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Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "edges the fabric" in the following sentence:

Depending on the look you want to go for, hold your felt sides together using a running stitch (where you stitch the thread in and out of the felt) or a blanket stitch: this is a looped stitch that edges the fabric as you go and adds to the homespun look and feel.

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    I assume it's the second definition of the verb here: "put a border or edge on" or "act as or be an edge of". – userr2684291 Nov 12 '19 at 9:37
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The most common way of 'finishing' the edge of a piece of fabric is to fold it over and stitch in place to form a 'hem', however this is talking about an alternative method, where the stitching itself goes over the edge (without any folding) so that the thread prevents any fraying.

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