Appliqué work in Kutch was developed out of piecing cloth together as coverlets or working out patterns by applying pieces of clothes of different colours and textures. The women of different communities have their separate styles, the most individual being that of the Rabari and Harijan communities of Kutch. The finest work is seen on the decorative hanging which covers the quilted materials. Every bride had to have at least there appliqué pieces for her collection of clothes. Articles for daily use which were in constant use were strengthened by the decorative patch work. The colours are principally brown or black with slight use of pieces of Mashru, tie and dye and single colours of bright green, yellow, orange, red and white.
The finest and slightest work known as patch work is done by the Danetah Jats of the village Thal, who makes stripes of changeable colours and designs to decorate stretched out pillows. The stripes are unbelievably tiny and pointed pieces rather than triangular and embroidered with buttonhole stitches and colourful criss-cross edgings. Wall hangings and a variety of other objects for daily use find a steady market.