I made something I’ve wanted for quite some time. Given the amount of sewing I’ve been doing this summer and the amount of Amazon reward points I’ve saved up, I finally sprung for a cutting mat. A BIG cutting mat:
My craft table is from Ikea and thus runs by metric instead of Imperial. While it’s a tidy 80 cm x 120 cm, that means my 3 feet x 4 feet mat is a bit too big.
I fixed that by making a folding ironing board that fits under the mat.
With some handy clamps to hold it all in place as I work, it turns out to be a good system that lets me finally cut out patterns without sliding the mat/fabric all around AND that lets me iron fabric faster than a foot at a time.