I have had this wonderful tool in my sewing room for several years … and love it.
I do not like cutting, or ironing, at regular table height, and had never found a board for either job I thought I would use at workshops or retreats.
I bought a large size mat for my permanent cutting table but it was too big. First problem was cutting a self-healing cutting mat! I used a ruler but replaced the rotary cutter with a craft knife and some elbow grease.
Now I needed something to lift it up to my preferred cutting height.
This is when I called on the man of the house.
Two pieces of MDF a little larger than the leftover piece of mat … I could have used any mat … and six legs just long enough to raise the height.
I glued the mat to one side of the portable table, and it works beautifully.
The other side I covered with a layer of kitchen foil, a piece of old blanket, and covered it with fabric from my stash, using staples to hold everything together.
At the last minute I got one of the legs separating the two boards with a piece of broom handle so it can be easily carried to and from the car.
Between excursions it sits in my sewing room with the ironing side up … who needs a full size ironing board when you are quilting?
The cutting mat gets used away from home … and when I want to work at the kitchen table.
By chance, there is enough room between top and bottom to put the iron under there when I am cutting, and the rotary cutter fits quite easily along with a ruler or two when I am ironing!