this is a fabulous resource. every step of machine appliqueing is thoroughly covered--needles, thread, sewing machine bobbin tension, stitches uesed, etc., etc.--nothing you need to produce wonderful applique is ignored. and some of the information will also make machine piecing easier.
seeing what harriet hargrave can accomplish with a machine is insprirational. if you have shied away from applique because hand applique seems to take too long, buy this book and get busy. you will be able to produce such wonderful results that no one will suggest machine is not as good as hand applique.
defnitely belongs in any quilter's library.