Is there another name for blanket stitch?
The blanket stitch is a stitch used to reinforce the edge of thick materials. Depending on circumstances, it may also be called a “cable stitch” or a “crochet stitch”. It is “a decorative stitch used to finish an unhemmed blanket.
Why is it called a blanket stitch?
Blanket stitch is used as an edging stitch for appliqué and as a surface stitch. The name probably devices from its traditional use as a finish for the edges of blankets….
What is the best sewing stitch for a blanket?
The 4-thread overlock is the most commonly used serger/overlocker stitch. It’s a very durable and strong stitch and the best choice when finishing edges, especially these raw edges on the blanket.
When would you use blanket stitch?
The blanket stitch is most commonly used as a hemming stitch on the edge of blankets for finishing the raw edge of the fabric neatly and to prevent fraying. However it is also commonly used as a decorative finish, and we often use it on the edge of felt to secure layers of felt together in a decorative manner.
What are the benefits of blanket stitch?
Benefits : When using blanket stitch to sew the seams of a stuffie, there won’t be any “felt creep” because the needle goes straight through the felt from front to back. Because blanket stitch creates a thread outline along the edges of your piece, it can mask uneven edges and wonky cutting.