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Ribbon appliquésRibbon appliqués
Ribbon appliqués are a known means for decorating garments, linens and other fabric products. Ribbon appliqués comprise stitching lengths of ribbon through a garment or other fabric article using a needle. On the side of the fabric on which the design is to be formed, each stitch of ribbon is looped or knotted. The color and configuration of those loops and knots form the pattern of the ribbon appliques. By varying the size of the knots and the length of the loops, complex three dimension patterns such as flowers, pictures and borders may be formed.
The ribbons are cotton fabric cut into ribbon shapes and appliqued onto the quilt borders and body of the quilt top. Sometimes the ribbon is cut into shapes to look like a tied bow around a bouquet of flowers or rippling around the border of the quilt or on top of the dress. Ribbon applique is used to form flowers and other shapes. The ribbon is stitched directly onto the dresses top by hand or machine. This ribbon flower is also used for hair clips for girls in different colors. The ribbon can also be ironed onto the quilt top or any dress or any item. This iron-on ribbon typically has a satin finish and adds an artistic sheen to the edges.
A ribbon applique is available in different designs, patterns shapes by using silk ribbon through a fabric backing. Stitches appearing on the front side of the backing create a pattern. The backing is trimmed closely around the pattern formed by the ribbon. The ribbon applique may be attached to a garment or a household item using reusable glue or other methods.
Ribbon has several ways to be utilized the ribbon appliqués if just sewn on any Prom dress makes it look beautiful or on the hats, hair clips, purse, cushions, scarf’s, frames, totes, or on any home décor itms.