Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Whaddya MEAN you don't cut with the lines on the mat?! >

Whaddya MEAN you don't cut with the lines on the mat?!

Whaddya MEAN you don't cut with the lines on the mat?!

Old 03-24-2013, 04:55 PM
Super Member
hopetoquilt's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,860

I use the mat. It works well for me. Do what works for you. If it works for you to use the mat, you don't need to change.
hopetoquilt is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Power Poster
BellaBoo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Front row
Posts: 14,646

My rotary cutting class we were taught using mats with no lines and to use the double ruler to get the fold line straight. I use the mat line for extra wide cuts.
BellaBoo is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:26 PM
Super Member
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,254

I use both
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:30 PM
Super Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,614

I agree with DogHouseMom -- I have a couple of rulers I use, for cutting, measuring and squaring up. I don't use the lines on the mat much except for estimating fabric, and occasionally I'll just do the top cut to get it straight to cut from there.
DebbE is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Senior Member
RV Quilter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Coastal Bend of TX
Posts: 375

OK, so where is the link showing us how to do it?
RV Quilter is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Senior Member
Bamagal's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 436

I first learned to rotary cut when it was new. I learned to use the mat! Then I learned to use the ruler. Now I do both!
Bamagal is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 449

I would like to know the link also showing how to do this. Thank you.
julie is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 06:48 PM
Super Member
sewingsuz's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,850

I also as #3 would like to know the link to show how to do this. I use my ruler and mat and I have had quilters say "don't use the mat. I still don't get it?
sewingsuz is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Junior Member
narnianquilter's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 270

I am with #18 and the rest...I thought that using the mat was the way to cut! If someone could repost the link that would be great!
narnianquilter is offline  
Old 03-24-2013, 07:45 PM
Super Member
thimblebug6000's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 8,012

If QuiltnNan edited out the link, then you're out of luck. There must have been a commercial ad or something that wasn't appropriate to the forum.
thimblebug6000 is online now  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
09-06-2013 01:00 PM
02-09-2013 09:53 AM
06-06-2011 04:50 PM
02-25-2011 08:08 AM
01-30-2011 05:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter