A shelf at the back of the room holds a small cutting board. That works just fine for cutting 6 1/2" squares or 4" squares. I tacked up a bit of the batting that is used in hot pads--I always forget what it's called--the kind that has a metallic side. It doesn't hold the fabric as well as regular batting. I'll have to pick up a good sized piece of regular to make a "design wall."
I made a dozen 6 1/2" blocks and 24, 3 1/2" blocks from the extras that were cut off when the 4" squares were trimmed and folded over. This represents 1/4 of all the blocks for a new lap quilt, very similar to one I made in June. There are several arrangements possible for these blocks. I'll play around with them to find an arrangement that I like.
The little fan clamped to the sewing table is a real bonus. It keeps me comfortable in a room with no air circulation. I'm so glad I found it at the Swap Meet.