Backstitch Family of Stitches

This family of stitches is similar to the running stitches. Although I like the look of backstitch for linear elements, I tend to rely more on the running stitch in most of my work. For edging in applique, the backstitch does a better job. Running stitch does well for stitching the applique in place.

First photo: backstitch, double threaded backstitch.

DSCN0995This photo: whipped backstitch and Pekinese stitch.

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