Gran taught me the 'old skool' turned appliqué technique which is beautiful but requires patience and lots of precise little hand stitches. It still has its place, but I'm going to show you how quick and easy it is with fusible web. The products I use are Visoflex (preferred) or Steam-a-seam lite (slightly heavier/more ridged end result).
You don't need to be a hand sewing whiz. And if you have pre-school kids, there is a spin off project - my three year old gets the offcuts to arrange into pretty collages, which I then iron down for her. Paint, glitter, beads, lace, pasta, sand and other textures can be added over the top.
This little key ring project is just a taste of what you might do - other things I've appliquéd:
Aprons, tea towels, towels, bibs, tees, bags of all kinds, diary/journal covers, cushions....really the list is endless.