During the Jacobean time embroidery was at its pinnacle. Appliqué is nothing but a type of surface embroidery popular during that era.
Appliqué was made by sewing the desired design on the fabric. It was essentially a technique in which the top layer of the fabric was sewn to the bottom layer of the fabric. A particular kind on needle was used to do this type of embroidery. Many designs were popular as appliqué designs.
Birds, flowers, branches of trees, vines, leaves, etc were some of the commonly made designs using the appliqué technique. Also, different color combinations were used to make the design look appealing and livelier. This type of embroidery could be done on any household thing. However, it was mostly done on quilts, clothing, bed panels and cushions.