Machine embroidery can be a beautiful addition to your quilt designs. Use machine embroidered motifs in setting blocks or borders, or as parts of larger blocks. Quilt around the motifs right at the edge with a thread matching the background fabric, and the motifs will really stand out!
Cover machine embroidery motifs with scraps of fabric during machine quilting to prevent snags and wear on the embroidery threads. Use scraps of fabric anchored over the motifs with safety pins, and only remove the covers to quilt around the motif.