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Kitchen Mats in the Sewing Room

Photo: Sloan Howard

I use pliable kitchen cutting mats when preparing food. They come in different colors for different uses; I use red for meats, green for veggies, etc., to avoid cross contamination. But I also find them extremely helpful when sewing. They work great when using a rotary cutter, especially if you don't have the space (or the need for) a larger cutting area. The large mat is 15 inches long by 11 inches wide and is perfect to take to my sewing classes. You can even cut them with a mat knife if you need a smaller size. Since they come in packs of four, I keep a different one with each of my projects.
-Sheila Clark, Orinda, California

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