I bought a book a while ago that had applique patterns of large breed dogs. I've been wanting to try machine applique for so long. I'm not sure why I always hesitate but I think that it's partly because it looked difficult to go around corners and get into small spaces. Anyway, I finally yanked out the book and traced a pattern for a simple embroidered dish towel.
Very nice and my daughter loved it. Now on to the machine applique. I prepared a piece for practice. I cut a crazy shape that would let me try different angles and curves. Once I figured out which presser foot I felt comfortable with and worked out all the other little issues I found that I really like doing and that it was pretty simple. Just takes a little practice. You really need to slow down on your sewing speed too. I have two completed projects to show next time I post...maybe more. I can't seem to stop. :)