Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
sewing technique in which fabric patches are layered on a foundation fabric, then stitched in place by hand or machine with the raw edges turned under or covered with decorative stitching. From the French appliquer, "to put on," applique is sometimes used to embellish clothing or household linens. Like patchwork (piecing), it is a method of constructing or embellishing quilts. (See quilting.)