Cut It Out

Cookie cutters make great appliqué templates. They are sturdier than paper and come in many shapes and sizes. I place a cutter directly on the back of the fabric or on the paper backing of fusible web and trace around the shape. For traditional appliqué, add a seam allowance. If using fusible web, a seam allowance is not needed. I'm always looking for seasonal cookie cutters, such as leaves, hearts, and butterflies.

-Alison Bastien

Laredo, Texas

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