The best cutting mat in 2024 for trimming photos, scrapbooking and more

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Photo of hand using Anezus Self Healing Sewing Mat

(Image credit: Anezus)

Our top picks
1. Best overall: US Art Supply
2. Best value: Arteza Self Healing
3. Cheapest: Anezus Self-Healing
4. Best square: Olfa Rotating Mat
5. Best foldable: Olfa Folding
6. Best quilters: Fiskars Self Healing
7. Dependable: Dahle Vantage
8. Versatile & durable: ArtAt
How to choose a cutting mat
How we test cutting mats

The best cutting mats make it easier to make precise cuts in all kinds of materials. That makes them a must-buy for a wide range of people. Photographers use them to trim prints and card frame mounts; artists and designers to create scrapbooks, collages and mood boards; arts and crafters for sewing, quilting and other projects. 

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A1594 x 841 mm23.4 x 33.1 in
A2420 x 594 mm16.5 x 23.4 in
A3297 x 420 mm11.7 x 16.5 in
A4210 x 297 mm8.3 x 11.7 in
A5148 x 210 mm5.8 x 8.3 in
Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.