Once you have tightened the hoop, attach to the embroidery machine. Your image will be parallel to the top and bottom of your fabric.
In this Instructable you will learn how to attach an embroidery hoop to your fabric so your image will be stitched parallel to the top and bottom of your fabric.
Step 1: Align your fabric along two perpendicular lines
Lay the fabric you plan on embroidering on a flat surface which has two perpendicular lines, in this case I am using a cutting mat as my reference. Square up your fabric along a vertical and horizontal line.