Hi I have blog tutorial for applique in case anyone is interested in seeing first hand some techniques here's the website.http://erinrussek.typepad.com/photos/applique_tutorial/index.html
She also has block of the month and a sampler quilt going for free so you might be interested . I like her blog site.Have a good stitching day !!!!!
P.s. Did you watch American idol finale last night? Lots of old great groups were on for Simon's last night . I thought it was pretty spectacular.!!! I liked both of the final contestants .it was hard to make a choice.They both won for sure .I think she will go farther myself but he is very good also . Just seems like the gals do better in the long run for some reason.Good luck to both.!!!!