I have been sewing along with the Something New Sampler - it is a blog hop around on a number of blogs. Today I worked on the machine applique block. In all of these years of sewing I have never used anything but a straight stitch for applique by machine, and I generally do my applique by hand.
Anyway, my machine has a special stitch and foot just for applique:
Here is the finished block:
I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.