As I've only undertaken patchwork recently, I didn't feel that I could justify the individual prices charged for cutters, mats and grids in local shops as well as purchasing the fabrics required. This kit seemed such good value on Amazon and I'm really pleased with my purchase. Can't recommend it enough. The cutter (45 cms) and self-healing mat (18ins x 24 ins) are excellent BUT please be aware that the ruler is only slightly over six inch square. I've purchased another longer one but having said that the six inch square is ideal for cutting patches.
The price provided excellent value and the delivery was super-quick. All I need now is some beginners luck to create lovely hand-crafted items.