I found an applique quilt that uses a neutral background and blue and yellow applique. Although I had to purchase the background fabric, I have enough scraps to do all the applique.
When I purchased my first applique pattern, the lady I bought it from told me she used paper towels as the stabalizer on the back. And that is what I used for that project and most of the time since then.
I used two layers. Then I tear all of the paper towel off when I finish. Works like a charm.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!