As embroiderers, we are always driven to create a custom gift for new parents but it can be difficult to find time to create something special. For the new parents, there’s nothing quite like seeing the statistics of your new baby etched in thread on pretty fabric. Inspiration’s Word Art In Stitches has just what you need to put a smile on the parents’ faces.
Subway blocks were added as a free update to the software several months ago and I think many of us forget they are in the software. Let’s take a look. Open a new file in Word Art in Stitches and click on the Library icon under the Properties Box (lower right corner). Scroll to the bottom of the list.
Here you’ll find nine different blocks for baby, new home, wedding and more. Select the first one, Baby 4×4. Once the design appears on the screen, select it, right click and Ungroup.
It’s so easy to change the name, date and weight to customize the block for the new baby. Just click on the name and type the new name in the Properties Box.
Select the name, drag one of the side handles to stretch the text to fit the space. It’s that easy!
Do the same for the date and weight.
The block is 4×4 but you can resize it to fit your needs. Wasn’t that simple! You can use as framed artwork, a custom block in a quilt or as a quilt label. I’m sure you’ll find many ways to use the Subway blocks.
Remember to join me on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 CST on Facebook Live and YouTube Live to see gift #4 in our holiday gift making countdown!. I hope you had a chance to see gift #5 on Nov. 7 – it was one of my all time favorites! If you missed it, you can watch it anytime, check it out!