Thank to all the inspiration and tutorials on this board I finally tried my first applique and the little red flange on the binding. Over the past few months I have learned so much on this board that when I replaced the old placemats on our table I was surprised at how crudely they were done. My progress in this quilting adventure is so much your doing. I was pretty much self-taught until I found you all. So many thanks and Happy Valentines to all of you.