My next thought was to overlay a lightly filled backdrop to showcase letters with thin column stitches that would otherwise get lost in the nap. This created a dainty effect versus a more bold effect of the embossed design."Hers" is a freebie from Sewweird newsletter.
In the hoop, patchwork quilt is another option since the Draw tool allows clear cut shapes that can be digitized automatically. Applique patches would be yet another option. There are so many other creative possibilities whirling in my head I can barely keep my thoughts straight.