Updated: 13 November 2009
Hand piecing in brief.
Place a template, without an added seam allowance, on to the reverse of the fabric following the grainline and draw around it. This is the stitching line. Cut out adding a ¼" seam allowance. Following the design, place two patches, right sides together and pin at right angles to the seam. Sew the seam through the pencilled lines using a short running stitch. Begin and end each seam at the seam line (not at the edge of the fabric) with 2 or 3 backstitches, dia. 1a.