These were designed by an embroidery friend who is a true artist. Some of the design falls outside the square and I loved that idea. I hooped some polymesh and started the machine. Then I added a layer of batting and felt on the top of the stabilizer and a layer of felt on the bottom of the stabilizer. After stitchout, I cut the polymesh around the squares and the designs. The polymesh holds the overhanging designs perfectly. I really love this idea!