This makes pressing WIPs so much quicker; I just spin around, press, and turn back to the machine! I used to have to cross the room to press and I sometimes would lose steam from the extra effort required. (I walk all over the clinic every day at work so hopefully that means I'm not being totally pathetic here).
The mat is a portable Omnigrid thing that has a pressing surface as well as a small firm backed cutting board, for taking with you wherever. I've never used it to go sewing outside my home but I get lots of use inside my home - it's great for doing some cutting on the floor! I have the cutting mat folded under since I don't need that right now. I'm so glad I took the time to really ponder how I could set up my space better, having this little station is great.