This sandboard is great for tracing applique' shapes onto fabric. It holds the fabric still and prevents distortion while tracing and lets you make long steady drawing strokes without having to be careful to keep the fabric still. The lines turn out sharp and straight due to the sand surface. It's CUTE and coordinates with the Hexie Pressing Mats as accessories in your sewing room! Be sure to get an ultimate marking pencil in both light and dark to go along with it. These are made with colorful Kaffe Fabric and your order will be filled with what's available when ordered.