I am using "Front Basting" Applique to do these blocks. This technique is super easy - no freezer paper, no glue, and no pins are used to hold the applique pieces in place. Instead the applique is machine basted in place.
This technique is so simple all you have to do is draw
the design (which will later become your basting sewing line) on the back of the
background fabric, pin a large piece of fabric that is large enough to cover
the whole shape to be appliqued on to the right side (front) of the background
Then simply machine sew on the wrong side (back) of the
background fabric with the applique piece pined in place on the front, following the drawn design line made earlier,
making sure to stitch exactly on the design line on the back of the background
fabric. The fabric is now basted to the front of the background fabric and ready to be appliqued in place.
around the basted shape leaving a scant ¼"
or even less a scant ⅛". Then needle turn (applique) the basted fabric in place by
removing a couple of basting stitches (only two or three) at a time follow the
perforations left in the fabric by the removed basting stitches. The applique
fabric will want to turn under and follow the perforated basting line naturally.
And so far it has been so easy to use this applique technique and the results are great.
Until next time happy quilting