The pictures I am using are for an Easter egg table runner so they are egg shaped. Other rounded shapes can be prepared in this way as well.
Step 1: Supplies
Paperboard (cereal boxes, for example)
Step 2: Preparing the Fabric
For each applique, you will need a piece of fabric that's approximately 1/2" wider than your shape around all edges. You can simply mark out the shape on your fabric or you can create a pattern from which to cut the fabric. The pattern is nice when you are making many of the same shaped piece. I like to make the pattern on freezer paper. Freezer paper is great because you can iron it onto fabric (wax side down), trim the fabric around it, and peel it off to reuse it again and again.