I had an idea the other night, and have been playing. I'd love to hang some scripture quilts in our new house. So, I picked a few verses, put them into a Word document, and made appliques. I'm going to show you how I did it. Today, I fused all the letters, and Sunday will start on piecing the background.
That's a lot of letters. And I just realized I forgot to reverse every single one of them. Somebody needs to write in red ink in huge letters on my wall - REVERSE YOUR LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You really can make appliques from almost any font, in Word. I have Word 2003, you may have a newer version, but it's pretty basic.
Open a new Word document. Type in or copy and paste your text. I copied a verse from my King James Bible Search software [free download].
When you're done typing, or pasting, click on edit [above the red arrow]. When the drop-down menu comes up, click "select all". This will highlight all your text.
Now click Format, by the red arrow.
This will open a small window. Forgive the next pic, I couldn't get a screenshot, the window would disappear - had to use my phone.
This is where the magic happens. Scroll through until you find a font you like, I prefer one that isn't too fancy. Click "outline", under Effects, where the lower red arrow is. It will change the font to just an outline!
Next, change the size. You can put your cursor in the size window, and type in the size you want. I chose 150 for this project.
Now click "ok", and see what happened to your type!
You can keep following these steps until you get exactly the font and size you want. I wasn't sure the size was right until I printed out the first page [only print out one page!] but it was great.
I like to type in the whole alphabet, and keep it for a reference. That way I’m not printing out pages and pages of letters, I only have to do it once, and I can use that printout over and over. On the printout, I write the font size and type as well. I'll be using this font and size for more than one scripture quilt.
I really shouldn't be sewing - I should be packing - but it's not like we have a time limit. We won't be selling our house right away, we have SO much stuff to move, and the house needs some fixing up. So...what did we do last weekend? We went to a neighborhood garage sale, tons of them. Because we need more stuff to move, lol. Mum went too, and she found some toys -
She's pretty serious about toys. We were cracking up about this picture. She's everybody's grandma, and when any kids come over, she's prepared for them! Not sure if you can make out the chairs, they're children's school chairs from the 50's, I HAD to have them. One is going to my best friend's house, we both have a thing about chairs.
Oh - about Mum - her liver is slowly failing, she needs to see a specialist, and her heart dr. called, there's something wrong with her mitral valve. More specialists. Prayers would be mucho appreciated.
That's all the news from Allie-land I think, I have no idea when we're taking possession of our new house, I just can't wait to walk you through it! It's double the size of our house now, I'm so looking forward to having some breathing room. I'll see you soon!