The more I applique this way the more I like it. I finally got the leaves done. I wasn't quite sure if I was suppose to glue those pieces down at the same time as the others since there was going to be three pieces sewn in the same spot, so I left them off and did one layer at a time. The best parts about it all is that I have everything (almost) in place to start with, and I don't have to fight pins and worry about the pieces shifting. I would always get cramps in my thumb while I tried to hold it in place. I would hold so tight my hands would hurt. I have NO pain while appliqueing this way. I am really happy about that. I have enough pain on a daily basis, and I don't need more.