For special items meant to last for a very long time, such as quilts, ironing on the patch and then reinforcing with a few stitches is an effective way to ensure permanent placement..Heat seal to polyester/cotton fabrics. Do not apply to rainwear (waterproof), highly elastic, rayon, nylon or tri-acetate fabrics. Once applied, applique is permanently attached to garment and is washable, dryable and dry cleanable. For machine washing, turn garment inside-out before washing and drying..Appliques and embroidered patches can be ironed onto anything you can iron: shirts, jeans, hats, blouses, pants, skirts, etc. Make your backpack or tote unique! Think you are not creative? With an iron on you can create a new look instantly. It's soooo easy!.Appliques can even be added to paper using glue, or sewn onto certain materials, so this decorating concept is not limited to the iron-on technique.