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Mountainlove
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Date: 10/14/11 2:53 PM

I'm new to embroidering...seriously new. I didn't realize that there were Disney motifs available. And now I just saw that Brother has them on some of their machines (or at least one). I have a Bernina 730 - are the downloadable embroidery motifs compatible with Berninas?

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Date: 10/14/11 2:58 PM


The good news is you can buy a really reasonably priced Brother to stitch out the Disney on..
Guess you can imagine what the bad news is.. sorry.

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Date: 10/14/11 3:04 PM



Thanks!

I asked my Bernina Dealer about Disney motifs and she said "No, there aren't any. They are very protective of their designs." She only told me half the story. (I already have some thing to grumble about with her).

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Date: 10/14/11 3:11 PM

Yes, I wish you had come to the boards with your question before buying the Bernina.. although I am sure its fabulous for sewing.. But as you suspected when it comes to emb.. they don't play so well with others.. Very protective indeed.. and their designs are expensive. As you must buy in the format your machine takes.. but be sure and look around .. as you don't have to buy just from your Bernina dealers. you may find at some sites emb designs offered in the format you need for your machine..
But NOT the Disney.. to date. those are only offered on some Brother machines.
You can buy a magic box or such that will convert some cards/designs into the format you need. But NOT Disney.. I am sorry.. but as I said. The Brothers are reasonably priced.. and no harm in having a separate emb machine just for embroidery..

Meant to remind you to check our the PR archives.. Loads of info on all this there already. More than I can remember ..
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Date: 10/14/11 4:11 PM

Aw, thanks. I've had my emb. machine for nearly a year and haven't tried it yet. It's just been such a busy year. Plus, the lady who runs the shop (and the classes) is not a favorite of mine. Alas, I will sign up for the machine emb. class at the end of the month so I can get started. I'm a bit embarassed by all of it, but...well...that's just the way it is.

Thanks for your help. I've been diligently reading on PR. I don't know how I stumbled upon it last year, but it rocks!

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Date: 10/14/11 9:05 PM

Disney does make a "Taste of Disney" card that has a variety of different Disney characters, and I think that one can be used in non-Disney machines.

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Date: 10/14/11 9:45 PM

I purchased the Brother 780D early this year mostly because I wanted the built in Disney designs. This machine does a wonderful job w/them. However it did not have any of the recent Disney movie characters- only Micky Mouse Minnie, Pluto and Donald Duck.. No princesses but you can purchase them online. My Brother only takes PES format which can be tedious having to change format all the time. Only had one lesson and use it all the time. I would like to go w/a larger hoop than 5x7 at some point. Machine embroidery for me is an expensive hobby.

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Date: 10/14/11 10:47 PM

The taste of Disney memory card only works with Brother or Babylock (and very old Bernette 660 embroidery only machine made by Brother.) This card is locked so you can't get the designs off the card with software such as a magic box or PE Design software. For newer designs Brother now has the imbroidery website where you can purchase Disney embroidery patterns individually. The designs only work with select Brother machines and the serial number is needed. They are also a new format pen that converstion software won't open.

As with every digital product there are pirated copies available but companies are starting to come after not only the sellers but also buyers of these designs. I've seen several machines badly jammed with home made designs that were badly made and too dense.

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Date: 10/17/11 7:51 AM

When you take your ME classes from the dealer, ask about the ArtDesign/ArtLink software that should have come with your machine on a CD. If you did not receive it, you can find it as a free download at Bernina's USA web site. I am not sure, but I think it will convert almost all formats to the one our 730E machine reads. I have the DesignerPlus, so I'm not sure about the AD/AL basic software. I can (and have) purchase designs from anyone, anywhere, and in almost any format, and the DP software converts it to the format my 730E reads. You're not chained to Bernina designs only, but Disney is chained to Brother.

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