How to combine / group several designs
1 Print the designs with your digitizing or customizing program. Be sure to print it in actual size. If you would like to use the designs mirrored or rotated, mirror or rotate them with your program first and save them with a new filename.
2 Nearly all programs mark the center of the design at the printout. Make a cross horizontal and vertical (crossing at the center of the design). Do that with all designs you plan to combine.
3 With the help of scissors and a gluestick make a collage/combination of the designs. Your arrangement or design may vary from the one we used in the example, but the pieces should fit together similarly. Be sure that the horizontal and vertical lines crossing at the center are parallel (in the same direction)
4 Make small holes (with a pin or needle) at the center Point (M) of each design.
5 Mark a line longer than your design (the template) along the straight grain and in the desired position on your fabric.Position the template on your fabric or garment where you want to stitch the design. Use the line you marked before to make sure that the template is positioned along the straight grain.Then mark the Center Points , using the holes you made in the template earlier. Used bars of soap on dark fabrics do a good job.
Start your sewing machine, choose the design section you will be stitching first. The machine will automatically go to the center of the design. Now adhere the fabric to the sticky stabilizer so that the Center Point of the first design is exactly under the needle where your machine centers to begin stitching.
(Hoop your stabilizer, then choose your design, needle automaticly finds the center, and then you adhere the fabric)
7 Stitching the
Stich the first of your selected design. Now repeat Step 4 for the remaining designs. Be sure that you positioned your fabric along the straight grain.
8 Be proud about your own combination of designs