I had a ripped bed ruffle. I separated the fabric from the white stuff that goes under the mattress and used it to cut out sewing pattern pieces where there are several sizes in one. I used a permanent marker to write the size, pattern number, piece number and darts/dots/sewing stuff on it; it also helps me know which is the right side. It's durable to pin and cut but if you pull hard enough, it tears so keep it away from the kids.
You could probably find a cheap bed ruffle at a second-hand store and try it.