for binding edges together, especially in rug making. The rug binding stitch is also referred to as the plaited edge stitch. This is because it is an excellent stitch for working edges. It is recommeneded that the canvas be folded at the edges for this stitch. Three diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch. Clicking on the PRINTABLE VERSION icon, located at the end of the series of diagrams, will direct you to the page to print these instructions.
Rug Binding Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, follow the red arrows up and around - twice - and bring the needle through the stitch, as illustrated. Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
Rug Binding Stitch (Diagram 2):
Once the needle has been brought through the stitch, begin the next stitch by following the above diagram to B. Now, continue on to Diagram 3...
Rug Binding Stitch (Diagram 3):
This diagram illustrates how a series of rug binding stitches should look when complete.