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Thread: What color cutting mat is the best?

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    I would love to find one that is a pale grey on one side and a darker grey on the other. This in my opinion would work for most all colored fabrics :D:D:D

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    I have green and also white. I find dark colors are harder to see on the green and light are harder to see on the white.

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    Green Olfa is my favorite!

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    I have the Fiskars - grey on one side & whiteish on the other. I don't have any trouble as you can flip it to which ever side works best. They also have (or had) a yellow/pink board which might be good as you would have a choice. I also have several green ones, but they are harder to see.

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    Green Olfa for me too.

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    I use a blue 24x36 mostly. Dritz

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    Olfa is great. Bought a purple one and just hated it.

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    IPREFER THE GREEN CUTTING MAT. WORKS
    GREAT FOR ME. BETTY LEE

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    green olfa is the only one to buy.

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    I have a green one but I have ran into a problem of not being able to see where the fabric ends on some colors of fabric. I am going to get some Glow line tape and try it.. Yesterday I started another topic and asked about it. It is a low tack neon tape that has many uses but one is that you put it on the back of your ruler on the measurement you want and then it is easy to see where the fabric ends.

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    Ditto. I just got a new green Olfa and it seems to be the best I have found yet.

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    I have the self-healing martelli 22x34 mat that is yellow on one side and purple on the other. I love it.

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    The only Dritz mats I have seen are pretty bright blue color now. I have an almost clear mat made by Polar. I haven't seen any in the stores. It's very thick. No layers, all one solid mat. A friend who does graphic designs for a publishing company gave it to me.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE my green Olfa mats!

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    I firmly believe that Olfa mats are the best! I even bought one that is 36X70, so it is glued to my cutting table. :D If I ever need to replace it, I will glue right over the old one. :wink: Usually I will use a smaller Olfa mat though so this will preserve the lg one. I ordered the lg from the Olfa website.

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    I have a 29x52 self healing from the SewFit Company..I can see my hand under the mat.. Its great..

    ~Milky White , almost see-thru
    ~bold blue markings
    ~inches & metric measurements
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    I love it..

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    Do you have any idea how long this mat lasts? I have always used Fiskers mats but I am thinking that they make the blades wear out fast. Where did you but rhe mat you wrote me about?

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    Large green Olfa

    Small green something else. After less than half of my cutting for one project, there were cuts on my mat that did not and will not heal, and my rotary blade had dulled significantly. I bought the Olfa then. I like the green...its easy on the eyes when you're staring at it forever...lol

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    i use gray and green, the gray holds up better for me, not the dritz one, the hard gray one ( june Tailor)

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    I have the yellow and pink....hate it.

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    I have several mats and don't see any difference between the Olfa and Fiskar mats as durability and usage goes. The latest one that I bought is the green/yellow 24x36" Fiskar. I am finding that the contrast between the mat and the edge of the fabric is terrific. Much easier for me to use, especially at night.

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    I have a Gingher that is pale blue on one side and pale green on the other. I love it.

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    Green olfa here :)

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    I have about 5 Olfa green mats in various sizes that I love. I decided to buy a QuiltCut2 by Alto's that has a beige mat. Very bad color if you have eye problems like I have. Can't exchange it because it was bought at a Quilt Show. Called Company to suggest changing color because of our aging population and they were not very helpful. Told me to glue a green mat in its place. Boy are "WE" going to have to assert our rights.

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    I have mostly the green ones and have no problems. I also have a blue one and have no problems but I must say I like the
    green ones best.

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