Here is a link that explains making applique patterns using fusible web:Fusible Web Products and How to Use Them
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Here is a link for Pellon products: Pellon Fusible Webs & Adhesives
I preferred to keep my edges raw; I just liked the look without stitching on the edges. I used the free motion stippling stitch as a filler for my quilt because I wanted to keep the attention on the applique of Jack and not on the stitches.
Here is a link for a free tutorial on free motion stippling: Free Motion Quilting: Stippling and MicroStippling