In this third book of the best-selling First-Time series, Janet Pittman author of the best-seller Applique The basics & beyond and the popular Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids teaches the basics of machine appliqué in 9 easy lessons. Practice your newly acquired skills on 5 projects including a lap throw, tote bag and seasonal table runner. Each project uses a combination of lessons. Janet even shows you how to machine appliqué on purchased items such as aprons and towels. Learn about equipment and supplies, fabrics and threads, how to prepare fused appliqué, how to prepare turned-edge appliqué, how to arrange appliqué, the basics of machine appliqué stitching, about favorite appliqué stitches, bias seams, and then put all of your skills together in a fun project. Plus there is a bonus lesson on using the decorative stitches on your machine! Complete step-by-step how-to photography. Accurate and concise instructions. Full-size templates. Full color throughout.