whipstitching


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whip·stitch

 (wĭp′stĭch′, hwĭp′-)
tr.v. whip·stitched, whip·stitch·ing, whip·stitch·es
To sew with overcast stitches, as in finishing a fabric edge or binding two pieces of fabric together.
n.
A stitch made in this manner.
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Noun1.whipstitching - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
overcasting, overcast - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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If desired, further secure the tab by whipstitching the cut end to the headband (B).
Additional details include the whipstitching on the sides.
Kate Watsaw Ordway, an Abenaki woman, featherstitched around each piece in red embroidery thread, over the whipstitching. Twenty years later, Jennie Ordway, Kate's niece, assembled the quilt, using a blanket for batting (fig.