Stitching a name on fabric
Hi, I frequent some of the other forums but I have an embroidery question that I hope someone can answer.
I'm planning to make quillows (a quilt that folds into a pillow) for Christmas gifts this year.
I would like to each child's name outside the pocket in red embroidery thread. I have never done this before, and I do not have an embroidery machine. I thought I'd locate some tracing paper at the sewing store, tracing the letters onto the fabric, and, using a simple embroidery stitch (backhand? chain stitch?) stitch over the markings with red embroidery thread. I think I can print a page with the name in a huge font and trace that onto the paper.
1. Are there any problems with my technique?
2. What type of embroidery stitch would be best, and how many threads do I use?