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Applique is a fancy sewing term that means: a cutout decoration sewn onto a larger piece of material. An applique in the world of Memory Quilts is typically a piece of your treasured memory that will not fit into the "standard" quilt design chosen. Here at MQMB we don't discard it, we applique it! It takes additional time to cut the fabric and sew these patches or small blocks onto the quilt. But, in many cases it adds to the beauty and interest of the quilt! It makes the quilt extra special! Examples are:
  •  Small logos from the front of a t-shirt onto the large block that contains the back of the t-shirt.
  • Ties
  • Bib overalls 
  • Christmas stockings
  • Aprons
  • Baseball or soccer patches
  • Boy Scout and Girl Scout patches
  • Varsity and Junior Varsity letters
Some pictures of beautiful appliques:

Beautiful nature patches were added to this quilt!

Junior Varsity Soccer letter-pin and all!

Varsity letters!

This was an apron that Rob wore often. I appliqued it to a red knit shirt.
A favorite apron!

Favorite suspenders were added to this Memorial Quilt

Overalls-front an d back!

The small Mickey Mouse logo from another shirt was appliqued onto this block.
Mickey Mouse logos-Now they can play Where's Mickey?

A favorite tie