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I recently inherited an embroidery machine (Bernina Deco 650) which I will
be giving to my daughter (12).  She wants to set up a little patch business
on ebay but we do not have software.

What software would be best for this purpose?

For me 'best' means, cheap, & simple, but still able to perform the function
of creating patterns for patches.  I don't feel we need a lot of options, or
18 million stitches for simple cartoon like patches.  I'd rather not pay for
something super duper that does everything (nice though it would be) and
have to pay thousands of dollars.  Ideally I'd like to find something
freeware, or open source, but know this is unlikely.

I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the matter.

Thank you
Sterling
92.5% Pure


Re: Software for Patches


Embird.

I have not used their digitizing software much. I prefer Wilcom but I hear
it has become quite workable and the price is quite cheap.

The basic Embird parts are excellent!


I recently inherited an embroidery machine (Bernina Deco 650) which I will
be giving to my daughter (12).  She wants to set up a little patch business
on ebay but we do not have software.

What software would be best for this purpose?

For me 'best' means, cheap, & simple, but still able to perform the function
of creating patterns for patches.  I don't feel we need a lot of options, or
18 million stitches for simple cartoon like patches.  I'd rather not pay for
something super duper that does everything (nice though it would be) and
have to pay thousands of dollars.  Ideally I'd like to find something
freeware, or open source, but know this is unlikely.

I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the matter.

Thank you
Sterling
92.5% Pure



Re: Software for Patches



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Embird and it's digitizing plug-in, Embird Studio.  Not dirt cheap but very
good.  There is somewhat of a learning curve to digitizing, but there are
tutorials in the program and on the web.  I don't know of any freeware that
will do what you want.  The Bernina Deco is not a professional level machine
and may or may not stand up to heavy use.  I have a Brother machine that is
(as I recall when I bought it) pretty much a clone and it works well, but I
don't make heavy use of it.

Good luck!

Iris



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