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What is "Appliqué" - Definition & Explanation

Appliqué is a sewing technique in which fabric shapes, lace or trim, are sewn onto a foundation fabric to create designs.
A cutout surface decoration that is sewn or embroidered to a larger piece of material.
A decoration or design made separately then embroidered, pasted, or sewn on a fabric or garment. Often used on lace, leather, woven or knitted fabrics.
The ultimate form of artistic needlework, appliqué is the process of sewing something - usually a cutout fabric motif - to a garment or another fabric item for a decorative effect. Combine your imagination with this technique to create unique quilts, clothing and household accessories.
1) Decoration or trimming cut from one piece of fabric and stitched to another, usually with a satin stitch, to add dimension and texture. If the appliqué occupies a significant amount of the design, the stitch count can be reduced.
2) In Schiffli embroidery, an embroidered motif is usually cut away from the base fabric and then stitched onto the finished product.
A cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material.
Apparel decoration application created when material is cut out and sewn, embroidered or pasted onto another material.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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