My current favorite brand of paper-backed fusible web is SoftFuse.
I carry it on my website and I take it with me to shows.
Yesterday I made a new little visual demo of how to use the product, to lay on the table for those who are unfamiliar with raw-edge fusible appliqué.
I thought, aha! I can take photos as I go and stick them up on the blog!
First trace the shape onto the paper side and roughly cut out, leaving a small margin outside the drawn line.
Cut right through the line and trim away the center of the template, leaving a ring of fusible in the shape of the motif.
Put the cut-away part with your stash of fusible scraps, for future use on a smaller motif.
Fuse the floppy shape to the back of your appliqué fabric, meeting the cut ends together.
Now cut out the shape on the drawn line, through the template and the fabric together.
Remove the paper backing, fuse to the background fabric, and stitch.
The flip side. I used a small blanket stitch and buried the thread tails under the line of stitching.
That’s the basics!