Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
~William Butler Yeats
This little girl is so ready for her first day of Kindergarten. She needed a towel for rest time, with her name on it of course.
The project started out easy enough. I went to Five Star Fonts, purchased the Sassy applique font, and brought it into my software. I wanted the name large across the top of the towel, so I used my mega hoop. I did this towel like I have done so many others, hooping only my stabilizer and very carefully centering the towel on top with 505. The machine stitched out the placement and tack down straight stitches. So far so good. I removed the hoop and trimmed up the letters, and this is where everything fell apart.
As I put the hoop back on for it to satin stitch around the letters, the satin stitch was a good half inch below my underlay; a result of shifting when I cut out my letters. Oh No! The only way to salvage my project was to go to my sewing side of the machine and manually zigzag around each letter...the old fashioned way. Not at all neat or even, but the letters are on there!
My only consolation is the fact that Kindergarteners only nap until December.