The heart is a good practice piece
for needle turn appliqué. It has an inner corner, a
point and curved edges. Trace or draw a heart on to the dull
side of freezer paper.
Lay the freezer paper heart shiny
side down on the right side of the fabric chosen for the heart
as show in Figure 1. Press the freezer paper with a hot dry
iron. A brief pressing of two or three seconds with the iron
is all that is required to cause the freezer paper to adhere
to the fabric.
Cut the fabric about 1/8 larger
than the freezer paper heart as shown in Figure 2.
Clip the fabric to 1/16" to
the paper at the inner corner as show in figure 3.
Pin the heart with the paper onto
the background fabric. Tuck the fabric under, using the freezer
paper as a guide. Start to appliqué. the heart in place.
See Figure 4.
After you finish appliquéing the heart down, remove
the freezer paper. You can use the freezer paper heart again
to appliqué. another heart.