It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.
Featured Tool: Cute Cuts Self Healing Cutting Mat by Riley Blake Designs, Item #82388
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Teri
What is this typically used for?
You cut fabric on it.
What was your first impression of the Cute Cuts Self Healing Cutting Mat?
I loved that it was double-sided and each side was a different cute color.
How did you use it?
I have a large cutting table that came with a mat. I don’t want to get permanent cut marks in that mat by cutting in the same area too often so I bought the largest size 24″ x 36″ to use on top of cutting table mat.
How did using it go?
I LOVE IT! The mat is everything I hoped it would be! It’s super cute but more importantly it’s really well made. I love the triple layer – it’s really luxurious! It feels like I’m cutting on a cloud – although that would be dangerous, but you know what I mean!
How long did it take you to learn how to use it?
I set it down and started cutting – easy peasy.
What did you like best? The least?
I really like the feel of the mat. It’s smooth and supple. I could live without the dots in the center of all the squares but it didn’t stop me from buying it.
Why do you NEED it?
A good mat is key – let’s face it as quilter’s we do a lot of cutting and it’s nice to have good quality basic tools that are pretty too!
Could you see another potential use for the tool?
Not really – although I do use a cutting mat under my sewing machine to keep it from vibrating when I sew on a desk or table so I could see the smaller size being good for that.
Who would appreciate the Cute Cuts Self Healing Cutting Mat most?
These are perfect for:
- Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
- Anyone acquiring the “basics”
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