But today, I wanted to give a few more step-by-step ideas that I have learned as I've worked with this wonderful new product.
I have only worked with large pieces when needle turning items that have Texture Magic applied. Even with the added bulk from TM they have been easy to work with.
First apply Texture Magic to the back of fabric, and stitch with any type of stitch you desire.
I felt the straight lines would look nice for a basket design.
Follow directions for steaming and shrinking the Texture Magic to the fabric as shown on the package.
I like to use the freezer paper method of needle turn applique when working with large shapes.
Cut the desired shape onto your freezer paper. With the shiny side down, iron the freezer paper to the back of the textured fabric.
*You don't want the iron to touch the Texture Magic, or it will go brittle. Use an applique pressing sheet over the top. It allows the heat to go through to bond the freezer paper down, and at the same time protects the TM and the iron.
Once the freezer paper adheres to the fabric, you can cut out the extra 1/4" seam allowance around the pattern. Clip curves.
Pin the appliqued piece to your background fabric and follow the regular directions for needle turn applique.