A lot of the time, I do woodworking to make objects that are useful in themselves. I might make a box for my bicycle cargo rack, or a step stool for my niece, or a table for a friend. Other times, I use my wood and tools less directly. I wanted to make a patch for my radio gear, and I needed a way to glue on the hook and loop backing while keeping the patch flat. So, I sandwiched the stuff between my workbench and a piece of scrap wood, and squished it with my clamps. Overkill? Probably. But definitely effective.
Update: disaster. The clamping pressure was far too great, and the glue squeezed through the fabric onto the top of the patch and ruined them. Do not recommend.