by sewtired 07 Apr 2021

A relative has asked me to embroider a name on a fleece blanket. I'm assuming that it will need a knock down stitch. I have a very old version of HV software. Any hints on how to create a knock down stitch?

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by dragonflyer 10 Apr 2021

Not sure if you have decided or resolved, but if you need any help with your knockdown or lettering, PM me and I would be glad to assist you if I can...

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sewtired by sewtired edited 10 Apr 2021

Thank you so much Kim, I know how you have helped so many others. Right now I'm waiting for the blanket to arrive. As yet, I don't even know what size the dolphin is that I need to work with. One way or another, I probably will give you a PM when I know more.

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by babash 10 Apr 2021

Couldn't add to my previous comment but you could also make an applique patch directly onto the Blanket with the name embroidered all in one.
That way you would have a better choice of fonts. Thick or thin.

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sewtired by sewtired 10 Apr 2021

Thank you, that is another good idea to consider.

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by babash 10 Apr 2021

There is a free Heart one on Oregon Patchworks. Just go to the search for free design and look in the Birds in heart shapes. There is a blank one free to download.

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sewtired by sewtired 10 Apr 2021

Thank you so much for your effort, but I'll just have to wait to see exactly what I have to work with.

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by graceandham 08 Apr 2021

I had a very bad experience with a thick, stretchy, cheap blanket. If it is at all stretchy, I would fasten down to that tearaway with temporary adhesive spray, so you have half a chance of a good result. And, as someone said, no wiry thin lettering. It would wobble.

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sewtired by sewtired 10 Apr 2021

Thanks for the advice. I've found some scraps of fleece and am waiting to see the blanket in person. Then I'll run some tests on my scraps and proceed from there.

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by pcteddyb 08 Apr 2021

I have seen free knock-down designs from a few places - I just can't remember where - I will come back and add if my brain cooperates :o)

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sewtired by sewtired 10 Apr 2021

Thanks. Not sure I'll be able to use prepared knock down stitches as she wants it curved over a dolphin already appliqued on the blanket.

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by toogie 08 Apr 2021

I have also used tear-a-way on back and water soluble on top, with success, as long as it's not a narrow satin stitch font. A knock down using the same color thread as the blanket, before you start the font would be ideal, if someone here could help you, though. I would if I could but don't have the know-how. Good luck!

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sewtired by sewtired 08 Apr 2021

Thanks Toogie, I will probably give that a try if I can find some good fleece scraps for a test.

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by malemb 08 Apr 2021

Depends on the font & letter size - you may not need knockdown stitching. Also, if it is just for identification, a stout block font looks great. I used HV’s 3D software to add a full name to a fluffy/furry blanket using the clear film type of heat-away stabilizer on top so the stitches don’t sink into the fabric, and tear away as the backing. The font used a fairly wide satin stitch. As I recall, the letters were around an inch or so in height. Turned out beautifully with white letters on brown twin sized blanket. Good luck.

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sewtired by sewtired 08 Apr 2021

Thanks for the info, that sounds like a good idea, I will have to do some experimenting.

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