The Martelli mat is on sale, 50% off, through the 18th.
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NZ, I bought the Matilda mat on Craftsy and love it. I'm wondering if maybe it's sold out? I don't know. I got it for half price several months ago.
Whichever one you buy will be a wonderful gift for your MIL!!!

PS. I have the square Olfa rotating mat but I don't like it very much. I like the round one a lot better.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:42 PM
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I have the Olfa one and it is great. Only thing is to be sure to find a place where it can sit flat when you aren't using it. My Mom had one and it warped.

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The Martelli Roundabout is excellent. It's big and sturdy. I told my DD to remember what you give me as gifts now will end up being yours one day so select wisely. I get much better gifts now. LOL
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