"the very best tip[from Lucian Newman fogive the spelling]-==pin from underneath the work so no pin ends to catch the thread where you are working "
Simple. Why couldn't I think of that. Thank you.
"Do not clip outside curves for needle-turn applique. Not clipping avoids both points and fraying.
When clipping inside curves, don't clip until you absolutely have to, when your next stitch requires it. This cuts down on fraying, too."
Simple again. Thank you.
"You know, I had read somewhere a while back about running the needle tip through a glue stick before sweeping the inner point, but I never have a glue stick (and never remember when I'm at the store). I do have a little Elmer's liquid though, I'll have to try it! "
I will try this too! I am not a fan of glue and starch. I am too heavy handed then can't get my needle through.
So many wonderful ideas to try. I love needle turn applique and will surely be thankful for reading this thread.