Just a cut out
The easiest way to apply a shaped motif to your cloth is the simple ragged cut out. Some fabrics will not be suitable in the beginning. Stay away from slippery or too loosely woven cloth until you build your patience and skill with the basting. The best method is to try your ideas on smaller sample bases first if you are just starting out. Again, it is a good way to learn and you end up building a little collection of what ifs in the process... ( I also call this Integrated Applique.)
Talking from Spirit Cloth 101...
Integrated Applique Video
from Magic Diaries Series ( soon to be published as Free Enough)
Ragged Applique Menu