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what software you all would recommend for a beginner to embroidery
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Date: 6/24/13 1:33 PM

I purchased this software but can not find any classes on how to use it anywhere. Think of trading it in but need your help with regard to find the best software for me. I have a Jamone 12000 -- so my questions are what software you all would recommend for a beginner to embroidery that it compatible with me machine.Thanks

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Date: 6/24/13 3:49 PM

This isn't a general software for embroidery. It's for quilters. And the software is third party and works with more then one machine. It sounds like you had an over zealous salesperson sell you something you can't/won't use. I would look up you local Janome dealer or where you got your machine and see if they have classes. Embroidery is so vast a topic it would better to take a few classes then someone try to explain it to you. No one should have sold you a $1,000 software being a beginner. I just looked into this as a quilter and saw the price tag and said no way. Didn't you get any software with the machine, at less the basic editing package Janome has for around $300?

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Date: 6/24/13 4:43 PM

Did you look here?

It does not matter what brand of embroidery machine you are going to use as long as the software allows you to select the embroidery machine format needed for the machine you will be using. And most do.

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Date: 6/24/13 7:40 PM

I know how you feel some of these software programs are really not very user friendly.
I would see if the dealer would take it back. If not see if you can sell it on ebay.

I like Buzz Tools ... very easy. It is an embroidery editor and some digitizing. I like it because you can really edit items pretty fast. Next I would choose Embird.

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Date: 6/24/13 7:42 PM

Ok after looking at decorative quilter.. you can get similar designs already made up on the different embroidery design websites.
Such as oklahoma embroidery or embroidery library.

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Date: 6/25/13 7:05 AM

Floriani has just released the workbook that comes with the MDQ software. I am not positive, but I believe that it comes with the software purchase, so you should get one. It will be like a class in a book! You should be able to follow the book step by step and learn to use the software.

I have played with it some and it is a really fun tool for quilters and embroiderers. It allows you to create your quilt in the hoop. It also is a tool for decorating quilt blocks you already have. You can decorate one of the pre-loaded 2000 plus blocks too, making them applique, crazy quilt, stipple designs, etc.

There are a bunch of lettering fonts, frames to create quilt labels, and premade decorative shapes. There is a lot you can do with this!

The designs can be output to a long arm quilting machine as well as an embroidery machine, increasing your sewing field substantially.

Until you get your hard copy manual/workbook, you can go online and use the online manual to learn how to use the software. It is really fun and pretty easy to use.

Hope this helps!

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Date: 7/4/13 3:52 PM

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I purchased this software but can not find any classes on how to use it anywhere. Think of trading it in but need your help with regard to find the best software for me. I have a Jamone 12000 -- so my questions are what software you all would recommend for a beginner to embroidery that it compatible with me machine.Thanks


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Date: 12/18/13 0:52 AM

If you don't have access to a quilting store with classes, you can go to Youtube and type in My Decorative Quilter in the search box. They have many instructional videos here.

Also, if you go to the Floriani website, there are webinars you can sign up for.

It is a great software program, but quite a complicated one. I hope you are able to more about your software through one of these avenues.

The more I learn, the more I love the software!

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Date: 12/18/13 10:40 AM

OP is MIA, so here goes a resurrection for anyone with a similar issue:

All software is compatible unless it states that is brand or format specific.

Most likely this cannot be traded in as once software goes out the door it's yours.

However, here are a few videos for this particular software that may help you.

Hooping can be an issue if you want the embroidery to go through the layers of the quilt instead of being just on the top of the quilt. I have had good results with a Magna Hoop.

I prefer to do a block top at a time (cut these a bit larger then recut to the size needed for the quilt) then when the quilt has been layered and basted, stitch through the layers with the sewing machine to hold the layers in place. You can do stitch in the ditch and/or echo quilting.

Watch the videos, take some scraps and test the features of the software. It sounds like an exciting software program for quilting.

If you want to do clothing and other items, then just a basic editing program such as Embird may be what you need. Work with the software you have first to see what features it offers. If you can open design files not included with the software, then you many not need any additional software.

For tips and techniques for projects using various designs Embroidery Library is the best.

When I got my first embroidery machine there was very little information on the Internet. Now it is loaded with sites that have tutorials and/or want to sell you the moon. At that time, sewing machine dealers knew very little about embroidery machines (I think they thought it was just a fad that would quickly fade) and zip about software programs. My son helped me learn the software and I taught myself about using the machine to it's optimum with books for the basics by Jeanine Twigg.

Take your time. It will all come together.



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