Today I tried again. I had looked at a method using a fusible web product but it had no backing. All I have has backing except MistyFuse which was too thin for this. So I improvised!
The method I saw had you sew the fusible web around the outline of the applique piece, cut a slit and turn on the sewn line. Then you fuse it down and sew around it again.
Lacking the fusible web for this, I said "What else might work?" There was a roll off tulle (6" I think) sitting in the cabinet. (((Lightbulb!!!)))
I sewed the tulle around the shape onto the face of the fabric. Cut a slit and pulled out the paper. It turned pretty easily. And then I ironed it. ---Would the tulle melt and make a horrid mess? - Whew, it didn't melt at all.
So I made a second Hearts Aflutter block:
I also changed the piecing a bit. I made the corner cover squares larger - 2 inches instead of one and a half inches.
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