Step 1 - Gather your tools. Use Fray Check on all points and notches. Tweezers and bifocals not pictured.
Step 2 - Outline stitch around freezer paper shape. Trim fabric to 3/16 of an inch. Don't trim anything to 1/8 inch until or unless you HAVE to. If you get any fraying in handling you can then cut it off later, as needed.
Step 3 - Trim freezer paper tips to reduce bulk.
Step 4 - Use Disappearing ink to lightly mark quilt. A couple dots will do. Position applique. Stitch with a waxed, single thread. Leave a gap for removing freezer paper later.
Step 5 - NOW trim fabric around tip to 1/8th inch. Turn tip under. Secure tip with TWO stitches (one will simply unravel). Fold under opposite side.
Step 7 - Remove freezer paper. Use tweezers, if needed.
Step 8 - Stitch up the gap, and feast your eyes.
Step 9 - For larger shapes, leave freezer paper in place, then remove from the back of the quilt. This will remove some of the bulk for smoother quilting later.
I quilt for fun, so I reserve the right to modify an applique shape ever so slightly. If you HAVE to do this, snip the exposed outline stitch and remove with a tweezers. No one will ever be the wiser!