You might be afraid of it, but I'm not: the "A" word, appliqué, that is. So many people think that appliqué is difficult to do, but it's really not. Some types of appliqué may be more time consuming to do, but my favourite appliqué, fusible web or raw edge appliqué is super simple.
I recently launched the Community Quilt Along which is a fusible web appliqué project. The sample for this four part online quilt along was so easy to do with this technique and with the help of the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP. There are so many helpful features on this machine, you would almost think it was made just for fusible web appliqué, but of course it is capable of handling much more than just that.
In the video below or on my YouTube channel, you'll see the features that were so helpful when creating the Community quilt sample: automatic presser foot lifter, awesome retractable light, needle up/down, and more.
Finishing the edges of my fusible web appliqué pieces was almost intuitive using the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP. It didn't take long to get into a rhythm as I stitched around each of the appliqué pieces. Not only did it make the process easy, but I'm sure that it was also much quicker than if I had been sewing with another machine that didn't have these features.
I'm looking forward to exploring more features of the Janome 9400 as I create new quilt projects.