I was inspired to use the protective paper on my batting roll instead of tossing it. This adds stability to the improv strips and uses an otherwise wasted material. If you don’t have batting papers on a long roll, consider wrapping paper, kraft paper on a roll, or even printer paper taped together. You might be able to skip the paper, but your improv strips may not lie as flat or be as super-straight as they are in my example.
My patterns are printed in a 8-page booklet, full-color, and fully illustrated. They have also been tech edited and are easy to use. In the photos you can see the sizes available within each pattern.