Splitting a digitized design

Here is a pic of Andrea Whitrow’s son in a vest she made using my dragon design. Such a cutie!

connor whitrow vest1

Here are the directions I sent to Andrea for this design in her max size hoop:

This  front vest design will be split into 4 sections. Below is a pic of the design on the pattern, and another pic of the  4 splits with the necessary basting boxes and placement lines for re-hooping so you see how this has been broken up.

 

front

front splits

Notice in the center of the vest that there is a vertical line with a horizontal crossbar on the top and a V to mark the neckline from the pattern piece… this marks the bottom of the neckline for the center front. You want to draw this same line onto your bodice fabric.  You will need this line to place your fabric in the hoop.  (You can read more about this here: https://taoknitter.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/re-hooping-for-large-bodice-designs/ )

Here are the 4 separate files

#1

pt 1 left front

But in the hoop, it will look like this:

pt 1 left front in hoop

#2

pt 2 right front

But in the hoop, it will look like this:

pt 2 right front in hoop

#3

pt 3 center front

#4

pt 4 center front

Part #1:  You will start with “pt 1 left front.”  Below is the pic of the file and the placement lines in the file.

pt 1 left front in hoop

The center placement lines (the longer line with the crossbar on top) will stitch out onto the stabilizer first to help you line up your fabric.

pt 1 left front placement marks

Then, place the fabric onto the stabilizer (sticky back or use temporary adhesive spray) lining up your drawn line with this stitched line.  The basting box will now stitch, followed by the design and then the placement stitches for the next part.

Part #1 is complete.  Remove from the hoop and remove excess stabilizer.  Remove the first basting box but be careful not to remove or pull on the first set of placement lines.  Re-hoop the sticky back and the tear away for the next part.

Part #2:  You will continue with “pt 2 right front.” Below is the pic of the file and the placement lines in the file.

pt 2 right front in hoop

The center placement lines (the longer line with the crossbar on top and the placement crosses) will stitch out onto the stabilizer first to help you line up your fabric.

pt 2 right front placement marks

Line up the placement lines from Part #1 on the fabric piece with the new lines.  Use the points where the lines cross as your center points for each placement.  You want to be as precise as possible because this section includes split lines that cross the design parts stitched first. Finish stitching part 2: the basting box will stitch, followed by the rest of the file.

Part #2 is complete.  Remove from the hoop and remove excess stabilizer.  Remove the first basting box but be careful not to remove or pull on the first set of placement lines.  Re-hoop the sticky back and the tear away for the next part.

Part #3:  You will continue with “pt 3 center front.”  Below is the pic of the file and the placement lines in the file.

pt 3 center front

The center placement lines (the longer line with the crossbar on top and the placement crosses) will stitch out onto the stabilizer first to help you line up your fabric.

pt 3 center front placement marks

Line up the placement lines on the fabric piece with the new lines.  Use the points where the lines cross as your center points for each placement.  Finish stitching part 3: the basting box will stitch, followed by the rest of the file.

Part #3 is complete.  Remove from the hoop and remove excess stabilizer and all placement stitches.  Part #1 is complete.  Remove from the hoop and remove excess stabilizer.  Remove the first basting box but be careful not to remove or pull on the first set of placement lines.  Re-hoop the sticky back and the tear away for the next part.

Part #4:  You will continue with “pt 4 center front.”  Below is the pic of the file and the placement lines in the file.

pt 4 center front

The center placement lines (the longer line with the crossbar on top and the placement crosses) will stitch out onto the stabilizer first to help you line up your fabric.

pt 4 center front placement marks

Line up the placement lines on the fabric piece with the new lines.  Use the points where the lines cross as your center points for each placement.  Finish stitching part 4: the basting box will stitch, followed by the rest of the file.

Part #4 is complete.  Remove from the hoop and remove excess stabilizer and all placement stitches.

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