DIY Lazy Susan Cutting Mat


Rotating cutting mats are extremely useful and quite pricey. If you don’t want to buy one, you can make your own!


I do have one of the circular rotating cutting mats, Matilda’s Own (no affiliation), and it is very handy. Some time ago, I saw where a lady had taken an inexpensive lazy Susan and had put a cutting mat on top. I think she glued it somehow with a nice smooth glue, nothing like hot glue which would make it bubbly. It made an inexpensive rotating cutting mat, which I thought was really clever.


A quick Pinterest search found these tips and a photo, uploaded by Janet Arnett, for how to make a homemade revolving cutting mat.

Janet had a wooden lazy Susan and traced a circle on an old self-healing cutting mat using the lazy Susan base as a guide.

She sanded the edges of the mat circle until they were smooth and then sanded the top of the lazy Susan to roughen it up a little bit. Next came a coat of Elmer's Probond Advanced, applied with a foam paint brush, and the circular mat was positioned on top of the wooden lazy Susan.

Probond Advanced is a multi-surface adhesive found online and at home improvement stores, Janet noted that you must move fast when using it as the adhesive sets fairly quickly. Make sure you put weight on top of the mat for 24 hours so that the glue sets and it is nice and flat.

Rotating mats are great for trimming up quilt blocks. As another option, you could use a square lazy Susan with a square cutting mat.

Remember my blog on cleaning your cutting mats? Often, the mats have an area of heavy use that just cannot be saved. If that is the case, use the good area and make your own rotating cutting mat!

Have a blessed day with perfect stitches...and GlitterFlex!


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  • Bonnie Welsh - March 26, 2020

    Judy—Clever! =)

  • Judy - March 24, 2020

    I have a large wooden lazy Susan which I just lay one of my smaller cuttings mats on top. Has worked fine for me so far.

  • Bonnie Welsh - March 12, 2020

    Judy—Well I can’t take credit for the idea as I saw it first on Pinterest. However, I thought the same thing, “Why didn’t I think of that?,” and just had to share. =)

  • Judy Warren - March 09, 2020

    I love it! I bought one, but it fell apart (humidity?) and I just didn’t want to have to "pay the price to get another one. I love your solution (and I think, "Why didn’t I think of that?) Thank-you!

  • Bonnie Welsh - March 03, 2020

    Laura—I bought mine at my dealer’s. However, I’ve seen them at many quilt stores and on-line.

  • laura m harr - March 02, 2020

    Where can you buy rotating cut mats at. Laura

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