Blanket stitch –
- a buttonhole stitch with spaces of variable width used on materials too thick to hem
A blanket stitch is made by hand stitching, and traditionally works well to create a hem on blankets or other items made of fleece or felt.
The blanket stitch is one of the most popular decorative stitches used today. It can be created by hand or with your sewing machine to add visual texture and accents to your sewing projects.
The type of thread you select makes a big difference in the outcome and look of your stitches. One rule of thumb is to select your thread width and needle size based on the thickness and weight of your fabric. The finer the thread, the more delicate the finish, and vice versa.
Blanket Stitch Stats-
- Size: Length and width can be adjusted by your machine settings.
- Where to use: Appliques, quilt bindings, stuffed dolls, crazy square blocks.
- Supplies: A thicker thread can be used to draw attention to your stitch. These can all be purchased at your local quilt shop.
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