- to sew using a blanket stitch.
Origin of blanket-stitch
First recorded in 1955–60; v. use of blanket stitch
- 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
First recorded in 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
- a strong reinforcing stitch for the edges of blankets and other thick material
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