What is the difference between applique and embroidery?
Embroidery is the art of creating patterns and designs on a cloth using different color threads. It is done by hand or using a sewing machine. Applique, literally meaning “application,” is a patchwork technique, created by sewing one piece of cloth on to another to add dimension and texture to an existing cloth.
Do you have to use stabilizer when applique?
…for appliques attached with a paper-backed fusible web a stabilizer usually isn’t necessary. … Whether or not you need a stabilizer is effected by the type of stitch used to stitch the fusible applique, the weight of the fusible, and type and weight of thread.