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Rotating Cutting Mat
I’ve been wanting one of these rotating cutting mats even since I saw Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilting Company use one in her YouTube quilting tutorials. Olfa makes both a 12″ and a 17″ square one.
I saw them at Jo-Ann’s, but it was $84.99. Are you kidding me? I decided to get one a few weeks ago when they had a 40% off all rotary cutters, mats and rulers. $50.99 is a little more reasonable, but sheesh, they’re still making a gang of money. The overhead on notions is like buying diamond jewelry.
Fiskars makes some, too, in an 8″ and 14″ size, but since my other cutting mats are Olfa and I like them, I didn’t want to change brands.
They’re easy to use. When you need to rotate it, just ever so slightly lift up on a corner and turn it. I was concerned that the rotating thingy in the middle would make it bulge or wobbly, but that’s not the case because it’s recessed into the dense foam mat under the cutting surface. It’s very stable and solid.
If you don’t have a Jo-Ann’s near you or you can’t wait for their next sale or coupon, I found a cheap source on Amazon.