Background for applique

This is a backing, fusible batting and raw edge batik strips.  They are stitched down with 2-3 rows of straight stitching by machine with rayon embroidery thread.  It is approximately 17" x 21.5".
Click on this link to see what I made with a similar background.  I thought I wanted to do another one but have lost interest in it so maybe someone reading would like to have fun with it.