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Old January 12th 05, 02:01 AM
Dannielle
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Default Cutting the cutting mat

Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my large
mat, and would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones. But
what do I use to cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!


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Old January 12th 05, 02:16 AM
Valkyrie
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I cut a mat up and used a carpet knife. Sort of like a heavy duty box
cutter. I used a metal straight edge and scored the line I was cutting
several times until it finally cut all the way through. I laid it down on a
piece of plywood so I wouldn't cut anything good, like the dining room
table, under it and cutting through to the wood won't ruin the blade of your
cutter.

Val

"Dannielle" wrote in message
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Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my
large
mat, and would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones.
But
what do I use to cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!


--
Dannielle






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Old January 12th 05, 02:40 AM
Polly Esther
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A carpet knife? Hmmmmm. I have lots of heavy boxes to cut into pieces. A
carpet knife. Yesss. Sounds like a great sewing room tool to me. Thanks, Val

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I cut a mat up and used a carpet knife. Sort of like a heavy duty box
cutter. I used a metal straight edge and scored the line I was cutting
several times until it finally cut all the way through. I laid it down on

a
piece of plywood so I wouldn't cut anything good, like the dining room
table, under it and cutting through to the wood won't ruin the blade of

your
cutter.

Val

"Dannielle" wrote in message
...
Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my
large
mat, and would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones.
But
what do I use to cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors

or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!


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Dannielle






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Old January 12th 05, 12:09 PM
nbhilyard
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A vinyl flooring cutter might work as well, since the mat is a kind of
plastic, too.

Nann


"Valkyrie" wrote in message
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I cut a mat up and used a carpet knife. Sort of like a heavy duty box
cutter. I used a metal straight edge and scored the line I was cutting
several times until it finally cut all the way through. I laid it down on

a
piece of plywood so I wouldn't cut anything good, like the dining room
table, under it and cutting through to the wood won't ruin the blade of

your
cutter.

Val

"Dannielle" wrote in message
...
Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my
large
mat, and would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones.
But
what do I use to cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors

or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!


--
Dannielle






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Old January 12th 05, 08:03 PM
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I just used regular scissors to cut mine, with no problems.
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"Dannielle" wrote in message
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Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my large
mat, and would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones. But
what do I use to cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!


--
Dannielle




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Old January 12th 05, 08:04 PM
..Mickie Swall..
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You can cut up your old cutting mats with scissors, though
I would suggest using a pair of scissors other than your good
fabric shears g
Mickie

"Dannielle" wrote in message
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Ok, so what do you use to cut up a cutting mat? I managed to ruin my large mat, and
would like to cut the good part of it down into smaller ones. But what do I use to
cut the mat? I don't want to ruin a pair of scissors or
anything before I get expert advice from all of you first!
--
Dannielle



 




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