from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To sew with a buttonhole stitch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sew (something) using a blanket stitch
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What made Warhol sit half-naked before Neel, exposing his sagging nipples and tea-coloured truss, blanket-stitch sutures embroidering his torso?
Looking at the section " Gifts the children can make, " the pre-Wii generation was expected to know the difference between blanket-stitch and plain running stitch, and to be able to embroider flowers and leaves onto Hessian.
Any one who was not a practised needleman and machinist was handicapped for a time, until he fell into the ways of the through-and-through and blanket-stitch, thimbles, shuttles, spools and many other things he had once affected to despise as belonging to the sphere of women's work.
This and other one-edged stitches of the kind are sometimes called "blanket-stitch."
You can’t whack a chunk out and then throw a blanket-stitch in to join the edges.