Prepping takes a long long time. But I like doing it and I know when all the parts are traced, ironed and cut out it makes the sewing fast and easy to do.
I like to trace the pieces onto freezerpaper.
And then I iron the freezerpaper onto the fabric. When I have so many pieces I give each one a number that I write both on the freezerpaper and on the pattern.
I use a lightbox to glue the stems in the right place
Now I can enjoy doing the needleturn applique while watching tv.
I have also prepped the pieces for Mrs Hartigans stash quilt. Perhaps this needleturn applique is coming with me to Shipshewana?
Saying for today: