The stitching group that I attend a couple times a month had a demo day on applique. There was 4 applique techniques demonstrated, fusible, starch and freezer paper, back basting and needleturn. I enjoyed each station and learned new tips and techniques from each demo. I usually use the starch and freezer paper method but the down side is that there is so much prepping before stitching begins. This is my first try at "back basting" applique, I'm really enjoying how much less prep there is with this method and no freezer paper. I've got 2 blocks finished since Thurs and I'm loving it! There are 4 blocks in this little quilt, I should be finished these soon.