No more lost bits. Ever cut out Cricut images that have a lot of little pieces. You remove them from your mat and then by the time you get to your work station you've lost one. I hate that when that happens. Well I've solved that problem. I had a small cutting mat from my quilting stuff that I never used and thought I could put it to good use. The mat is small and portable and measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4".