If you prefer to use fusible, these notes might be helpful to you. I used this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman (from Oh Fransson!) to learn initially.
I hope you find these helpful!
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After placing a towel on your ironing board, starch the heck out of the base and pieces to appliqué.
For the name, I like to use the blanket stitch.
Simply print and cut out, trace on to solid fabric (don't forget to check right vs. wrong side if you're using a non-solid fabric)
Really not as scary as it seems.