I am a member of the fusible camp when it comes to wool applique. It seems you either really like it or really don't like it. I think that it makes the applique much easier. I have never found that it "GUNKED" up my needle or found it difficult to stitch through. My favorite product has been off of the market for a while and I am happy to say it is back and I have some. It came in the mail yesterday and I have already used some on a new project I am working on. So happy. It is still hard to locate but I do have several packs for sale over at Pig in a Blanket. I spent most of the day dyeing wool, haven't done any dyeing in the last few weeks, really haven't felt like it. I did some "Sue Spargo" brights and some reds and greens for the holidays, tomorrow I hope to get some golds done. Have a great evening.