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see embroideryembroidery,
ornamental needlework applied to all varieties of fabrics and worked with many sorts of thread—linen, cotton, wool, silk, gold, and even hair. Decorative objects, such as shells, feathers, beads, and jewels, are often sewn to the embroidered piece.
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; needleworkneedlework,
work done with a needle, either plain sewing, mending, or ornamental work such as embroidery, quilting, smocking, hemstitching, fagoting, some kinds of lace making (see lace), patchwork, and appliqué.
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An accessory decorative feature applied to a structure. In ornamental work, one material affixed to another.
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(graphic arts)
A decoration or ornament made by cutting out and attaching one piece of material to the surface of another.
A combination of lenses that provides for the same focal length at three or more wavelengths.
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1. An accessory decorative feature applied to an object or structure.
2. In ornamental work, one material affixed to another.
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* 7" square of print cotton fabric & fusible web (applique)
To make the hood, position one to four eyebrow appliques over each eye opening (see picture on page 100); stitch 1/4 inch ftom the edge.
* If using the trapunto panel for a quilt, the area where the points align in the applique design center may cause the fabric to pucker.
6 Referring to Applique Placement Diagram, arrange bias stems seam side down and applique patches H-T in alphabetical order as shown.
Sandwiching a layer of batting between 2 layers of flannel creates adorable, dimensional puppy appliques; decorative frayed edges add even more fun.
Refer to "Fusible Applique" in Basic Lessons to prepare the B patches for fusible applique.
I have been in love with applique since I started quilting.
Dark pink print (applique, pieced blocks, binding) 1 1/8 yds.
Refer to "Bias Strips for Applique" on page 19 to prepare bias strips.
3 Referring to Applique in Quilt Basics, prepare patches B-N for your preferred method of applique.
Karen machine quilted a bubble and swirl design around the applique and a swirl and leaf design in the Nine-Patch Blocks.