On the last episode (The Minutia of Quilting) I spoke of several items that I have been using to better my applique preparations.

The color shapers are invaluable for use with the starch method of preparing applique shapes.  They would also work really well for the glue method.

I have also found that the combination of photo software (paint shop pro, for example) and Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software allows me to create unique applique designs and cut them out straight onto freezer paper and voila! Perfectly cut applique templates.

I’m in love.