OLFA 9880 RM-CG 12-Inch x 18-Inch Self-Healing Double-Sided Rotary Mat Reviews

OLFA 9880 RM-CG 12-Inch x 18-Inch Self-Healing Double-Sided Rotary Mat

  • Self-healing reseals surface cuts
  • Perfect for classes and beginning crafters
  • Use only rotary cutters and blades
  • Yellow grid lines on one side for detailed cutting
  • Extend the life of rotary blades

These resistant mats have grid markings and bias lines that extend to mat edge.

List Price: $ 17.99

Price: $ 13.22

3 Comments/Reviews

  • Alex S "Find a Cure" says:
    62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My Quilting Buddy – My Strips are Straight & My Squares Square, November 24, 2009
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    I purchased the Olfa Cutting Mat through my local quilting shop – at the recommendation of the owner, who has pieced countless quilts and advised even more quilters. In her opinion, this was the best mat for the price. And, since we are friends and fellow-business owners, she is someone I trust.

    The size works well for me (24″ x 36″), and I have cut strips / squares for two quilts now using my mat. In spite of the fact that many of the cuts are in the same location, there is no indication of even a scratch on my mat. The size is also great since I have been able to use it in several different locations to cut my fabric – including a store counter.

    While I know many mats will do the same thing, I have only used this one. And, having both the grids and the inches marked on the one side has made it possible for me to accurately measure my fabric. The other side is unmarked for general cutting.

    Because of how it has worked for me, I give it five stars.

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  • Vintage PowerReader "A Vintage Reviewer" says:
    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    speeds up quilting, August 23, 2010
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    bought one from the local store, thisis a much better price. I now love cutting fabric, its fast and easy with the measured clear ruler and the fiskars cutter, quilting is fun again.
    ***a year later , cannot think about cutting without this mat, just buy it and a roller cutter.

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  • LBBP says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A few complaints, January 13, 2014
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    LBBP

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    Any “self-healing” cutting mat gets 2 stars, and this gets an extra star for being reversible, but that’s as far as it goes.

    This mat is very thin. This is my third mat (last one purchased 12 years ago) and it is only half the thickness of my previous mats, which causes a real problem for me. Because the mat is so thin, the lip of my quilting ruler doesn’t catch well and keeps slipping…do I need to point out how frustrating and how many yards of fabric ruined because of this? Because the mat is so thin and flexible it requires a really hard, smooth surface underneath or the mat curves and bows under pressure. This is an issue for me because I am short and like to do my cutting on the floor, and it is impossible to use this on a plush carpet or uneven floor or even an uneven table and get cuts straight and perfect (no problems with the other mats), and I had to cut a piece of plywood to put under it (which is a pain and extra expense). Because this mat is so thin, it really needs to be stored flat or it will develop a curl. When I noticed how quickly it curled resting on the floor against a cabinet, I drilled a couple of holes in it so it could hang on the wall as I just don’t have another flat space to store it.

    While all “self-healing” mats will eventually score, this has scored quickly. Using brand new blades, after several dozen strips being cut, I have permanent scores where I was cutting. Not only can I see them, I can feel them when cutting.

    My final complaint is it stinks — a skunky sort of smell. I can smell it when I walk into my sewing room, and I have to take frequent breaks from cutting as the smell gets to me.

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