With the Tavern Reds Applique Block I have used two different Applique Techniques. For the ( Zig Zag shapes ) brown leaves. I used a wash-away stabilizer and turned the edges using a wash away glue stick or sew line glue pen.
For the center flower, I have used freezer paper for the templates and turned the edges with spray starch and a hot iron. You can find tutorials for these methods on my website Spray Starch Technique and Glue stick with Washaway Stabilizer applique technique
My next step is to stitch the applique in place. How do you like to do your applique? Do you have any tips?
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