by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Here's the first part of the split design from Kara's Kreations, I am afraid to take it out of the hoop, I really haven't a clue how to join the next piece on !! I know there are marks in red, and the next part starts on the top mark, but I can't think how to re-hoop and get it in the right place! I must be losing my grip at last !!

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by PIGNADA 15 Apr 2013

It is a great work very beautiful. Take your time to think about all details what you have to do for the second part, note them on a paper in order to make no fails and go on. You will be proud with your work and we too. Amitiés de France;

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

It's finished, up the top of the page! And I really am pleased with myself, thank you for your comments.

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by justonlyme 14 Apr 2013

What a beautiful design. I don't know as I have ever looked at that one. I have never done a split design where everything had to line up. You are doing great, so you'll get it. PMA--positive mental attitude!! You can do it!! :)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

All done !!

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by rsloan 14 Apr 2013

Apr 14, 2013 -- Can't wait to see the whole thing - be brave!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

All finished, hope you like it !

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by rgotter 14 Apr 2013

SO pretty! I would be terrified of messing something up too. I'm sure you will figure it out.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

I finally got there, I worried for nothing!

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by blueeyedblonde 14 Apr 2013

beautiful!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much.

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by capoodle 14 Apr 2013

This is stunning so far. How big will the finished design be?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Now it is finished, it's roughly eight and a half inches square, thank you for your comments.

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by highlandermom 14 Apr 2013

This is beautiful and excited to see this finished you can do it. You got this far.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Thank you. Doing that part was nothing, I just had to keep changing the threads and bobbins, and wait for it to finish. Then I started to worry about the final part, which only takes just over half an hour, but I'm getting less worried about it now, and longing for the morning to come, to see if I can do it properly !

cfidl by cfidl 14 Apr 2013

waiting patiently for your good result!

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by sandralochran 14 Apr 2013

This is lovey Good luck with the next part

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Thank you. I need all the luck I can get ! I must admit to being a bit nervous about finishing it !!!

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by gerryvb 14 Apr 2013

it's beautiful !

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Thank you, almost finished!

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by mops Moderator 14 Apr 2013

If you want a visual illustration on the excellent instructions below go to KOdesign (see link below) or to Emblibrary to name just a few.
Lovely design, adding the second half will make it spectacular!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Thank you. I've had a look at ko designs, and it certainly makes it easier to understand. I've printed off the designs, and hope I can get it right tomorrow. I've got a bit more confidence now, and I am grateful for all your help.

jburtonbr549 by jburtonbr549 14 Apr 2013

Thanks, I needed this, too. Hope to try it soon!

PIGNADA by PIGNADA 15 Apr 2013

thank you very much for the link. Amitiés de France

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by pldc 14 Apr 2013

this is just beautiful, I can't wait to see the finished product! I agree Sharon has terrific instructions here

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Yes, Sharon certainly explained it in full, she's got some patience! If I get this finished to how it should be, I'll do some of the others that have ended up in the bin !!

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by rescuer Moderator 14 Apr 2013

It looks great! I hope you find a way to finish it. Perhaps you should just have your son show you how to place it. Different people read instructions in very different ways. Wish I could help.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Thank you, I'm going to try the way that sharonleekesner has kindly written about, when I've had a good nights sleep !!

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by muflotex 14 Apr 2013

very well done, crossing my fingers that you get it workedout.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Keep them crossed please!

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by sharonleekesner 14 Apr 2013

When I do a design like this I use a removable marker or tape to mark horizontal and vertical lines for the centers, all the way from one end of the design to the other. Like a big cross. I also print out both designs on clear translucent sheets. I use the black and white feature on the printer, not color, but you can use color. If you have printed out your designs then lay the first one over the design you have just sewn out. Take the other print and re-mark the center lines to make them bolder and take a sewing machine needle or very large needle and poke a hole in the very center, where the two lines meet. Lay your second printed out design where it belongs to match the sewn out design.. Take your time and move it around until it looks just like the picture. Sometimes I have to cut some of the paper around the design and this is the reason you have remarked the centers. When the printed out design is perfectly matched to the sewn out design, pin it or tape it into place. Use a removable marker and touch in up and down to the hole you made in the center of the design. Take a ruler and lay it across the vertical line, using your marker, extend the lines, top and bottom. Then do the same horizontally. Remove the printed design and using a ruler, extend the lines to the center dot, making sure they match up. Re hoop matching the lines and centers you have drawn. Don't thread your machine. Touch your machine buttons to see if your needle goes to the center. If not, move the needle until it is centerd. Now touch your thread plus button, just like you were sewing out the design. You can turn the speed all the way down and do this too. Slowly advance your stitches to see if they match your sewn design. If not, either re hoop or move the design with your machine. I have done this for years and never have a problem. Be sure to put your design back to the beginning after having advanced the stitches. Be brave, best of luck.

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muflotex by muflotex 14 Apr 2013

wow you make it sound so easy - Pat be brave

pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

I've read this through, and think I've got it!I won't attempt it tonight, I'll feel better after a good nights sleep, and see if I can make some headway in the morning! I'll be sure to let you all know!

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by drh2276 14 Apr 2013

Very pretty! Doesn't she provide any instructions on how to sew the second half? Actually it looks like a whole design just as it is!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

I'm going to check her e-mail, and if she has given me instructions, I'm going to feel a right fool !!

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by devon 14 Apr 2013

Great work so far, keep it up!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

I'll try ! Thanks !

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by noah 14 Apr 2013

So far so good i to am trying to learn this and i think when you go to start it next time it will sew out the line?Then i put one line on top of thee other??Thats how my machine does it ??

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Read that long message above, you might get to do it before I do !!

noah by noah 14 Apr 2013

yes i to use Sharons tape that really helps

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by asterixsew Moderator 14 Apr 2013

well done on being half way there. God luck with part 2. Don't think you are loosing your marbles at all. I expect its taken a while to get this far so have a break and return later, then you will no doubt have sorted out the next stage. It is a beautiful piece of work

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Hi Caroline, I had two hours break, and watched the semi final at Wembley, wasn't pleased that Chelsea lost, but there you go, you win some, you lose some, bit like me and my embroidery !! Still haven't worked it out though! But what I might try, is mark the material where the arrow is on the frame, on the right hand side, and try and get the needle right on the start of the mark at the top, are you with me? Oh dear, decisions, decisions !!!

brendalea by brendalea 14 Apr 2013

Smart idea to walk away for a while then maybe go back and read how to do it over again then go for it. Lots of luck.

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by oaro 14 Apr 2013

looks very

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Nice?? Complicated ?? Whatever you meant to say, thank you!

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by basketkase 14 Apr 2013

How gorgeous......Kara is one of my favorite designers!! Great stitchout! Wish I could help you with the placement, but I have not had any experience with rehooping (only when I mess one up..LOL)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Hi, I am so pleased with it so far, 42,960 stitches, 133 minutes, and I am toying with the idea of not putting the second part on, for fear of messing it up ! But I know my son will tell me off for being a coward, so I'm hoping I can get it right !!

asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Apr 2013

Pat you could always suggest that he sews out part 2

pat111otter by pat111otter 14 Apr 2013

Not likely !! He WOULD mess it up !!!

brendalea by brendalea 14 Apr 2013

If he messes it up you can rag on him!!!

jenniferjean by jenniferjean 14 Apr 2013

I agree with Sharon but as a precaution, I stitch around the inside of the frame to ensure that I get a true centre - also I mark the back of the design rather than the front - you will manage it OK if you go slowly - Good Luck

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