Making Large Embroideries

By cutting an image into quarters, you can make much larger images. With careful registration, the border between each piece can be seamless. Ashley Kreidler embroidered one of her drawings using this method. She embroidered it onto thin fabric that she had printed with various textures.

Printed fabric for Ashley's project.JPG

Re hooping the fabric and carefully moving the embroidery file on the screen helps you line up each line and area.

Ashley's project, re hooping the fabric.JPG

Diligence pays off! You can only see the border if you know it's there!

Ashley's project, with a seamless border.JPG

The final piece came out great:

Ashley's project finished product.JPG

She remade the file in a smaller size. Halfway through the sewing, she switched colors. Because of how the machine maps the stitches, it is not a simple half and half with a clear line. Check out how it mixed the colors:

embroidery color mixing.JPG