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What is "Blanket Stitch" - Definition & Explanation

A decorative stitch used to finish an unhemmed blanket. The stitch can be seen on both sides of the blanket.
A closely spaced stitch that forms a line of closely spaced loops at the edge. It is used in embroidery for purely decorative purposes.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A cotton yarn that has been carded but not combed. Carded yarns contain a wider range of fiber lengths and, as a result, are not as uniform or as strong as combed yarns. They are considerably cheaper...
Biowash is a wet, permanent finish that is usually done before dyeing. It is also referred to as bio-polishing, and is done only to cellulosic fabrics. During this process, enzymes are applied to the...
A closely woven plain-weave fabric, traditionally made from cotton or linen yarns, and similar to canvas. NOTE: The terms "canvas" and "duck" have become almost synonymous and are often qualified...
A decorative weave, characterized by small figures, usually geometric, that are woven into the fabric structure. Dobbies may be of any weight or compactness, with yarns ranging from very fine to...
Abrasion test for fabric.. Fabric is pulled taut and rubbed in both the warp and filling directions, using a piece of cotton duck fabric as the abradant. The number of cycles, or double rubs, endured...

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