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Quilt labels on embroidery machine help needed

Old 12-26-2015, 06:25 AM
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Default Quilt labels on embroidery machine help needed

I received a machine embroidery quilt label package as a gift and would like to use it. It includes only the frames. So now that I've experimented and failed I need help.

What font and what size makes for usable, READABLE, quilt label?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:10 AM
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There are fonts digitized specifically for quilt labels. You probably don't want to try and resize larger ones.
here are some that I have worked with:
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:59 AM
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Jolson has a lot of fonts that come in very small sizes. You get a variety of sizes so read the descriptions.

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Old 12-26-2015, 02:02 PM
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I've used the small size fonts built in my machines and used a purchased font. It takes some experimenting. I've found that sometimes with a purchased tiny font that using a thinner 60wt thread sometimes helps the lettering look better. I try to keep my embroidered labels simple, short and sweet so it's easier to fit the lettering inside the frame. Here's a couple I did with the built in font in my Janome 350 with a purchased frame.

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Old 12-26-2015, 06:08 PM
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I use the built in fonts in my machine which are available in three sizes. These can also be increased or decreased beyond this by up to 20% either way, as can the chosen frame (Janome 12000).
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:56 PM
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what kind of machine do you have. You'll probably have to work around that.
Cari, love your labels.
some machines, you cane all you want then resize it. That's what I do.
After I get my info down, I then resize it to about 3 x 4 or a bit larger.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:35 PM
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I do like Cari and Lynnie - figure out what I want it to say then add the frame. My daughter wanted to have names put on jackets and I stitched out about 6 different sizes for her to decide. You might want to try that with your machine. Pick out a saying or a few words then make them in different sizes on a test fabric. Then with a fabric pen write the sizes and style on it for you to remember which each one is.
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