I tried combining this Italian border stitch with other TAST challenge stitches today.the sampler-

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The details-
8. detached chain stitches are worked with Italian border stitches in the first row. Staright stitches are worked on either side of the Italian border stitch to form the sheaf bundles in the second row.

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9. Italian border stitches  are  combined with buttonhole stitches in these two rows.

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10. I tried weaving and then whipping these stitch rows in this section of the sampler.

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11. first row is a combination with wheatear stitch and the second row is done with fly stitch.

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