Awhile back, I started a BOM that involved applique. I finished block one with the technique called needle turn applique. I talked about it here, and after thinking about it for a few more months, I decided to do the next block by doing the technique by machine. I don't have to cut the pieces a 1/4 inch bigger, and do lots of hand stitching. So today, yes Christmas, I got the pieces cut out using heat and bond adhesive and ironed on and in place ready for taking it to the machine and stitch down the pieces with a nice blanket stitch.