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Names and Styles of Lettering

Click on any thumbnail of a letter style to see the full size representation of the stitched out pattern. All lettering can be moved closer together or apart. Individual letters can be stacked over each other, Stair-steped below each other, each letter size can be changed in the design. The letters can be bowed, curved, slanted, tilted, rotated, made into a circle and almost any treatment you can think of.

Two Color, Full Block - - Bold block with serif. Allows center to be one color and outline to be another color. Upper and lower case. Size: from 1.0 inch to 3.0 inch.

Full Block - - Strong block with serif. Upper and lower case. Size: from .3 inch to 6.0 inch.

Athletic Block - - Great for sweaters and sweatshirts. Heavy and bold with small serif. No lower case. Size: from .25 inch to 3.0 inch.

Roman Block - - Traditional Roman with slant. Thinner letter with full serif. Can be slanted to any angle including no slant. Upper and lower case. Size: from .5 inch to 3.0 inch.

Open Block - - A strong, non-serif plain block letter. Size: from .3 inch to 2.25 inch.

Melco Block - - Not quite as heavy as open block, still a bold, non-serif letter. Upper and lower case. Size: from .2 inch to .75 inch.

Mini Block - - for small pocket monograms and tiny applications. Can only be stitched from .18 inch to .75 inch high.

Block - - More compressed and tall, non-serif block. No lower case. Size: from .3 inch to 2.0 inch.

Tall Block - - Thin, tall non-serif block. Can be made thicker. No lower case. Size: from 1.0 inch to 6.0 inch.

Olde English - - Very fancy style. Looks like calligraphy. Upper and lower case. Size: from .3 inch to 3.0 inch.

Monograms: 3 Letter Fancy - - This is a very fancy script letter and center letter is largest. Letters are slightly diamond shaped, with or without one of 6 borders around letters. Size: from 1.5 inch to 6.0 inch.

Monograms: 3 Letter Point - - A block letter with serifs that fits into a diamond shape. A single letter or up to 3 letters works fine with this font. Choice of diamond, hexagon or oval borders or no border. Size: from .2 inch to 6.0 inch.

Brush Script - - Very nice script. Looks like a brush with different width stroke painted them. Upper and lower case. Lower case letters are connected like handwriting script. Size: from .5 inch to 3.0 inch.

Diane Script - - Very Fancy Script with swirls around capital letters. Upper and lower case. Lower case letters are connected like handwriting. Size: from .35 inch to 4.0 inch.

Freehand Script - - Not as fancy as Diane, but more than Brush script. More Condensed and upright capital letters. Makes a very nice 3-letter monogram. Upper and lower case. Size: from .25 inch to 4.0 inch.

Custom Script - - Semi-Fancy and more traditional looking script. Upper and lower case. Lower case letters are connected like handwriting. Good choice for Names. Size: from .5 inch to 3.0 inch.

Script - - More bold and less fancy than most of the scripts. Upper and lower case. Very readable and good where thread contrast is not as great. Size: from .5 inch to 6.0 inch.

Brody Script - - Very bold and almost plain script. Lower case letters are connected like handwriting. Extremely readable. Size: from .35 inch to 4.0 inch.


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This page created 10/1/97 by M.D. Smith and last modified on November 15, 1997 ©