So, this week I've been working on my Amy Butler "Love" quilt (yes, that fabric I HAD to have a year ago!) and one part uses freezer paper and glue stick. You iron on the paper on the back, without seam allowances and then cut 1/4" away from the paper. The glue stick is used to stick the seam allowance to the back, and ultimately you remove "most of" the freezer paper by wetting and tearing. On that particular quilt, I can see why you wait to remove....HOWEVER...
What if you were doing something like...ohhhhh, I dunno...Hawaiian applique? What if, instead of cussing and poking your fingers and taking a year to do ONE block with the needle turn method....you did this:
Cut Hawaiian applique pattern out on freezer paper, without seam allowances
Ironed on the back side of your fabric of choice
Used glue stick to secure the seam allowance back
Removed freezer paper
Pinned down to foundation fabric
Sewed along the edge, either with a straight stitch or decorative stitch
In my mind, this would work. You wouldn't have a raw edge, but it would be faster than needle turn. Thoughts? Is this a generally recognized as ok practice?
Why wouldn't you do it this way?