This easy to follow tutorial + video will show you how to move designs on a mat in Cricut Design space to use scraps and also how to combine mats on Cricut Design Space in order to minimize material waste.

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Cricut Design Space will automatically place your design on the appropriate mat where it seems fit. In most cases, this is perfect and we can move forward with our project. However, in other cases, the automatic placement is not conducive to minimizing material waste or being able to use the most of your material area.

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Today we will talk about how to move your designs on the cut mat as well as how to combine mats in Cricut design space! Let’s get started!

How to Move Designs on Your Cricut Cut Mat

This process is ideal when you want to utilize a scrap piece of vinyl or iron on! Here you can move your designs so that they fit within the specified area or size of your scrap on your mat! Here is how to do that!

  1. Choose your Design, Click Make It!
    Screenshot of Cricut Design Space Highlighting where to Click Make It
  2. Select your design, drag and drop to move
    Select the design you want to move. Once selected simply drag and drop the design wherever on the mat you would like the Cricut to cut.
    Showing how to drag and drop designs to move them on a Cricut Cut Mat
  3. Proceed to normal cutting.
    Click continue and follow the on-screen prompts to connect a machine, select materials and cut your design.

You may find detailed tutorial on cutting with the Cricut here.

NOTE: Be sure not to overlap your designs, as the Cricut WILL cut overlapped once you move items on the mat screen

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HOW TO COMBINE MATS IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

Time needed: 5 minutes.

This process is best when you want to fit as much on a mat as possible in order to minimize the waste of the material you are cutting!

  1. Choose Design & Click Make It

    Screenshot of Cricut Design Space Highlighting where to Click Make It

  2. Select Design you want to move to another mat

    Select the Mat where the design is placed. Next, Select your design. Once selected a box will appear around your design. A small circle with an arrow will appear in the right corner and a small circle with three dots will appear in the left corner.Showing selected design and options accordingly

  3. Click on the Small Circle with three dots in the upper left

    When you click this it will give you two options. Option one is to “Move to another Mat”. Option one is to “Hide Selected” (not cut). Select “Move to Another Mat”Clicking on the three dots and selecting Move Mat

  4. Select Which Mat Number to Move Design onto.

    A popup window will appear with an icon of all the mats on your project. Simply select which mat you would like to move your design and click Confirm.

  5. Adjust design location as needed

    Using the drag and drop method described above in this tutorial, adjust your designs as needed

    NOTE: Your design might be overlapping a design already on the mat. If you are moving the same designs check to see if they are on top of one another! Sometimes they look hidden! Showing adjusted designs to minimize the wasted material

  6. Finish Cutting as Normal

    Click continue and follow the on-screen prompts to connect a machine, select materials and cut your design.

    You may find a detailed tutorial on cutting with the Cricut here.

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