I have a cutting mat that is worn out. Apparently I am most comfortable cutting on the three inch line. It is cut all the way through. There is no fixing it.
Cutting mats are so expensive this day. I didn't want to just throw it away. I tend to cut a lot towards the middle of the mat, so the corners were still in good condition.
I decided to cut it down with utility scissors to be a travel mat. A lot of my things are 12 inches, so I cut it to 13 inches square.
To avoid the sharp corners I gave them a quick clip.
That size ended up being the perfect size for my travel bag. It slides in perfectly.
Now I can take it on all the road trips and vacations we have planned this year.
The rest of the mat went to my husbands workshop at a protector for his work table.
I love being able to give a new life to this worn out tool.
Have fun quilting!