I think I might stop short of displaying anything in the garage though.
I’d probably make some different fabric choices but the templates are nice to trace from since she has them all ready for you and also ready to tape onto. Just make sure you trace your letters from the wrong side of the paper so when you cut them out they come out correctly.
Her pattern also stretches her own canvas so if you find that a little too challenging (or expensive) you might want to look for good deals on pre-stretched canvas. You can usually get them at an art supply store relatively inexpensively (even look for the ones that are in the clearance bin that have lost some of their tautness since you can typically fix this with re-stapling). Michaels and Jo-Annes usually has them for 50% off their MSRP.
Other Simple Ideas
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Swatch Portraits – The Purl Bee
A really simple tutorial on using old embroidery hoops to display fabric instead of canvases.
You can look for these at yard sales and just hold onto them until you get a nice collection for your wall. I’m sure we all have gorgeous fabrics in our stash that would work in all sizes of embroidery hoops.
Just take a look at some of the possibilities on Google Image search!