Flexible cutting or chopping mats are surprisingly useful in the sewing room. Plus, they’re very inexpensive at the dollar store.
Since they’re transparent and very sturdy, they can protect what’s underneath them, even when cutting. One idea is to use them for protecting surfaces when spraying small pieces or gluing. Residue wipes off easily.
They also make great cutting and quilting templates. Punch a hole in the corner of each and string all the pieces for a project together for storage.
In the follow video Laura from Sew Very Easy shows demonstrates these and other ways the mats can be used.
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Also consider the following suggestions from viewers:
Cut mats into shapes for fussing cutting – being see-through means you can center templates on specific motifs.
Reinforce the bottoms of bags and other places that can use sturdy support.
Audition quilting patterns – dry erase markers wipe right off.
Create dividers for stored patterns and files.
You may have other ideas, as well. Please share yours by leaving a comment below.
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