One definition of applique that I saw, described it as ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto a large piece of fabric to form pictures or patterns. I thought that described it pretty well. Usually a column of embroidery stiches borders each of the pieces . Embroidery is often used throughout the applique design to add accents and details such as the pupil of an eye or stem of a flower.
High quality applique is essential to ensure the pieces are properly sewn so that they don't fray and cause holes. We buy a lot of our applique flags from Flagcenter in Richmond, Va. The quality is outstanding and their designs are classic. We recently got a new order of autumn flags and also some holiday flags, they were all the applique decorative flags. Here are a couple of the fall garden flags we got.
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Thanks for reading.
Josie and Marilee
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