Hi--I have a Bernina 830E, am an embroidery newbie, and want to embroider text (name, date & place of birth, height weight, etc.) on the 4 borders of a baby quilt. I haven't invested in expensive designer software because I was told by my dealer my machine could mostly accommodate my modest embroidery aspirations (straitforward quilt design embroidery and quilt label creation). And that's true, I find I can do what I want to do seemingly without even scratching the surface of my machine's capabilities.
But I am currently stumped--the lines of text I want to embroider on the 4 sides of my quilt exceed the sewing dimensions of the largest hoop available. I have created two sets of files in a simple monogram software--one set with text extending beyond the boundaries of the hoop and another set with multiple text sections that fit within my jumbo hoop. But, when I import those files into my machine, I don't know how to break up the text in the single-file set and establish registration lines for continuing the single text design and, in the multiple-hooping set of text sections, the challenges of positioning the stitch starting and ending points of the lettering within a single hooping and then aligning multiple-hooping files for a seamless stitch out seem daunting. My machine manual and accompanying free ARTLink design software do not address how to break up designs into multiple hoopings.
I don't know enough to know if this undertaking is impossibly difficult without upgraded software and/or if I am just ignorant of resources (training videos, blogs, etc.) that could help me figure it out. I have searched on the internet but most how-to embroidery discussions are tied to specific software products costing $$$. A third option is, I suppose, to outsource it to a digitizer but I would first like to try to work through the issues and see if I can do it myself.
What do you advise? Many thanks in advance.