I just embroidered a shirt with a muskie fish and the tail fin was partially cut
off. I ruined a Christmas shirt because of the problem. I downloaded the pattern
onto a thumb drive, I used Dakota Collectibles pattern, and it all looks ok
until it embroiders and goes to the one edge and just stitches over and over in
a straight line. Help!!
Which machine and what software are you using? This sounds like there's a
mismatch between the size of the hoop you told your software to use and the hoop
that's actually attached to the machine. My 4D software tells the exact size of
the pattern, so it not only lets you pick the right hoop but also lets you
measure on the piece *exactly* as it will look. Alternatively, if you see that
it won't fit, you can downsize the pattern (to a degree of course). I would
start with making sure the hoop is right.
At what point (width / height) does it stop going any further? I mean, what's
the maximum width and height it did embroider normally? It sounds like there's a
mismatch between the pattern size/orientation and the hoop size. Like you're
trying to position a horizontal (landscape) pattern in a vertical (portrait)
hoop. It should still fit judging by your sizes, but maybe it's worth rotating
it 90 degrees just to try?
I only have a cursory knowledge of the Brother 1250D machine but it looks as if
it should process the pattern and show the required hoop size in black on the
screen, to the right of the layout part of the display. Do you see your 5x7 hoop
there in black (it's the largest that shows - extra large won't show there). If
your hoop is in gray (dotted) it means the machine can't the layout in that
I mean, I know it's basic, just thought it's best to double check the basics.
See if you can confirm the hoop size and perhaps try to rotate the layout (and
the piece of course) 90 degrees to try if it runs that way.