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Professional cutting mat | Pam Kay – Fiber Artist

Professional cutting mat

  I decided to treat myself to a new cutting mat. I stumbled upon a website: http://www.cutting-mats.net/ I checked out all the various cutting mats and discovered that what I had been using was considered a “hobby” mat. custodia iphone 6 plus originale apple Well, I’m here to tell you that what I do is no hobby. It’s a full time profession, so I thought I’d step up and get what the big guns use. It’s an Alvin. custodia iphone 6 marca Check this out. It’s gray/light black with grids every 1/2″ and has the 45 degree and 60 degree angles too (not shown here) See how nicely it fits my center island? It is completely edge to edge, it measures 30″ x 60″ and to cut on it is a dream. It’s self healing, it has 3 layers, it is easy on the rotary cutting blades, it’s reversible, it’s amazing! I believe in getting the best equipment you can afford, and this is really top of the line. Actually, I never knew of this brand. I’d only been exposed to Olfa, Fiskers, and the translucent one from JoAnn Fabrics. I’m glad I made this discovery. custodia disney iphone 7 I took a class at Road to California a couple of weeks ago. Kim Diehl taught this amazing class on machine applique. I did this little center block in a day! I’m hooked! She’s a great teacher and shares a fantastic technique. custodia iphone 8 plus libro I can’t wait to get started on a big quilt with lots of applique.

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8 Responses to Professional cutting mat

  1. Gayle says:

    I’m a huge fan of Kim Diehl – got to visit her home in Idaho several years ago – and I’ve been using her applique method for ages! I have a cutting table made from a door so it’s big like yours – have only used the largest Olfa mat, but this new one you found looks great – although I prefer one with no markings at all since I use the ruler to measure – I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing the information.

    • Pam says:

      Lucky you to visit Kim’s home! I’m a machine applique convert, thanks to her. You’ll love the new cutting mat. I like Olfa, but this has a bit softer surface and 3 layers. Good luck!

  2. Dee says:

    Can’t wait to try out your mat…just love the wall hanging too. I just checked out Kim Diehl at http://www.FonsandPorter.com/quiltstarKD

    PS-Your card touched my heart.

  3. Lori M says:

    I want to see that new mat in person….

  4. amber says:

    i have a little bit of mat envy. whoa.

    • pkay says:

      I know, huh? I hosted an international teacher here this past weekend, and she has the envy too. She’s going to fix that by going right home and ordering one for herself. It’s like buttah

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