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From: lucyinthesky
Date: 03-11-2004, 11:32 PM (1 of 4)
im making quilt and am going to embroider the squares with words. can anyone tell me any stitches that would look good for that?
User: lucyinthesky
Member since: 03-11-2004
Total posts: 19
From: DawnLStewart
Date: 03-12-2004, 09:51 PM (2 of 4)
Hi! I find that for hand-embroidering words that a satin stitch works well (using 3 strands of embroidery floss).

Hope this helps.

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User: DawnLStewart
Member since: 09-15-2001
Total posts: 87
From: stitchmd
Date: 03-13-2004, 09:16 AM (3 of 4)
How thick a line do you want the letters to have? A satin stitch is good for a thick line, but an outline stitch, running or back stitches are better for a thin line. As always, your best approach to designing something is to practice on scraps and decide based on the results which one you prefer.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: MartySews
Date: 03-14-2004, 02:14 PM (4 of 4)
Do you plan to use machine embroidery? If so, I would look at the different fonts and decide which one to use. You may want to do some test samples. A running stitch with 3ply embroidery thread looks great for hand embroidery when using block letters or you can use the satin stitch for cursive writing. However, for a quilt, I would want to use an embroidery machine if there is a lot of lettering. Happy Stitching! Marty
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User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
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