TIP 1: When you are fusing a light fabric to a dark fabric.............i.e.; face to body.............fuse some interfacing to the back of the lighter fabric. The dark fabric will not show through when you do this.
I laid the feet of the gnomes down first on my teflon sheet. Then the body. The feet are placed 3/4" in from the side tip at the bottom of the body.
The head is an easy placement and you will be able to see that once you start. If you need a little help, measure up from the bottom of the body.....2 7/8". I did all the bodies at one time and then fused them to the background.
Measure in from each side 1 1/2". You can place one ruler here. Then from the top, measure down 1 3/8" and if you wish lay another ruler here, as I did. In between each gnome measures 1 1/8".
TIP 3: I do all my placments at my ironing board. That way when I'm happy with it I can press right away and don't have to worry about anything shifting.
As I have done before once I had one section done, I laid it on my light table and then made all the placements for the second one.
I took this part to the sewing machine and starting with the shoes/feet, I started my applique stitch. I then did the body and then the faces. I did only one section. I used a brown YLI soft touch bobbin thread for both the black and the red. I switched to a white bobbin thread for the trims and the beard.
I'm using buttons for the eyes. I don't fancy stitching around the black fabric and I thought they were just a bit big and I know I will mess up if I try to cut them smaller.