I'm using the freezer paper method for appliqueing this project. I traced all my applique pieces onto freezer paper and then ironed the paper (slick side down) to the back of the fabric. I cut around the freezer paper/fabric (sticks together when you iron it) leaving a fabric edge about 1/8" all around the edges of the freezer paper. I will pin the pieces in place and use the hard edge of the freezer paper as a guide to tuck the fabric under as I stitch. Then towards the end of the applique I use tweezers to pull out the paper. It works great. I like this method for projects with little pieces. I'm going to use this braid trim for the basket handles and the narrow green rick rack for stems. Its all in a baggie ready to travel with me.As soon as Anne's Miss Emma's Garden fabric was at the Fat Quarter Shop I ordered 1/2 yard with this project in mind. I love the little yellow/blue birds.
All fun stuff. - nanette