This mat is a must for use with the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer Tool. It is just the right length to work with 12x12 paper, so one side can be completely pierced without having to slide the paper up or down. The thick mat allows the tool to pierce the paper clean through, so the needle doesn't have to make the hole itself. I'll be getting a lot of use out of my tool and mat!
This is a must have if you own the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer Tool, love the gridding it helps me keep a straight line. Size is not to big and not to small but just perfect. For the low price I wouldn't even waste the time to find a different cheaper substitute, great value, great price, great quality, just a down right great product!
Used in this scraproom: W R Memory Keepers Sew Easy
If you got the sew easy tool you must get this piercing mat cos when you use other thing to replace it, or you make a mess with your tool's "teeth" or you dont get a nice result on your page (i did both =/ ). With this piercing mat it just gets perfect!
The Sew Easy Piercing Mat it's a must for the Sew Easy - Stitch Piercer Tool... the mat is needed for stitching tool to work correctly. If you have the Stitching tool and not this mat; the stitching tool does not pierce the paper correctly.
If you're going to purchase the sew easy piercer, I think this perticular mat is a must. It's different than a self healing mat or quilt mat. This mat has more of a foam texture that makes a big difference when using the tool & attachment.
Because it is thicker than a cutting board the piercer tool sinks into the paper. Be sure to use even pressure so the piercer makes the holes all the way through the paper, especially if you are using two pieces of paper.
Used in this layout: Two Lives Stitched Together
This makes all the difference when using the piercer. The holes are crisp and the paper is easier to sew than if using something else like I did. (a mouse pad) I am glad I bought this!
I bought this mat to go with all the Sew Easy stuff I had bought. When it arrived, it was warped and wouldn't lay flat. It is because of this reason and the fact that the felt covering that has the grid design on it is peeling off that I'm giving this product only 2 stars. They need to come up with a better adhesive for holding the felt/grid part onto the foam that also won't gum up your piercing tools. I like the Bazzill In Stitches piercing mat much more because the grid is printed directly onto the foam. Not sure if they even still make the Bazzill one though since I've had mine for a long time. The only reason that I clicked on yes for recommend to a friend is because you need the mat to use with the piercing tool. I just think the mat could be made better though.
When I ordered my sew easy, it came as a set. The set included the mat. I can't imagine using the piercer without it. If you are thinking of getting the piercer, you should definitely buy the mat, too. I can't wait to get my hands on the plastic box that just came out that holds everything all together.
Mat works just as advertised. I tried using the piercing tool with a couple of other mats I had and it just didn't work. You need this mat for the piercing tool to work correctly.