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From: CodyGramma
Date: 05-19-2005, 08:04 AM (1 of 6)
I need to freehand some lettering to embroider onto a project and don't know where to start. Is there somewhere on the internet that helps with this? Do I use cursive or printing?
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: MaryW
Date: 05-19-2005, 08:48 AM (2 of 6)
I guess it all depends on what you are working on and the size as well. The style should blend with the fabric and project.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: CodyGramma
Date: 05-19-2005, 10:49 AM (3 of 6)
Well, I still can't find anything on the internet helpful, so what I did was go into my microsoft word program and chose the largest size lettering I could, chose a nice script and printed it out! LOL I will try to trace this onto the fabric and then embroder it. Thought I would post this in case anybody else needs the same thing in the future...I think it will work! :re:
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: DorothyL
Date: 05-19-2005, 11:08 AM (4 of 6)
Codygamma -
I've done that.
Worked fine.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: natred2
Date: 05-22-2005, 03:40 PM (5 of 6)
I have done it free hand in the past, but it is a bit tricky (back in the day before I had a computer). Taking the font from word and tracing it sounds like it is much easier.
Thank goodness I have a machine now to do that...haha, I am getting lazy in my old age. my brother in law just asked me to embroider his name on one of his work shirts last week. I wold probably still be futzing with it if I was doing it by hand.
Don't be so open minded your brains fall out.
User: natred2
Member since: 04-09-2005
Total posts: 81
From: CodyGramma
Date: 05-22-2005, 05:09 PM (6 of 6)
It worked beautifully! I did end up printing the lettering out, then I scanned it and enlarged it so I could get just the right size!! It's all done now and I sandwiched the wallhanging yesterday and should get it quilted tomorrow.
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
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