Originally Posted by KellyBanks
Yep, it's really easy. It has a bit of a learning curve with hooping onesies, but shirts/hats/bags are really easy! I buy my applique designs from a couple different sites. Most of them are .50-$2, so you really can't beat that. There is software you can buy to make them, but then you still have to take the time to make them. There are a lot of free appliques out there, too.
I'm looking at the Brother 770. I was thinking I would need the 5x7 hoop for some of the designs I've found that I really like. The cheapest I've found it is $600.