Closed blanket stitch
This border stitch is another beautiful variation of the Blanket stitch. The closed blanket stitch takes the basic stitch and turns it into a row of triangles connected by a shared line.
Applications of the stitch
This is the closed form of the blanket stitch, and you will find them mostly stitched across the edges of the quilts. This stitch gives a very clean finish to the edges. Because blanket stitch creates a thread outline along the edges of your piece, it can mask uneven edges and wonky cutting.
How to embroider Closed blanket stitch
- Mark two parallel rows.
- Take the needle up at the top left corner and make a diagonal stitch down. Leave a loop of the working thread and come up on the upper line, forming a triangle.
- Make one more stitch down to the right and come up in between on the upper line, creating a left side of the triangle.
- Stitch down to the same hole and come up on the upper line right to form a right side of the triangle.
- Repeat the steps to finish the row.
Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider this beautiful variation of blanket stitch.
Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques page and choose the stitch you want to learn!
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