I learned such a great tip today from fellow sewing enthusiast Mariese that I cannot believe I never thought to do this!
If your frame requires a bigger piece of fabric than what you are working on, I always basted the fabric to the tear away stabilizer & then hooped it all together. Mariese taught me a trick today. As you digitize, just add a basting stitch frame around your design, then hoop only the tear away stabilizer & place your fabric on top (not hooped) and stitch! Make sure you move the basting frame to the start of the stitch sequence so it stitches 1st, and you are a for away!!
Now all you need to do is remove the basting stitch & you are done!