If you are using very small or tiny lettering, be sure to use bobbin weight thread in the needle. Also turn off your machine's automatic cutter as it makes knots underneath. Nan
This is great info too!! There will be tiny stitching. Thanks you!!!
I'd add use a small needle #9 Can you get an extra one to practice on?
No, but I will practice on some thin cotton. I appreciate the small needle hint!! Thank you!!
Hoop 1 or 2 sheets washaway, then also hoop or pin your heavily starched hankie. Add a topping cover to assist in stability. Stitch to your heart's content!
If using any lettering, you want it to be from your machine or a really reliable digitizer. There's lots of crummy alphas out there that have poor underlayment (structure).
These are all great hints - thank you, Betsey - I am nervous about doing these 3 items! What type of Washaway is best? I have a woven type and the plastic type? I appreciate you help on this! Hugs!
When I make FSL I use one sheet of each type. On this project it probably won't matter, so make yourself happy.