I've always just sewn on simple, non-computerized machines before. But now I've treated myself to a Janome Horizon. (Really I bought her for easier FMQ and she's a dream, I'll have a grow a lot in my quilting to do her justice, lol!)
But she has alphabet stitches, too, so I'm now thinking maybe I could embroider my quilt labels. And am wondering (and not finding answers in my machine manual)...
Do I need to put stabilizer under the fabric for using a pre-programmed alphabet?
Can I use normal cotton thread (Aurifil 50 is what I'd have handy), or does it require special embrodery thread?
How do I make sure the writing runs in the direction I want it to? (And for two or more lines of text, how make I sure they are at the right distance and parallel???)
I hope someone can help! I'm usually good at figuring things out on my own, but this computer machine stuff scares the beejeezus out of me!! :?