Quill Stitch / Alternating Buttonhole Stitch

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As the name suggests, Quill stitch / alternating buttonhole stitch is a variation of the buttonhole stitch. Simple and quick hand embroidery borders can be worked with this stitch.

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This is very simple and pictures are self explanatory. Stitch buttonhole stitches in opposite directions.

In first stitch, needle is pointing down.

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In the next, it points up.

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Down.

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Up.

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Finished look.

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