I posted this on another site that was asking about using their scraps. I use my lettering templates to trace my letters. Itake them with me to drs apts and such and cut them out while I am waiting. I do paper piecing, so I do the same them with them. I figured they can only waste OUR time if we let them. Of course theis was only after they wasted many hours of my time, and I was getting mad! I cut them out with cuticle scissors, the curve makes it easier on the small pieces. It works for me.