Before you sew an applique on your jacket, purse, apron, pillow or whatever decorative item you want to enhance, consider the focal point and the applique itself. If you want the image to be the main point, you might want it surrounding by larger space. such as attaching it to the center of the blanket. A purse would instead have a smaller area and rerquire a different approach. Planning your design and where you want it placed will have more impact than sewing it first, regretting it later!