I'm getting started on my IRR2 center block which has an appliqued floral motif. I've done fused applique before, but think the integrity of this design would be compromised by visible stitching.
After consulting my quilting books for tips on turned applique, I still have a couple of questions and would love some advice:
1. What type of pencil is best for marking applique placement on the background?
2. I've seen references to pencil-marking the appliqued piece with the turn under line, using the needle to turn as you sew. I've also seen it said to press the edges of the piece over the freezer paper, leaving that in place while stitching and then removing it just before finishing. Any suggestions for what is best for a newbie?