Family like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. This is a digitized embroidery design file, it is not an actual fabric item. I have stitched this onto black Kona cotton fabric that was backed with a fusible interfacing to give it extra stability and crispness. I digitized this with 4 different color stops so that. if desired, the word Family, the smaller words, the heart and the border can each stitch as a different color. The stitched sample in the photo was done with only 2 thread colors. Color stops 1 and 2 are red, color stops 3 and 4 are light blue. Once the embroidery is finished, the piece can be quilted and bound to make a beautiful mini wall quilt, either for yourself or to give as a gift. It could also be made into an accent pillow or be included in a quilt that is based on family sentiments. The formats included in this file are .pes, .pec, .hus, jef, .sew and .vip. Sorry, but I CAN NOT CONVERT TO .ART FORMAT. I am not able to upload .exp format, but I may have it available. If you need .exp, please contact me so that I can provide a converted sample for you to try BEFORE purchasing this design. There are no refunds, returns or exchanges on this digital file. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY How to stabilize and hoop fabric in the appropriate hoop. How to transfer this design to your embroidery machine. How to operate your embroidery machine. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The actual size of this embroidery design is 6.83" x 11.31" (173.4 mm x 287.2 mm). Please be sure that your machine can accommodate this large of an embroidery design before purchasing.