I just followed the instructions and went with fusible appliqué. I used a blanket stitch for the basket, to give the edges the irregular look of an actual basket, and a backstitch to secure the flowers and leaves.
I didn’t have a ric-rac, so I used a bias tape I already had and which I think works perfectly. It’s the only piece that is machine-sewn.
For this particular block I used embroidery floss: Anchor n. 234, DMC n. 310 and the variegated Cosmo n. 8021 and n. 5040.
The pattern and link party are found here.