Well, the proof is in the pudding, as they say, so I set out to ‘have a go’ at each of the options.
These are the options I had to try/choose from…
This is the version intended for those that want to organize and access their embroidery design collection easily and quickly.
Some ‘minor’ modifications can be done to the designs too like, resize, recolour and convert to your machine’s file format.
There is a bit more included too.
Not bad for a ‘beginners’ package.
Even the software knows you are just starting as it loads up the library and the tools that you will first need. Nice and easy layout to get around.
One thing I really enjoyed using and will be useful to me is the ‘stitch player’. This shows you how the design will be stitched in real time, or at a speed you prefer.
Check out this video to see this in action.
Pitched as the perfect place to personalize your ready-made goodies, this one has a few more bells, whistles and customization options available.
I particularly loved the quilting designs that were bundled with the software.
Cool that I can get to try these out before I buy the software!
The creative starting point. This one will allow me to do custom lettering and monograms as well as auto-digitize my own designs.
The proof is in the pudding so I loaded in a design, used the automatic ‘prepare for emboridery’ and then the ‘auto-digitize Embroidery’ feature.
Here is the result.
Pretty awesome – can’t wait to actually stitch that out!
Top of the line, all bells, all whistles and quick a few fog horns too!
One particularly exciting feature, amongst the miriad, was the ability to export my specially digitized design as an SVG cutting file ready to be used with my electronic cutting machine!
Now THAT is just brilliant!
Right, after a good old play, I had to resign to the fact that, as much as I convinced myself to save money, that I would want the full monty.
Imagine my delight, therefore, when I found out that it was available to buy on a 12-month payment plan! I genuinely don’t know any other embroidery software manufacturer that does that.
So, what next … ?
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