Been sitting here trying to determine which is the batter way to applique. As I do it now I use freezer paper on the back and glue baste the seam allowance to the freezer paper. Stitch in place then cut the backing off and wash and remove the paper. Did that recently and I had bleeding problems even though fabric had been pre-treated. Some fabric will release colors forever.
Also the method of stitching I do it ll by hand. Want to advance to machine stitching at some point. Perfecting that will be a challenge for me.
Do you have better methods to do you stitching? Chris