Machine applique designs are all over the internet. They are interesting and crazy in the fact that you get to add layers and layers of material. This gives you the ability to be very crazy and creative. Many designs are kind of boring and old fashioned. This industry is dominated by the older population, but we are seeing more an more young people get into it. You can notice this by the types of designs you see out there. They are looking more and more modern and not like your grandmothers quilt. Many young mothers today like having and buying clothing for their children that is unique and cute. We are seeing site crop up that are starting to cater to these types of buyers. Etsy is a great site where you can find custom clothing and custom work very inexpensively.
Here is an image of a cute project that we found online. If you notice cute and modern, where many of the applique designs you find online look like they are from your grandmother. (not that there is something wrong with that)
The following is an example of what we personally don’t like. It looks like it belongs on a throw at the nursing home.
We have noticed sites like embroiderydesigns.com with hundreds of thousands of designs, but to find a design in all of that would take you longer then just digitizing it yourself. We like to stick with small cool sites like http://sewchacha.com. They have a modern and cute look in all of their designs.