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blanket stitch

noun
1.
a basic sewing stitch in which widely spaced, interlocking loops, or purls, are formed, used for cutwork, as a decorative finish for edges, etc.
Origin of blanket stitch
1875-1880
1875-80

blanket-stitch

[blang-kit-stich] /ˈblæŋ kɪtˌstɪtʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to sew using a blanket stitch.
Origin
1955-60; v. use of blanket stitch
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Examples from the Web for blanket stitch
Historical Examples
  • If a piece of blanket is used, finish the edges with the blanket stitch which is described in Chapter twelve of the book.

  • It is known as blanket stitch, and is used for the marking of such things.

  • The blanket stitch is a favourite for working the edge of flannel skirts or quilted covers.

  • Bring to school some article on which the blanket stitch is used in some way.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Work the blanket stitch all around four sides with the heavy brown linen or cotton thread.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • If desired the edge can be padded before working with the blanket stitch.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • The blanket stitch is used generally for blanket edges which are not hemmed.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Work a brass ring with the blanket stitch, using a strand of the wicking and sew it to one of the corners.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • The loop is worked from left to right with the blanket stitch the same as the bar of the buttonhole.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • Suppose you plan to make the block pattern of the blanket stitch all around the edge of the table runner.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
British Dictionary definitions for blanket stitch

blanket stitch

noun
1.
a strong reinforcing stitch for the edges of blankets and other thick material
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