12" x 18" Cut 'n Press - Cut on one side, press on the other. The solid hardboard backing is covered with a cushioned padded surface. The 100% preshrunk cotton surface features a handy 1" grid. Cutting surface is weather safe, will not warp, crack or peel. Hard surface for superior mat durability and extended blade life. Ruler markings outside cutting or pressing grid. Diagonal lines for quick and easy mitering.
The concept of the product is great. But the mat warped in less in a year.I thought I did something wrong so I bought another one.This time the lines on the cutting side started came off after I used it a couple of times. It also warped in a few months.I e-mailed June Tailor & they replaced the mat. Now a year later this mat is warped.
I have had this mat for way over 10 years. I love the concept. I keep a sewing machine, iron and this board at work so I can sew on my lunch hour. However, the reason I haven't given it a higher rating is because I have found that the cutting side dulls my rotary blade way too fast. It has also warped, but that could be due to probably close to 15 years of use and the pressing side is disgusting looking, again probably due to all the use it gets. I can't complain too much, I definitely got my money's worth. I am planning to buy another one. My only comment to the company is to do something about the mat. It is too hard & unforgiving. for the record, I have been quilting since 1975 before rotary cutters & mats & sewing for 52 yrs.
I love the convenience of a small pressing surface to do piecing work. I use a piece of muslin as a pressing cloth to protect the surface of the mat because it does get dirty in short order, especially if using fusible products. The cutting side of the board is not terrific but will do in a pinch. It is too hard and makes cutting accurately a bit tricky. I suspect that it contributes to dulling rotary blades so I don't use it much except to check how square my piecing is coming along. For that reason I think it is convenient rather than going to my cutting table to check on my large cutting mat. I use another small mat. I have the large one and plan on buying a smaller one to put next to another machine and for taking with m
I love the idea of the mat, and have owned three. Unfortunately, I have to buy a new one a couple times a year. I've never had the mat separate from the board, nor have I had much of a problem with warping. But the ironing side becomes filthy quickly, and I haven't found anything that cleans it well. I've ruined too many fabrics because it just seems to attract dirt. I'm certainly open to suggestions!
I brought my board home, took it out of the packaging, and within an hour the cutting mat had completely seperated from the press board. The glue they used to put it together was still really sticky but the pieces came apart anyway.
I've had this about a year. It's handy to use when I don't want to get out my 36" cutting mat. I also take it along in our camper to work on sewing when were're away from home. It hasn't warped, but I agree with the folks who say they like the cutting surface of other cutting mats better.
I love my cut n press. I did have a problem with it moving while pressing so I just put a piece of rubberized shelf liner down. My question is what do I use to wash the ironing side?
I have used mine to the point of wearing through the cutting side! It is so nice and firm I have taken it everywhere. No problems with warping.