Typically cutting mats only have markings on one side but are double-sided.
So, when the front of a cutting mat is worn-out flip the cutting mat over and use the backside.
Granted it’s nicer to have the markings found on the front of the cutting mat, but when in a ‘quilting’ pinch, the absence of markings won’t be noticed.
Check out last week’s tip: How to effectively organize your fabric scraps
This tip is so clever and money saving!! I never, ever, gave thought to using back of old mats. Smart….mats can be costly. Thanks so much.