I came across an interesting article on stencils and paintstiks on the Cedar Canyon Textiles web site. They were advertising a new book, Design Magic. I liked the design on the front cover and discovered, as I read further along, that it was made from stencils. These were commercial ones.
Stenciling is a great way to customize your textile art.
Here are a few ways to make your own stencils:
How to Stencil Fabric
Fabric Painting With Stencils
10 Tips for Fabric Painting
Videos for Making Stencils for Fabric Painting
FAQ's about Fabric Painting
How to Make Stencils