There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the most versatile and fun ways to use your embroidery machine. Discover techniques, designs, threads, fabrics, stabilizers and even a notion or two as you see Alicia’s progression from the simplest and most traditional methods to more sophisticated techniques and forms. You’ll explore special effects, and see the impact simple changes – like different fabric – can make in your finished project. Learn to add depth to your embroideries with texture, execute beautiful shadow work and develop the 3D effect of applied applique as you pick up dozens of helpful tips and techniques you’ll use over and over again in your embroidery projects. You’ll begin making more confident decisions about your applique choices right away, and use your embroidery machine’s talents alongside your own to create more beautiful projects.