Cutting mats are used in many craft applications including quilting, card making and other crafts where precision cutting is essential. In addition, they are invaluable for safeguarding your table or work surface when you are busy with your craft knife, scissors or other cutting implements. At Spotlight, choose from a wide range of cutting mats in various sizes and materials. Most cutting mats have grids to help you determine precise distances, while others have helpful lines at angles for cutting intricate shapes. Trim and score boards are also included in the range.
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Can I purchase Cutting Mats from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Get crafty with our fabulous range of cutting mats. Whether you are slicing, dicing, chopping, or stitching, Cutting Mats are a great way to protect your surfaces. Plus with a range of different guidelines available, they also help to ensure that cuts are neat and precise. With so many top-quality cutting mats to choose from, plus our guaranteed low prices across the whole range, shop our entire craft supplies range online or at your local Spotlight store today.
What is included in this range?
There are so many different crafts in which a cutting mat is essential, and they are simply invaluable for protecting your furniture when you are cutting with knives, blades and some craft scissors. At Spotlight, we have a wide selection of different cutting boards available in various sizes and materials. This collection also includes boards that have been designed for rotary cutting, as well as punchboards which will provide everything that you need to create lots of different shapes and sizes. A Silicone Mat is ideal for hot glueing and finishing, and these heat resistant mats are perfect for covering larger surfaces.
Which of these Cutting Mats would be right for me?
Well, that is a matter of personal preference really, and the Cutting mat that you choose should fit your needs. It is critical that you get the right size of cutting mat, for example, if you are quilting, you will require a larger one than if you are using your mat predominantly for paper crafts. We recommend that you choose the largest mat to fit your work and storage area. Check to see if the mat is suitable for the cutting that you will be doing. If you plan on using both, you will need a professional grade cutting mat. If you do a lot of different crafts, it is advised that you choose a cutting mat that is self-healing. In which, the mats are made from a material that closes up after it has been cut with a sharp blade. Whether you are doing textiles, paper crafts or any other arts and crafts, a cutting mat is essential, and there are so many to choose from in this fabulous selection.
Do you have any tips for extending the life of my new Cutting Mat?
Groves left behind on your cutting board may affect your future cutting accuracy, and it is essential to be careful when you are using your new mat. Change your blades regularly, as dull blades will result in you 'sawing' back and forth to get the cut, which can have a negative impact on the mat as well as resulting in a messy finish. Blade sharpness is key to ensuring that your cutting mat stays usable for longer. Move or rotate your cutting mat frequently so that you do not always work in the same spot. Some of our mats have double sides, which means that you could flip it over as well-providing twice the cutting surface.
Experts recommend keeping your cutting mat clean by soaking it in warm water with a small amount of dish soap, and wiping it with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush. It is particularly important that you ensure that any dirt or remnants that have gotten into the grooves are removed as soon as possible. Always ensure that you have rinsed your cutting mat properly, and do not expose it to heat or excessive changes in temperature. It is recommended that you store your new cutting mat flat, as storing the mat vertically could result in the board warping.