This mat is a great. I use it not only for my iron-on vinyl Designs, but also to press some of my fabrics before I put them on my sewing machine. This product is quick and easy to use. The size makes it easy to store out of the way when crafting. This mat protects your crafting surface and distributes heat evenly to give you a nice and quick press. I have used a towel to protect my surfaces, but once I got the easy press mat I wont go back. I recommend this product to friends and family.