I have an 830 and want to embroider the June, July & Aug blocks using the Jumbo hoop. I have purchased the complete embroidery designs from Sarah's website and am ready to go, but I have several questions;
First, since I will be using the Jumbo Hoop do I need to mark and baste the centering lines on the fabric as shown when using smaller hoops? It seems that I should just be able to hoop my fabric with the stabilizer without doing that. Also, because I won't have to re-hoop, would I eliminate the the extra layer of stabilizer in the hoop (that would have the cross lines stitched on it) or can I just hoop a single layer of the OESD Ultra Clean & Tear stabilizer with my fabric and start the embroidery process? (Hopefully all that makes some sense!)
Second, even though I did read the instructions, I am not really clear on how to add the paper pieced borders once the embroidery is completed. I know how to paper piece. Where I am confused is how to get the completed embroidery lined up with the paper template so I can add the borders. Do I trace the lines onto the fabric before doing embroidery and then match the edges to the printed template? If not, then how do I know where to sew on the paper pieced borders? HELP!!! For some reason my mind is not cooperating and I just don't get this step...
If Sarah or anyone else can help with this I would so appreciate it!!! Thanks for any help.