Whipped Running Stitch

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  1. Tracy Sloan United States Google Chrome  SM-G920I Build/NRD90M) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.137 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hello,
    Absolutely beautiful stitching! I am brand new to sewing and am doing a handsewn quilt for my daughter. I need the stitch to look great on both sides and very sturdy. I tried the backstitch but even being extremely careful it didn’t provide as smooth of a look on the backside I was hoping for. A running stitch isn’t as sturdy as I was desiring. I looked up and found the twisted running stitch. Is it sturdier or what would you suggest for a strong stitch that’s nice on both sides? Thank You!!

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Hi Tracy,
      Sorry that I could not respond earlier. I am not sure of the ‘twisted running’ stitch. Did you mean whipped running stitch or maybe twisted chain stitch?
      Either way, I can suggest you to try the Chain stitch. I am not all that sure if it will do the work for you, but it certainly is a sturdy stitch with the back coming out in back stitch.
      Let me know how it turns out!

  2. swapna India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I have just started learning to embroider from your site. I have a question: Most of the stitches which have a nice twisted/wavy effect – I am able to do this only when I leave the thread a little loose. I am wondering if I do that during wash/regular wear and tear wouldn’t the thread start moving away from it’s place? Sorry but I started only today and am glued to your pages 🙂

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Dear Swapna,
      Your question is very well valid.
      I can only tell you that it all depends on what kind of cloth you stitch on and how often do you wash it. Plus, it also depends on how loose you leave the threads. I would suggest not to leave the thread too loose if it is a fabric you wash often. Again, some practice and experience will help you understand how to use the stitches judiciously. Though this does not answer you clear cut, I hope it gives you an idea.

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