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Posted on: 5/18/13 5:49 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 2 people   
This might be a 'du-uh!' idea, at least for me it was at the time - and I might be a late bloomer on this idea (why didn't I think of this before!). I have admired the rotating cutting mats, but for their size I didn't think the price was what I wanted to pay. Then one day a few months ago, I was cutting out a small garment piece, didn't feel like pinning my muslin to the fabric, and didn't have the space to go around the table to cut one of the sides nor felt like moving the table out to go around and cut (it was one of those days people.) My DIY mind said, just turn the mat. Bingo! Voila! I had a rotating mat - and one that is 24 X 18 at that! It was smooooth and easy. Anyone think of this besides me!

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Demetria said... (8/1/13 0:51 AM) Reply
You slid the mat around versus you moving around the table or moving the actual table so that you could cut the small garment piece that you needed! Yeah, I have done that, too but, duh, of course, didn't think, it was all that smart of me at the time! Just desperate measures called for desperate action when I was overtired and rushing to get stuff done, lol. I still look at those darn rotating mats with envy! Now I won't, thanks for reminding me that I am using my brain!
Alice said... (7/14/13 3:35 PM) Reply
It took me a few seconds but then the light came on. I think I know what you mean and, yes, thanks, your tip does help and it was a "duh" minute for me. Sure beats the he__ out of running around a long table!!
dollieo said... (7/10/13 12:13 PM) Reply
I don't understand exactly what u turned over?
 
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