The Grand Dream Hoop

Posted by Carina Thavelin

The Grand Dream Hoop is a turnable hoop, this means that the embroideries you sew are in two halves and you sew side A and then turn it 180 degrees and sew the other half, side B. There are several beautiful embroidery collections created for this hoop and you can create your own in the software. It is also a perfect hoop for just combining several smaller embroideries in the hoop so you don’t need to re-hoop as much.

Here are some tips when using this hoop:

  • There are two screws to tighten the hoop, one on each side, make sure you tighten them equally. Otherwise the hoop will be skewed and it will be hard to make the embroideries match up when you sew the second side. (See arrows in picture)
     
  • If you create embroideries for this hoop yourself, there is a 30mm overlapping area to consider. No part of a design can cross from one side over to the other. (See red area in picture)
     
  • You can use the 6D software to create larger designs and have them split in the program. I like to use the 6D Design Aligner where you can decide where you want the design to be split.

When you buy the creative grand dream hoop, you get a gorgeous medallion design that I really love. I have embroidered it in gold on the bodice of a black dress, unfortunately it has become a UFO hanging in my sewing room, but now I am inspired to finish it!

Back to the sewing machine! Have a nice weekend!

//Carina

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Comments
Rigina
Hi...Was so excited to get the dream hoop until I get the "color block error" I checked one of your designs and its sitting right on the middle divider section, so I place my designs the same way, but get this error. Is there a tutorial for making your own designs using the dream hoop. Sooooo frustrated.

"If you create embroideries for this hoop yourself, there is a 30mm overlapping area to consider. No part of a design can cross from one side over to the other. (See red area in picture) ". Does this mean nothing can be in the center area? What if I have a letter on the left side that slightly enters into the red area, but doesn't jump to the other side? And the next letter (for the right side) is slightly in the red area and continues into the right side? Are these no-no's? Look forward to your help. Thanks.
6/5/2016 2:08:20 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Kim,
The monthly projects only have the embroidery files available that month so make sure you visit and download the files when they are available.
Best Wishes
2/8/2016 3:21:10 AM

Kim
I would love to try the project from March 2015 as I just bought a Grand Dream Hoop, but the download link is not available. I have tried another internet browser as well.
This is where I am trying to get the file to make the project:
http://www.pfaff.com/en-us/inspiration/pfaff-blog/march-2015/March-2014-Free-Sewing-Project-Grand-Dream-Wall-Ha

If anyone out there can help to solve this problem, I'd greatly appreciate it. :)
Thank you
12/6/2015 9:27:54 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Jill,
Since the Grand Dream Hoop is turnable, it needs to have that overlapping area in the center and the design needs to be split.
Unfortunately there is no other way of doing it.
10/20/2015 9:37:08 AM

jill scott
is there away to use the dream mega hoop that you can remove the middle area so it is one design. For example if you want to put a heart right in the middle if the design. Thanks for your help!
9/14/2015 12:59:04 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Cynthia,
The embroidery 100476003 was part of the Monthly Project and available as a free download during March.
Unfortunately it is not available on MyEmbroideries but it is part of embroidery collection #476 Garden of appliqúe, that you can find at your dealer.
Best Wishes
5/8/2015 3:40:57 AM

Cynthia Flynn
Where is the design 100476003? It is not on the Grand Dream Wall hanging page and I can't find it in My embroidery. I asked at the dealer and they suggested my embroidery. Thanks for your help.
5/7/2015 4:59:24 PM

Paula
I am trying to download the project for March, the Grand Hoop design project & it keeps coming up with an error, any suggestions, I normally am always able to do this. I have a windows 7 & windows 8 computer & it won't let me do it, on either.
Thank you kindly,
Paula
Tri-State Sew & Vac., Inc.
PFAFF Dealer
3/6/2015 8:19:18 PM

Kathleen Lamb
I tried using the links with Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox. I got the same error message in each browser for both links and cannot download the files.

The project looks lovely, and I appreciated your clear explanation of the Grand Dream Hoop!
3/6/2015 3:21:10 AM

L. Fletcher
Thank you for fixing the files. I was able to dowload them this evening!
3/5/2015 9:22:06 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi,
We cannot see that there is any problem with the links.
If you have problems we recommend trying a diffrent web browser.
3/4/2015 8:56:06 AM

L. Fletcher
The March free embroidery design download and instructions
Links do not work:
"The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable."
3/3/2015 8:17:38 PM

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