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How big is 8.750 square inches?

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It's about one-twentieth as big as an Airplane Tray Table.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.0559 times the size of an Airplane Tray Table, and the size of an Airplane Tray Table is 17.90 times that amount.
(average)
With wide variation among different models of airplanes, in-flight tray tables measure around 41.2 cm (16.5 in) x 24.1 cm (9.5 in) for a total area of 157 square inches. Flight safety rules require that the tray tables be upright and locked during takeoff and landing so as to reduce the risk of passenger abdominal injury.
It's about twenty times as big as a Penny.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 19.80 times the size of a Penny, and the size of a Penny is 0.0505 times that amount.
(United States one-cent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)
The Lincoln penny, in its current design since 1909, has a diameter of 19.05 mm (0.75 in) and an area of 0.4420 square inches.
It's about twenty times as big as a Dime.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 22.410 times the size of a Dime, and the size of a Dime is 0.04462 times that amount.
(United States ten-cent coin) (a.k.a. Roosevelt dime)
The dime, in its current design since 1946, has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 in) and an area of 0.39040 square inches.
It's about 75 times as big as a Nailhead.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 72.620 times the size of a Nailhead, and the size of a Nailhead is 0.01377 times that amount.
(for 11-gauge wire nai)
An 11-gauge nailhead measures 0.12050 square inches. Nails have been used since ancient times; archaeologists have discovered Ancient Egyptian nails that are over 5,000 years old.
It's about one-two-hundredth as big as a Bath Towel.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.0052087 times the size of a Bath Towel, and the size of a Bath Towel is 191.990 times that amount.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 1,679.90 square inches. The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about one-seven-hundredth as big as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.0014 times the size of a King Size Bed, and the size of a King Size Bed is 714 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 6,250 square inches in total area. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 7,750 square inches for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as big as a Parking Space.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 0.000376 times the size of a Parking Space, and the size of a Parking Space is 2,660 times that amount.
(a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)
An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 23,300 square inches. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of $165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to $225,000.