I have just finished using steam a seam and affixing all of the designs to 12 SS blocks. I'm really new to applique and have a question. When you do the applique, do you do it after you make your quilt sandwich and it becomes part of the quilting, or do you just use a tearaway stabilizer behind the block and machine quilt before making combining the blocks and making your quilt sandwich?
Also some of the pieces of the designs (flower stems, etc.) are really small. Even my smallest setting for the blanket stitch will still practically cover the whole stem??? What so most of you do for small pieces.