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blanket-stitch

[blang-kit-stich] /ˈblæŋ kɪtˌstɪtʃ/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to sew using a blanket stitch.
Origin of blanket-stitch
1955-1960
1955-60; v. use of blanket stitch

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
1875-80
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  • This and other one-edged stitches of the kind are sometimes called "blanket-stitch."

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
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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