Hand sewing that is. Well what do you know, I guess the old saying of never say never applies here. I was so stubborn about hand sewing saying I only did this when sewing on beads or embellishments I just couldn't get under my sewing machine foot. I do push a lot of whacky stuff under the foot too, metal, screen, wire - well you know how I am. I got a book with a beautiful grandmother's flower garden quilt in black and white and just fell in love with it. I showed it to my friend Edna and she said the best way to do this was to hand sew it. My heart dropped. But game for most anything I figured I'd give it a try. Was I ever surprised when I fell in love with it. Edna made me a template and I cut out the freezer paper and then ironed on to my fabric and cut that out. Sewed the paper down and then started hooking the sections together - Hooked! I will admit I've wish listed the die for this method on Accuquilt and will order it very soon. It cuts both the paper and fabric - genus! So I'll finish up this table runner and my next one will be all cut out with the crank of the wonderful handle. Till then thou I'll keep cutting by hand.