Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thread-u-cation Thursday: Whipped Running Stitch
The Whipped Running Stitch provides a decorative line on fabric and has a rope-like twisted pattern. It may look complicated but this twisted stitch is very, very easy. Made with 2 threads (I've used a Sunflowers Size 8 and a True Blues Size 12 for the whipping above), the change in scale of the threads still gives it a solid linear look.
Here's how I make my Whipped Running Stitches: Stitch a Running Stitch with the heavier thread (Size 8) to create a line on the fabric. When you've made it the length you want, bring the needle and thread to the back of the quilt, knot it, and snip. Now take the second thread (Size 12) and bring the needle up at point A which is the same spot as where the Size 8 thread began. Slip the needle under the right side of the first Running Stitch, making sure to NOT pick up any fabric, and draw the needle and thread under the stitch.