I am a piecer, and have recently wanted to try applique. It was quite interesting trying to get the stitches to look neat. I am using raw edge applique, because I don't have the time to turn the edges under. I am using freezer paper to cut out my pieces. I don't know if it is better to use a machine or a hand needle. A friend told me to use the zigzag stitch or the button hole stitch. So far the button hole stitch is working out good. The rest is a mess, so I might have a new project for myself. I didn't learn to piece over night, and I have to remember it is going to be the same with applique, so I am going to have to be patient.
Any suggesstions would be greatly welcomed!!!