"Applique" refers to a fabric object that has been sewn onto a background layer of fabric. Today's adhesives
make it easy. "Reverse Applique" is the opposite of applique; the top layer is cut away, revealing the fabric underneath. Our free patterns use both techniques.
Embellishment refers to the addition of any type of decoration. Add bling to tee shirts. Stitch funky fibers to totes and quilts to add interesting texture and color.