Hi I am also new to quilting and applique. Great questions and answers. My question is what is a pressing applique cloth and how do you get you pattern centered correctly? I just tried to applique a Christmas ornament wall hanging from Quilting Magazine and I didn't know how to place my applique pieces correctly by using the pattern for the layout. Do you copy or trace the pattern layout onto your fabric? :oops: Does anyone understand what I am trying to say?