I just got back from my local Hardware store which made me 2 acrylic templates to perfect specifications. I just had to sand the edges a little bit with my nail file. I'm working on one of Derek Lockwoods star quilts and didn't like the idea of buying his templates in addition to the pattern. I also don't like making my own templates from the flimsy plastic that you can buy from the store. So, $5.00 later, I'm good to go!!!!! Happy Quilting.