The third book of the First-Time series, Janet Pittman, author of the Appliqué: The Basics & Beyond and Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids, teaches the basics of machine appliqué in 9 easy, step-by-step lessons. Learn about the required equipment and supplies, fabrics and threads, preparing fused and turned-edge appliqué, the basics of machine appliqué stitching, bias seams, and more. Then, practice your newly acquired skills on 5 simple appliqué projects for beginners, including a lap throw quilt, a tote bag, a seasonal table runner, a mini quilt, and a pillow. Janet even shows you how to machine appliqué on purchased items, such as aprons and towels. Also included are full-size, ready-to-use appliqué templates, as well as a bonus lesson on how to use the decorative stitches on your machine.