Cricut makes 3 different mats to use with their explore air machines.
What can i use instead of a cutting mat for cricut.
You can even reuse it if you wash it out soon enough.
There are two ways to change the mat size in design space.
A cricut cutting mat you can a pink fabricgrip mat my personal preference but you can also use a green standardgrip mat what matters most is that your mat is clean enough for your fabric to stick to it when cutting i recommend the 12 x 24 size mat for cutting fabric.
I use a foam brush.
It can be used to cut silk cotton canvas burlap and a wide variety of other fabrics.
Simply don t apply it to the edges.
Changing the image size.
Also i use alenne s tack it over and over watered down about 50 and brush that on my mats to resurface them after cleaning them.
Changing the material size.
We of course have a few tips and tricks that we use with cricut mats.
Cricut joy cuts smart materials without a machine mat but it can also cut a variety of other materials using a machine cutting mat.
Nicapa mats are usually priced around the same as the official mats and are of similar quality.
This can help you remove all of those tiny bits and use the mat a bit longer in between washing.
The purple mat or the stronggrip cutting mat is the mat that i use for all of those projects with heavy weight materials including those that are only for the cricut maker.
Cricut cutting mats come in two sizes.
The nicapa easy press mats are very similar to cricut s original though we can probably assume they are not quite as good or engineered to the same level.
Cricut mat sizes.
Cricut mats are sticky and the level of stickiness dictates how secure the grip is.
Each of these mats is used to cut many different types of materials from lightweight materials like printer paper and washi tape sheets to heavyweight materials like.
When you select your material in cricut design space the software will prompt you with the blade you need to use to cut it.
Works like a charm is cheaper and neater than sprays imo.
For any crafter who wants to do more than card stock.
You might be surprised at how well the material will stick once you use the roller.
Card mat is uniquely designed with a divider to protect the back of folded cricut insert cards while cutting a design on the.
The stronger the grip the heavier the material like chipboard or thick card stock you can cut and the lighter the grip the thin or lightweight materials like regular paper and vinyl you can cut.
On the pink mat try using a brayer to push the fabric onto the mat.
The stronggrip cutting mat is the strongest adhesive mat that cricut offers.
12 x 12 inches or 12 x 24 inches.
Changing the image size.
With cricut joy you can use a lightgrip mat standardgrip mat and card mat.
No need to tape a mat.