Barb can always find a work around for any problem!! She is swesome. A few months ago I was working on a mystery quilt for Quiltpatternmagazine.com. They wanted me to show quilting designs and the center of the quilt had applique. I asked Penny how could I get the background fill to sit behind my apliuqe motif and she said unfortunately I couldn’t. Not one to be detered, I sent Barb and email with the same question and she had an answer back within the hour. Because of the licensing agreement, this isn’t the quilt I’m talking about, but the solution is the same. Set the quilting designs on layer 2, then set the applique on top! Simple, beautiful and so typically Barb. I know there are hundred’s of stories like this out there about her.