y/welcome . . . found a video that shows what i was trying to explain in words. i don't use stabilizer but starch the fabric well . . . and then at the 2 min mark of the video . . . to turn it into an applique . . . trim the slit side to a 1/4 to 1/2 seam allowance. http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...agic__D83.html
yup, g/sticks are real handy . . . and you can use a washable one to glue your applique to the item . . . and use masking tape instead of pins to also hold it in place. of course, gently remove the masking tape when your needle gets near it.
i hate pinning . . . so this way makes your applique flat!
hope i explained it okay . . .
edit . . . oops, forgot to mention . . . if you're doing a multi applique . . . like cupcake bottom and cupcake top . . . you only have to sew up 3 sides of the cupcake & turn right side out . . . then there's no bulk/line and the cupcake top covers the raw/open edge of the c/cake bottom.
edit edit . . . haha - forgot one more thing . . . sometimes i iron open the seam before turning . . . depending on the shape.