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Cut Cost As Well As Fabric [Dec. 8th, 2009|08:50 am]
For People Who Like to Make Things Themselves


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If you use a rotary cutter then you know that they work best with a cutting mat. Those mats are outrageously expensive, especially if you need the larger size! Hubby would've cheerfully purchased one for me, but I just couldn't part with that kind of money, at least, not without trying a few alternatives. This is where inside knowledge of your local hardware/home improvement store pays off--he found this stuff:

It comes in a 4 foot wide by 8 foot long sheet, cost less than 20 dollars, and works like a charm!!! Requires less pressure on the cutter, doesn't retain the cut marks, and best of all, there's more than enough left to use on the cutting table he will be making me ~_^

[User Picture]From: hesper_3499
2009-12-08 04:23 pm (UTC)
Silly question, but would you say this is the same material used to make whiteboards in classrooms?
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[User Picture]From: lynerwi
2009-12-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by whiteboard, but if it's meant to have dry erase markers used on it, then no. This material is some kind of polysomethingorother, and it has almost a "self healing" measure to it. Great for cutting, but not so good for marking on, or even trying to get a thumbtack to stick to.
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[User Picture]From: hesper_3499
2009-12-08 05:51 pm (UTC)
Oh ok :) Thanks for the response!
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[User Picture]From: xx_starchild_xx
2009-12-12 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
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[User Picture]From: lynerwi
2009-12-30 09:56 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :-)
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