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OnePinkHippo
« on: July 30, 2009 02:45:41 PM »

Hello fellow stitchers,

I'm doing a pillow for my cousin and I want to embroider her name, but I don't know what the best embroidery stitch is to use for words. I've used back stitch, but it kinda looks fluffy. I want a more sleeker look. Would chain or straight stitch work better? Or some other one I don't know of?

Thanks in advance!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009 10:12:56 AM »

I usually use either split or stem depending on the size of the lettering.

Good luck on the pillow!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009 10:59:25 AM »

I usually use either split or stem depending on the size of the lettering.

Good luck on the pillow!

Thanks, I'm going to look those both up like right now.

It's going to be fairly small, just a heart with Ruby (her name) and some cute baby fabric I found, plus a bell inside to make her happy.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009 09:42:15 AM »

I usually use either split or stem depending on the size of the lettering.

Good luck on the pillow!

So would you use split stitch for larger lettering and stem for smaller ones or the other way around?
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009 07:01:00 AM »

I would go with a split stitch.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 10:49:22 PM »

It depends on what kind of lettering you'll be using. I use stem stitch for cursive and satin stitch for block letters.
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