Attach the hoop onto the machine, and load the first
embroidery file labeled with an "a" (not the dieline files).
Use a 75/11 sharp sewing needle instead of an
embroidery needle. The sharp sewing needle has a finer point, and it
will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.
Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider
will be a dieline (or outline stitch). This marks the area on the
stabilizer where the fabric piece will be placed.