And then I saw a Brother ScanNCut at the Heritage Park quilt show last May. It was being demoed and sold in the booth across the way from the Chinook Fabrics booth where I was helping to demo Innova longarm machines. Very cool, scan in your image, scan in your fabric, feed in the fabric, and out comes the cut images. WANT! Except, I don't applique.
Luckily, I know someone who has one that was willing to let me play for an afternoon, and I cut the applique for this table runner and for another quilt.