|Pins hold cotton batting in place.|
|Baste batting just inside the drawn line.|
|Trim batting as closely as possible to the basting line.|
|Baste applique fabric right on drawn line.|
|Check the accuracy of your basting.|
|Small shapes need very narrow seam allowances.|
|Remove the inside line of basting stitches.|
Clip the knot on the back and remove the line of basting stitches holding the batting in place.
Clip the knot on the basting stitches holding the applique fabric in place.
|Remove only one basting stitch at a time, needle turning and stitching as you go.|
|Pin batting for entire bunch at one time.|
|Baste as many applique fabric pieces as possible at one time.|
|All the batting basted and starting to baste the applique fabric.|