We’ve needed a cutting mat for some time now. We have a glass mat but it’s really small, and when you’re making purses you need to have something that will measure the whole bag and not just a little corner of it.
We looked at Amazon’s collection of mats and eventually decided on an 18″ x 24″ rather than a 24×36, because seriously, who’s going to need something that huge? We wanted something in a snazzy color like yellow or blue, but sadly mat makers who sell through Amazon haven’t yet caught on to the fact that young girls are buying mats too, not just middle-aged quilters. If we ever turn Duct Tape Girls into an international, ragingly successful business, we’ll have it all, LOL!
Part of our deciding factor was free shipping, and Amazon will ship anything for free if they sell it and if the order is over $25. Another really important thing we look at is the reviews, and users had lots of good things to say about the quality of the one we chose. We ended up with this one. We also ordered tools to make cutting the tape even easier. We’re all about how a craft tool feels in our hands, so we wanted ones that we could grip easily and that fitted the shape of our hands. Here’s the craft knife and rotary cutter we ended up with.
We’ll let you know how much we like the mat once we’ve used it for a while, although we’re still sad about its lack of color.