So this is what I came up with. My first thought was to do applique with the pattern/starch. The next thought was that I would get the heat and bond and just slap the pattern down and go from there. No, after thinking it over, this method would involve sitting at the machine and doing a buttonhole stitch - for a very long time. I don't think so. My back still hurts when I fell so I ruled that out. I can use the heat and bond with something else.
I actually enjoy sitting and working applique in front of the TV - soooooo since I have all the gadgets and necessary tools to do this I guess I'm going to start with the starch method.