I know, it’s a tad early, but, if your going to make a special gift for someone, you might like to consider this 9-Inch block I have created just for this special occasion. This includes my newest technique which you can read about here. I’ve also included cutting files for those of you with cutting machines. A MTC file and the SVG files are included. These are the applique shapes you will need if you can cut fabric with your cutters, but you can also use them to cut your freezer paper templates as well. They also include a placement layout for tracing onto your fabric or stabilizer/interfacing if you prefer. I’ll be adding a tutorial in a few days on how to use your cutter to trace onto your fabric. I can’t cut fabric on my cutter, so I do not know if the shapes work properly or not. I’ve ordered a new cutter that hopefully will resolve that problem, but until it’s here I’m stuck in the mud. I hope you will let me know if it worked for you or not. I refuse to use heat’n bond just to cut fabric shapes for applique as I am pretty die-hard on the issue of iron on applique and that for me it’s just not going to happen. The artwork for this design was created by Kristi W at Bear Necessities.