I finished 'Ned and Jake'. A large wool table rug that was designed by Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs on Etsy. The rug is large, 36" long. Cee's kit included the design, wools and aged string. She even cuts out the applique shapes for you. I bought several packages of her aged string for some of my own primitive projects since I've come to love the look of this stitching. She has sold out of all of these kits.
I used an aged muslin for the backing and the binding.
A close-up of the primitive feather stitching.
I'm a traditional quilter and I applique much the same way, I use applique pins, fabric glue or baste to hold my pieces in place. I don't fuse, it seems to distort the look and feel of the wool to me.