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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    In Paducah at one booth, a woman was demostrating how she made alphabet letters to machine applique on quilts. Her book had the Kids in the title. I can't find the booth business card and I forgot her name. :?
    Her method was printing out the letters in reverse and sewing through the paper on two pieces of fabric. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about. :D

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    Couldn't you do the same thing with clipart?
    You could Google the images, then print, then sew.

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    I am not sure this is the right one, but check out:

    www.homesteadhearth.com
    go to catalog, then in search type "font"

    this shows a CD where you "print, stitch and trim"

    I saw this and thought the idea was great, but you should be able to do this with any font/size you want using a wordprocessor, you could also then do decorative clip art as someone else had suggested.

    Print the letter(s) and attach to back of stack of 2 fabrics. Remember what you will be sewing will be the back side, so the bobbin will be the thread showing.

    I suggest pinning to the back simply so that you won't have to worry extremely if all paper doesn't easily tear away. I suppose you could sew on the top fabric if you wanted to. Then trim the top fabric to be the applique after sewing. taking care not to catch the threads.

    Wouldn't that work?

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    I can't get the font size big enough in MS Word. Or get the fonts in outline only format. I think I need the book.
    :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I can't get the font size big enough in MS Word
    The font size is unlimited in MS Word. Simply type a number in the font size box and set the margins at zero. Around 800 will give you a full page letter.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Or get the fonts in outline only format
    Print your letter in a pale color like yellow and then outline it yourself. If you outline the back side of the paper, the letter will be reversed automatically.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I think I need the book
    I think maybe you just WANT the book. :lol:

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    Thanks for the instructions. I don't use Word much at all.

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