This Tutorial shows how easy it is to align our large designs! It comes with designs in several sizes and formats to use as y ou follow the Tutorial.
Yes, I have done that for some designs. I do it if my fabric is rather flimsy and I don't think it will lay flat on the hoop. If it's a firm fabric, that isn't needed. Nut it never hurts! :)
Be sure you stitch the first design on the fabric inside the hoop. Then for the second design you float the fabric on top of the hoop.
Don' hesitate to ask more questions! I'm closing up for the night now, but I will answer tomorrow.