Appliqué is a quilting technique which involves applying layering one fabric above another and
sewing it on. The term appliqué comes from the French word appliquer, which is a French verb
meaning “to put on.” Even though the word comes from the French, the technique has been
used in many cultures and throughout history, with the earliest examples of appliqué being
found thousands of years ago. Learning the uses and how-tos of appliqué will expand the
possibilities of quilting enormously for you. Appliqué is a versatile technique which is useful for
design options regular quilting can’t accomplish.