An applique is a small decorative piece added to a quilting block or a completed quilt. For example, an applique lamb could be added to a baby’s quilt or applique patches can be incorporated into individual blocks of a quilt. Appliques can be applied to quilts in several ways. Traditionally appliques are sewn to quilts by hand or using a machine. For a raw edge to the applique, the applique can be fused to the quilt before sewing the applique, leaving the edge raw for added texture. Other methods include reverse applique, needleturn applique, starch applique, or bias appliques.