Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blanket Stitch

I want to talk about the blanket stitch, it is the stitch that I'm using while I make my penny rug. As you might guess, it is the stitch found on the satin edging of a blanket, and very easy to do. I drew the graphic for to mechanic to this embroidery, 3 easy steps and then repeat.....

Be aware and well informed, the blanket stitch uses twice the amount the plain running stitch would. Buy a lot of your colors! My bags are quart size.


Once done....it becomes a real asset to the piece.



Alright, I found my thread at a yard sale. C&G Design


7 comments:

tina said...

Very easy instructions! I actually get it!

lola said...

A beautiful stitch & so easy. I've used it before.

Jean said...

I like the blanket stitch and always thought it easy to do.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I think the blanket stitch is so great for so many projects! You were so kind to demonstrate it.

Skeeter said...

Oh, I have done this stitch many times not knowing it is called blanket stitch! lol...

Cinj said...

That looks really pretty. Embroidery is on my list of things I want to learn to do.

I got all of my yarn that I've been working with at either Goodwill or Salvation Army a few years ago. I'm sure I'll get through it all eventually, but isn't that just the best way to buy some of that stuff?

Dawn said...

Hi guys, I went out to look at a van today....full size and JOATS doesn't want full size, oh well.
Tina, I tried to make the instruction easy, I should of photoed the back of the work, the stitch has a spoke like pattern on the back.
Lola, this is a beautiful stitch and so functional.
Hi Mom, warm tomorrow, thank goodness.
Hi Melony, Your welcome!
Skeeter, you are too funny.
Cinj, Yes, that's the best way to buy these things, I almost don't shop for supplies anywhere else!