Lily's Quilts and decided it might be easier to just get started on Esther's Hearts Desire BOM and take pictures.
After taping together the parts of the pattern, secure it to your window (OK, you can use a light box if you have one) with the "right" side facing the neighbors.
Tracing the whole design, basting and trimming only took me 15 minutes (including pictures). And TA-DA! Not only am I ready to sew, but the piece is exactly the right shape and in exactly the right place. No templates. No freezer paper. No glue. No mystery positioning.
Super simple. I love back-basting needle turn applique. Before someone showed me how, I was an applique hater. Now...I'm Applique Addict.