i LOVE to hand applique but sometimes I need some inspiration beyond the standard Balitmore Album style stuff. A colleague of mine at work does stained glass and gave me some patterns to copy. Way cool! They are big and because they are for stained glass, the patterns are set up for use with different colors just like applique. I used a front door inset design that I modified for a table runner below. I have another one with petunias that has a nice black border similar to a Celtic style. I need to go on line to see what other patterns are available and I will definitely be on the look out for books. Has anyone tried the patterns?