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Which mats can I use with my Cricut machine?

Cricut mats are available in various sizes and types. It is recommended to use the appropriate mats based on the materials required for your project (Which materials can I cut with my Cricut Explore and Maker machine?). You can purchase Cricut mats from this link.

 

Types of Cricut Mats:

  • StandardGrip

    • Ideal for use with cardstock, patterned paper, embossed cardstock, iron-on, vinyl, and more.

Standard

  • StrongGrip

    • Perfect for securing heavyweight materials such as specialty cardstock, glitter cardstock, chipboard, and fabric with stiffener.

Strong

  • LightGrip

    • Ideal for use with common office paper, light cardstock, vellum, and, and more. 

Light

  • FabricGrip

    • Combines increased strength, density, and quality plus a light adhesive to create beautiful cuts with a wide variety of fabrics. Use with Cricut machines and Rotary Blade or Bonded-Fabric Blade. Click here for some tips and tricks for using the FabricGrip mat with the Cricut Maker. 

FabricGrip Mat

  • Imagine Mats

Imagine

  • Cake Mats

Cake

 

Mat Size vs. Mat Type:

Mat Size StandardGrip LightGrip StrongGrip FabricGrip Imagine Mats Cake Mats
6x12
8.5x12
12x12
12x24

 

Machine vs. Mat Size:

Machine 6x12 8.5x12 12x12 12x24
Cake
Cake Mini
Create
Explore
Explore Air
Explore Air 2
Explore One
Expression
Expression 2
Imagine
Maker
Mini
Personal

 

The Imagine mats can be used with all the machines that can take a 12x12 mat. However, the Cricut Imagine machine itself can use only Imagine mats.

 

Though the Cake mats will fit into other machines (but are NOT adhesive), only the Cake and Cake Mini are certified for cutting food materials. None of the other machines are food-safe. Using the Cake and Cake Mini machines for cutting other consumables will make them unsafe for cutting food materials again.