As I've been doing a lot of hand applique lately, I thought perhaps a tutorial on how I was preparing my appliques might be in order.
This tutorial explains how take the shape that you are planning to applique and create a turned edge with your machine as opposed to ironing the edge with starch or needle turn applique. This method will give you a clean edge, something that won't fray or add bulk.
Ready? Let's begin.
You will need your shape to be appliqued, a lightweight interfacing or stabilizer, sewing machine, thread, and iron.