There are a bunch of .99 designs now available.
While looking through them, I found a couple of fabulous athletic applique
designs that are perfect for using texturized vinyl.
The vinyl makes appliques look more realistic because they
simulate the leather used in soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, and
Applique (video here) is done the same as with any cotton fabric, but
there are some tips that make embroidering on applique more successful:
Use the smallest size needle possible. Start with a 75/11
sharp (thicker vinyl, like marine vinyl, may require a larger sharp needle). Vinyl
is pretty unforgiving. It will show every hole. Sharps will pierce small holes.