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How to transfer an appliqué design to dark fabrics

If you are planning to use a dark background fabric for your English Country Garden quilt and don't have a lightbox, you might be wondering how to use the Appliqué placement guide in the patterns.

Below is an excerpt from my live Twitch stream in which I demonstrate how I do this using the Prick & Pounce method. 

You will need:

  • Your background fabric cut to size according to the pattern.
  • An 18" square of Freezer Paper 
  • Tailors Awl or an unthreaded sewing machine
  • The appliqué placement template from your pattern
  • An hot DRY iron (Steam will make the freezer paper wrinkle badly)
  • Talcum or Baby Powder 
  • Cotton Wool Ball(s)