Just found this thread... has anyone mentioned that Lunchbox Quilts http://www.lunchboxquilts.com/shop/#emb ... que-quilts
has digitized designs for embroidered or machine appliqued quilts? I've got "Autumn Winds" and have used the various embroidered leaves (I LOVE leaves!) on lots of other projects around the house, like making a draft-stopper-snake for our front door. Since others mentioned Embroida-block and Hoopsisters, I also have the Goose Tracks quilt designs. I am not finished making that, because I was having a bit of trouble with bird's nests underneath, on my older Pfaff Creative 2.0. So I never tried putting a square of the backing fabric under the hoop and using the matching embroidery thread (instead of plain white lightweight bobbin embroidery thread) in the bobbin so that the back of the finished quilt would have all that gorgeous embroidery too!
Discouraged, I stopped working on it. Now that I have the newest Pfaff, which after it's software update is embroidering like a dream, I WILL want to re-do those first Goose Tracks blocks with the backing fabric floating under the hoop!
But right now, I'm still messing about trying to practice FMQ and watching every video I can find on that subject!