Both of my nephews (3 years old and 16 months old) love animals, especially lions and monkeys. Recently, I fused animal shapes on t-shirts and gave them to my nephews (as late Christmas gifts). Download the free lion appliqué pattern from AllPeopleQuilt.com, and purchase the Spring 2010 issue of Quilts and More for the monkey appliqué pattern. (If you can’t find the issue at your local quilt shop or newsstand, you can purchase Quilts and More online.)
I had so much fun cutting, fusing, and stitching that I plan to embellish one of my t-shirts using a bird appliqué pattern. If you’re planning a machine appliqué project, check out this slide show for machine appliqué tips.