Rotary cutter -- good or not?
I should probably introduce myself a little. I haven't sewn much for about 20 years, but recently got a new sewing machine (Singer... should have checked here first... too late now). I have basic skills, made some clothes when I was a teenager, but haven't used a machine much since.
Anyway, I am mostly planning on doing home decoration stuff (drapes, comforter covers, cushions, etc.). I have never used a rotary cutter before, and I am wondering if it would be useful for this type of project. All I have ever used are shears and pinking shears. If I get one, any recommendations on a brand. I guess I will also need a cutting mat -- never used one of those either.
Any other essential things you can think of for home decor projects? I bought a couple of books for instructions (and measurements), and will be trying out some projects soon.