I was watching a video on "The Quilt Show" the other day and Judy Woodworth was the guest quilter and she was doing some free motion feathers demonstrations. One thing she was using as a tool to help her audition what free motion designs she would use. It was a home made clear vinyl sheet.
I had a piece of heavier vinyl and I put a simple binding on it. It took me less than 15 minutes. Since I'm doing much better with my free motion now, I think I'll be using this tool more to audition designs, and then quilt my own quilts.... at least the small projects anyway.
Check out my blog post for a couple of pictures to show you what I mean.