Gluing a piece of sandpaper onto a square board makes a nice working surface.
I find a sandpaper board indepensible when I am quilting. The sandpaper has tack and holds small pieces in place for laying out the whole motif. Not only will the pieces stay in place rather than scooting around while I’m working, but the whole assembly can be picked up and moved from one working area to another without disturbing the order. It’s very handy for either hand piecing or machine as it allows me to sit with the family at various locations, easily relocating as needed without picking up all the pieces individually.