Applique Stitch. A stitch used in applique work to attach one material to another - in reality a kind of buttonholing, but beginning from the left hand side, and worked towards the worker, whereas correct buttonholing is worked away from the worker. The latter stitch makes a knot, which Applique stitch avoids. The stitch is necessarily worked very closely over the raw edge of the applique material, to avoid fraying.

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