any applique project can be accomplished using any applique method you like. if you like needle turn then you simply add a seam allowance around your appliques when you cut them out...i use freezer paper instead of fusable, and hand applique all the time. i also do alot of fusable applique (i just love applique of all kinds!) i do not always use a blanket stitch around my appliques, only if it's wools or some sort of primative style that needs blanket stitch. sometimes i use an invisible hem stitch, sometimes a straight stitch right along the edges sometimes i wait until i load the quilt up to quilt it and stitch the appliques down with the quilting. don't limit yourself because you don't like the method one person uses, use the method you want...it's your project!