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A cutting board?


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 16:10:02 PM »
I`ve got one of those fold-out ones and it is absolutely fine.  I did put some wide sellotape over the edges to protect them a bit though.  I cut out on our dining room table so it is useful to have something that can fold away when it`s not in use


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 18:13:08 PM »
I've also got the fold out cardboard one, had it about 30 years. It's so useful. I highly recommend it.


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 18:59:19 PM »
Thank you @Addiscomber . That is very similar to the table protector I have. I haven't had chance to try it yet. I have been waiting for the paint to harden off before I do, but I now have visitors coming this weekend so I will need the dining table. Won't be able to start sewing until later in the week unfortunately! I have clips to hold it onto the table. Reassuring to hear that it works for you.

Holly Berry

Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2018, 14:30:18 PM »
I’ve had a couple of the fold up ones over the years and they’ve been fantastic. I bought a couple of small ‘g” clamps and position them diagonally opposite and this holds in place. I’m definitely a scissor person for cutting out clothes and rotary cutter for patchwork.
Procrastination get behind me


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 18:56:46 PM »
I have on of these on one of my tables
It's not easy being this perfekt



Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2018, 21:43:57 PM »
Yet another good idea @sewmuchmore - how resourceful everyone is! I have to wait until I get to the other side of more waves of visitors before I can start sewing again and judge whether or not what I have is adequate.


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2018, 17:54:22 PM »
Having been in one of my cupboards this afternoon I came across what I use on my cutting out table to stop the fold up cardboard cutting out board from moving.  It is called a Non-Slip Mat – Multi Purpose PVC foam mat, size 30cm x 150cm and came from Coopers of Stortford.

I bought a few mats and cut them up into strips and lay these out on a Horn cutting out table, then put the  cutting out board on top and it certainly stops this from sliding all over the place.

I bought my newish cutting out boards from Sew Direct in Havant, these were featured in the haberdashery items in the Sew Today magazine, a year or so back now.  I bought two boards and whilst they were decently packed in individual cardboard boxes and the two taped together and marked fragile, one board was  badly dented in transit, and Sew Direct immediately replaced this with another one which arrived okay.  I also sew on a Horn cabinet, and often put the machine down into the storage position and use one of these boards on my table top when I am sewing.  I find these boards very useful as I am doing a lot of pattern drafting, tracing my patterns etc.


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2018, 20:51:05 PM »
I finally had the dining room back to myself today. I used the table protector pads on the table, but there was a rucked up bit where they meet in the middle - from being stored for a long time. I remembered that I had a cotton-backed PVC tablecloth tucked away though and put this on top and it worked well.

I think though, having read all your posts, that I'll drop the word around that I'd like a cutting board - C*******s is coming!


Re: A cutting board?
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2018, 10:27:55 AM »
I've got a cardboard one, too - like this that I have had for well over 30 years and is great.

For a more storable option for the green cutting boards (A0 is pretty big as a single unit), I have 4 in the A1 size and a couple of smaller A3s that I put together in whatever arrangement I need. The rotary cutter sometimes skips a bit on the joins, but nothing that can't be fixed with a little snip of the scissors.
Trying to remember sewing is for fun! Used to be  CarolC.