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CurlyFrye
« on: January 28, 2004 12:03:01 AM »

Hi everyone!

I've been really getting into sewing lately, but I'm super slow so I wanted to get a cutting mat and rotary.  The problem is the big mats (and who wouldn't want a big one?) are very expensive.  

Anybody have any ideas for a low cost solution?  I was thinking maybe if I glued a couple of layers of cardboard together and coated the top in polyurethane or something...  I just need something that will last.  

Has anyone ever attempted this before?

Thanks so much!
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FraGoUlI
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2004 01:15:20 AM »

Well ur semi there lol... in my class the teacher asked us to go buy some and if we couldnt afford one we could get two pieces of cardboard and  put duct tape over it overlapping each other... I never tried it but i saw some students who did it and it worked fine Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2004 07:46:12 AM »

I don't know if this helps or hinders, curlyfrye, but there's an interesting link here for making an actual cutting table

http://megan.scatterbrain.org/notmartha/tomake/cuttingtable.html

I, like you, wanted to use one for sewing w/ a rotary cutter- I recieved a rather large on for xmas but I could use an even more massive one & am thinking of getting two large size mdf/press board- adding hinges to the back and something cuttable on the top- and trying to recreate the grids, as for sewing I really want those guidlines- i'm curious to see what you'll come up with .
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