Tag: Cutting Mat

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All of us rely on the best tools we can afford in order to achieve the best possible results in our patchwork and quilting. Cutting mats are no exception as they prevent our work surfaces getting damaged and ensure our cutting tools don’t get blunt. Recently I volunteered to review a cutting mat and was…

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Sew Easy has added four new cutting mats to their ever popular range. Featuring a soft yet stable surface and clear metric and imperial measurements and grid markings, these mats are extremely durable and self-healing. Available in a lovely dove grey, they also have a hole in one corner so you can hang up your…

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Hands up, for those that hate Christmas, it is okay to say ME. I do, I hate it with a passion. What do I hate about it? • The sense of profound loneliness despite being in a room full of people • Loneliness • The extreme demand placed upon you by others to be happy…

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Thanks to  https://ukqu.co.uk/ and and EQS for the opportunity to review this Sew Easy product called Foldable Cutting Mat. It measures just 12” x 18” when folded, which will make transporting to classes etc much easier. Opened out it measures 24” x 18”, but advises not to cut across the fold! I dutifully renewed the…

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For those of you completely new to patchwork and quilting perhaps you might be interested in how to get started with the very basics. I am rather new myself so it’s all fresh to me and I’ve learned what it’s possible to do with simple tools. At the beginning you just don’t know if you…

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Using a rotary cutter is a great way of accurately cutting fabric pieces of the shape and size required. It doesn’t take long to learn how to use it – a few tips and a little practice will soon have you cutting with confidence. I’ll start with how to use it for cutting the most…