|When you need a plastic template for a much used pattern, try making them with flexible cutting mats found in the housewares section at Wal-Mart (near the cutting boards). They are similar to the ones quilters often use, but are so cheap (only a few bucks for 3 sheets - sorry I can't remember the exact price off the top of my head). There are three different colors in the package (clear, aqua, and light blue) and they are 12"x15". I just trace the pattern onto the sheet, then cut it out with a pair of regular scissors. It makes it so easy to cut out your pattern pieces with a rotary cutter (no worries that you're slicing your pattern up). It even works great to tape sheets together too (I use wide clear mailing tape).