When I have any leisure time I pull my scrap bin out and start cutting 2 1/2" squares. I keep these cut pieces in a plastic container about the size of a shoe box. Below you will see three versions on how to use these squares. NOTE: All the colored squares were cut 2 1/2" but the background or light fabric shown was cut 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". I have more fun with putting these pieces on a table and playing with different placement ideas. It's like working a puzzle. Be careful this can be addictive.