Last May I took a class from Claudia to learn how to multi-hoop one of her designs with my embroidery machine. This was my first time doing a pattern this large. I had to re-hoop the fabric eleven times to complete this wall hanging. I chose to change the border design of the pattern and I didn’t embroider the words on the pattern. I was able to line up the design for each hooping using Claudia’s technique for multi-hooping. I was amazed that my design lined up. My embroidery piece did not lay flat after I finished the embroidery work – probably because I do not have a lot of experience hooping the fabric and forgot to float the stabilizer under the hoop each time. I am just happy that I was able to push the right buttons on my machine to stitch out the design. Since my piece did not lay flat and – yes, I did iron it with Best Press, I quilted the piece with a tight stippling and the piece laid flat. Yeh! Instead of the 4 patch border, I cut strips of medium to dark fabric in 3 widths (1″, 1.5″, and 2″). Then I sub-cut the strips and sewed them back together to make a scrappy border. Can’t wait to hang the wall hanging up in the house.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna