Many of us love to do our applique with a sewing machine. The process is faster than doing it by hand. You can also jazz things up a bit by using your machine's decorative stitches. Be sure to use a needle plate that allows for wide stitches and the proper presser foot that allows the build up of thread to pass under with ease. Check out the rest of my hints and tips in the following video.
Keep on being creative with your machine!