I am currently working on my first applique project. It is a penguin table runner for my dad for Christmas. (hes a coach and their team is the penguins) I have the top done, but now I am not sure what my next step should be. I have to make eyes.. just little black dots, but I am not sure what the best way to do that is, and then my next question is... when sewing over the applique penguins do I go through the top and the batting, or the top batting AND the backing? And then finally do I applique first or quilt the runner first? Not sure what the norm is. Any help or tips are appreciated. I am planning on sewing by hand around the appliques if that makes a difference.
PS I hope that all makes sense. lol