best way to make fabric letters for applique??
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Pick any cute font from your computer and print it out to the desired size to use a s a pattern. I use a fusible web, or light weight heat and bond. Iron it to the back of the fabric...then cut out the letters. Get a nice clean edge. And iron them on and stitch down.
Posted at 9:23 am Jun 28, 2009 EDT
Not sure how fancy a font you want, but if you have access to a die-cut machine, you can die-cut letters. When I taught Kinder, we did "rodeo" themed shirts. We used a heat and bond interfacing on the fabric, and then just put fabric square in the die-cut machine. They cut out perfectly, and it was very easy!
Posted at 10:17 am Jun 28, 2009 EDT
A good quilting book will walk you through butcher's paper applique. If you want a turned edge on your applique it will give you a wonderfully smooth finish but it is time consuming and will only work well if the finished item in to be lined.
Posted at 1:10 pm Jun 28, 2009 EDT
I would not purchase the Cricut if you want to sell items made from it online because at last check you would be breaking their copyright to use it for that purpose for online sales. I have heard rumors that they may change their policy, but it has not happened yet to my knowledge.
Posted at 6:24 pm Jun 29, 2009 EDT
Here is how I learned and a pdf with a couple of fonts already for printing:
Posted at 10:08 pm Jun 29, 2009 EDT