As you can see, it sits on the table of the longarm frame. I follow the grooves in the template with a stylist. I work from the back of the quilt when I do this. This particular board goes the length of my frame (almost). It accommodates a king-sized quilt if necessary. Note: I am not using this template for the quilt loaded on the frame. Here's some photos of quilts I have done using the Circle Lord Swirlz template set.