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Date: 2/25/13 11:16 AM

I know I'm late to the party for this. I have a desire to digitize quilt stippling designs. Are people still using this? I know of the limitations with this. And they aren't a problem. I have a high speed internet connection. Don't want to pay $$ to digitize lines.

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Date: 2/25/13 12:32 PM

I have Stitch Era Universal, which is the free version from Coleman and Company for a penny.

Or, you can download free.

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Date: 2/25/13 12:54 PM

There's where I was going to download from when I get home tonight. How do you like it? I also have Embird and Janome basic software.

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Date: 2/25/13 12:57 PM

I have found it difficult to work with since there are so many limitations.

Others love it.

For free it is worth a shot.

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Date: 2/25/13 4:05 PM

It's kind of like an old beater of a car: it'll get you from point A to B, but it won't be pretty. I had to deal with this program daily at my old job, and it works, but it's kind of a pain.

That being said, if all you want to do is make stippling lines, it would be my first stop. The free version has a stitch limit, but I'm sure you won't get near it with just lines.

If that doesn't work for you, look for an older version of digitizing software. It's a lot cheaper than the latest version, and any of them could digitize running lines.

Let us know what happens!

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Date: 2/25/13 6:00 PM

You can't download it have to get the cd not putting out money for something they don't describe very well.

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Date: 2/25/13 8:53 PM

I think you can still just download it free from here, maybe try and see what happens:

http://www.coldesi.com/stitch-era-universal-embroidery-digitizing-software.html

At least that is where I got it from. I think it would be good to use for and not hard to use for making just some outline quiliting designs at all.

I never used it much, and did not even try or test it out, for any kind of autodigitizing at all, and did not even bring up or import any bitmaps/vectors/graphics into there as any kind of template or anything, but did run though it in most of the manual digitizing methods once, and actually made blocks of stitches using all those manual methods, and those are about what you would expect from any manual digitizing program. And pretty much work the same way.

So if you already know those methods of doing stuff, from someplace else, (like all your other manual digitizing programs) then they pretty much work the same in any program, and in there too. If not, and it was your first manual digitizing program, then it would probably be a horrible toughie, and be maybe 2 or 3 hundred hours in, to even start get the hang of it for everything and it all memorized maybe instead, but they are all sort of like that too. Just single lines of running stitches would be pretty quick though, I think.
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Just remembered another free one, name escapes me right now, and reloaded this computer not long ago and did not bother to re-load that, but it's the current free viewer program produced by the people that make the Wings digitizing software I believe. So go over there and look for that one. It's not really ment to let you create your own embroidery by scratch, but does let you add in manual placed stitches, to any existing embroidery design. I got it to create a new design for me, just by bringing up a smallish existing embroidery design in there, deleting all stitches except for the first one, then just manually placing all stitches with mouse clicks after that. That would work, if you did it there that way too. Maybe someone else can remember the name of that free program?
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Date: 2/26/13 6:25 PM

Stich Era Universal will no longer be supported as of sometime this year. I think it is in April. That means you can download it but it is going away soon. It is a web based program so even if the program is on your computer it will not work.

There aren't a lot of options for free digitizing. I think sophiesews is a program that is free. You can also pay someone to digitize the designs for you if you can't find what you need.

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