To position appliqué pieces precisely, scan the pattern and print it out on clear transparency film from the office supply store. Be sure to add centering marks to the pattern if they aren’t already there. Fold the background fabric in half each way and finger press or mark the halfway point with a pencil in the seam allowance. Line up the transparent pattern on the marks and position the appliqué pieces between the pattern and the background fabric. You’ll be able to see exactly where to position the pieces without marking outlines on the background fabric!