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Applique is a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto a foundation piece of fabric to create designs.

It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, e.g. Banner-making.

A famous example of applique is the Hastings Embroidery whose designs are appliqued onto the backing fabric using a variety of embroidery stitches.

Applique is also used extensively in quilting.

"Dresden Plate" and "Sunbonnet Sue" are just two examples of well-known quilt blocks that use both patchwork and applique to construct.

Baltimore album quilts[?] and Amish are famous examples of applique quilts due to the quality of their designs.

Types of Applique

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