Applique



ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material.
work so formed.
a decorative feature, as a sconce, applied to a surface.
to apply as appliqué to.
Historical Examples

It makes an attractive finish for a hem line and also for finishing the edge in applique.
Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin

Like the bead work, the embroidery and applique found on many garments are added “to make pretty.”
The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao Fay-Cooper Cole

In the end they decided upon a white satin ground with an applique border of some conventional floral pattern.
The Girls of St. Cyprian’s Angela Brazil

In braid work and applique, only one stitch must be taken at a time, or else the work will appear puckered.
The Ladies’ Work-Table Book Anonymous

noun
a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
the practice of decorating in this way
verb -qués, -quéing, -quéd
(transitive) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
n.

1841, from French appliqué “work applied or laid on another material,” noun use of past participle of appliquer “to apply” (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).

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