Teri, Using a triple stitch or a back stitch is suitable. I like using the back stitch.Stem stitch is good to use for flower stems.
This gives the design a hand stitched look.
Just be careful using the old patterns. They might still have a copyright on them.
Mops has given you a fantastic answer..
I also look at designs this way from my favourite designers so I can learn from them..
Big hugs from London
I downloaded a few of the free samples in the 'Feathered helpers' and the 'Veggie delights'. Then I opened one in Embird and had a look with 'Edit in Studio' - they used the redwork stitch for the 'stripey' bits: roses, leaves, bows, baskets etc.
I traced one of the flowers, used the redwork stitch, max length the default 3.5 mm, combined the bits with the tree-like icon and got the same result.
Looking forward to seeing one of your patterns in projects!
It looks like a combination of blanket and run stitches.
I haven't a clue - but will bump this up for you.
They offer free samples, maybe you could stitch them out and that will give you an idea of the type of stitch they use.