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If you’re a Cricut Machine owner you know how important Cricut Mats are for your crafts and projects. Cricut mats come in various sizes and types and It’s really important to use the appropriate mats based on the materials required for your project. Cricut Cutting Mats have been customized to match commonly used crafting materials. Having the right stick for your cutting mat is SO important for the success of your Cricut project, a cutting mat that isn’t sticky will cause your material to slide, causing mis-cuts that might ruin it. Each mat has just the right level of grip to hold your material firmly in place during cutting and allows easy removal of the material. This post is perfect to help you decide the perfect Cricut Cutting Mats to use for all of your different DIY projects.

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Types of Cutting Mats:

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The LightGrip Mat is a multi-purpose mat that is perfect for a wide range of lightweight materials.

Recommended materials: 

  • Printer paper
  • Thin cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Construction paper
  • Vinyl

The StandardGrip mat is a multi-purpose mat that is perfect for a wide range of medium-weight materials.

Recommended materials: 

  • Cardstock
  • Pattern paper
  • Embossed cardstock
  • Iron-on
  • Vinyl

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The StrongGrip mat offers a strong hold surface perfect for heavyweight materials.

Recommended materials: 

  • Thick cardstock
  • Glitter cardstock
  • Magnet material
  • Chipboard
  • Poster board
  • Fabric with stiffener
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The Fabric Grip mat is a bit thicker and stronger than the other mats but it’s not sticky. It’s intended to just keep the fabric in place.

Recommended materials: 

  • Fabric
  • Bonded Fabric
  • Crepe Paper

Now that you know the type of mats that you could use for your projects, how do you clean them?

This tutorial would definitely help you out!

Hope you learned something new today. What is your favorite cutting mat to use? Don’t forget to leave us a comment below!

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  1. Hi,
    Good basic info on the Cricut Cutting mats. But one thing I feel should be suggested is Conditioning all new Green, Blue and Purple mats. The initial stickyness is often too sticky. I prefer to go over new mats with a clean t-shirt, patting it all over to remove a bit of the stickyness. It really helps with cardstock and papers from sticking too much to the mat, making them easier to remove from new mats.

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