Answer to the other question, we have taken several Dakota Collectibles designs and converted them to applique. Particularly if large fill designs... we taken the water polo/ volleyball jacket back turned it into an applique and let the shading sew over the applique it looks great. The only difference to how we do it; we have a laser and cut them exact and just match it up to the outline. Digital Stitchz 905 Texas Street Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 426-9963 Phone (707) 426-9983 FAX Embroidery, Applique, Vinyl Lettering & numbers, Screenprinting & Laser Engraving Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:42:13 -0800From: suried@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [amayausers.com] Re: applique questionsTo: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Not stupid questions.If I am doing just a few shirts, I let the machine stitch the outline placement stitch. I then cut a piece of fabric that will cover it plus a little extra. Let the machine do the tackdown and stop the machine. I then trim the extra fabric away, put back on machine and let it stitch the satin stitch.If you are doing lots of shirts, I hoop a piece of fabric and I use spray adhesive (make sure to use far away from the machine) on a piece of cardstock. Stick the cardstock to the fabric and just stitch (you don't even need to use thread) the outline stitch of the applique. Cut or punch this template out from the cardstock and this is your template for the actual size and shape of fabric you need.Hope that all makes sense. Susan RiedlingerEmbroidery StationColumbus, OH ----- Original Message ----From: Darlene Weber <image_maker31@xxxxxxxxx>To: Amaya <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:33:58 PMSubject: [amayausers.com] applique questions I have never done an applique with the Amayas. I have Dakota Collectible set and was wondering exactly how appliquing is done using one of those designs. I guess I understand the tracing stitch it does, but how does everyone get the material pre cut to place when the machine pauses???? Is it possible to make a design in Dakota Collectibles an applique if is not already an applique??/ these are probably stupid questions, but I was just wondering! Thanks! Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.