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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I position a pre-embroidered design block in a frame?

First, find the center of the design and place a dot on the backside with fabric marker. This could also be done at the machine immediately after stitching the block. Some machines allow one to drop a needle. Most designs are set up so that the needle is in the center of the design at the start and finish of the stitching. After the design is stitched, place a piece of masking tape on the embroidery below the needle. Drop the needle so it passes through the tape. The puncture hole is the center of the embroidered design. To align within a Frame, pass a stick pin through the tape or the dot on the backside of the design block, then to the center of the stitched Cross-hair in the Frame. Rotate to adjust. Remove the pin before stitching.  If necessary, hold in place with temporary spray fixative or tape in place at the corners.