Here is an illustration showing you the most common method:
Today lets start with printing our own templates. I have already given you the resources for that. But what should you print it on? Plain paper? Here are some ideas:
1) FREEZER PAPER. You can print your templates right on the freezer paper. The freezer paper will iron right onto the fabric that you are basting. Some really like this method. I don't. It just isn't thick enough for me when it gets to the 'sewing them together' stage. Of course, you can layer the freezer paper to solve this problem.
2) Card stock. This is my preferred method. Regular card stock is just a bit to heavy though. I like the 110 lb weight paper. It is just about the same thickness as the well known pre cut brand. And...even better, it is available in bulk at that store that begins with a "W" and ends with an "almart".
3) Plastic. Some like to use all plastic pieces. This is not for me. It pops out too easily and it doesn't work for my preferred method of basting.