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What is "Underlay Stitch" - Definition & Explanation

A stitch laid down before other design elements to help stabilize stretchy fabrics and tack down wales or naps on fabrics such as corduroy, so the design's details don't get lost. May also be used to create such effects as crowned, flat, raised areas in the embroidery, depending on how they are laid down.
Stitches laid down before other design elements to help stabilize fabrics.

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