To see what the fabric will look like when it is cut
into small squares, cut a 2" square in the center of a
piece of cardboard or white fabric.
Take it to the fabric store, and then lay it on the
fabric, what shows through the center is what your squares
will look like.
Change the size and shape to match your project (for
example, if you are working with 4" squares, cut the
center to be 4;" if you are working with triangles, cut a
triangle the exact size of the finished piece).