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Blanket stitch.

Blanket stitch can be used for finishing raw edges of the fabric, for joining pieces or as decoration. It is very popular to use for hand appliqué and in needlework. It has many varieties that can be adopted to all sorts of projects. As with every hand stitch you will do well to have a trial at a scrap piece of fabric. It will allow you to make sure that it is a right stitch for your project.  As a general rule the thicker the textile you are working with the thicker your thread should be. Evenness of the stitch is very important. It might be tedious at first, but when done properly it is a pleasure to see. Here is the collection of 12 variations on a blanket stitch I had an occasion to come across.

  1. Basic blanket stitchblanket stitch
  2. Whipped           
  3. Long and short blanket stitch
  4. Graduated
  5. Clustered
  6. Long and short clustered
  7. Crossed blanket stitch
  8. Half-cross
  9. Triangular
  10. “Chicken feet”  blanket stitch
  11. Double
  12. Knotted


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