We recently had a wonderful needle turn appliquer come talk to our guild. It got me curious about applique (I've only ever done it by machine, and never anything intricate) so I started research various methods.
It seems a number of methods involve glue basting TO freezer paper. The freezer paper doesn't get removed.
How do you do your applique? If you leave the freezer paper in, can the quilt be washed? Is freezer paper acid free, or does it effect the quilt over time?