Question about Bernina embroidery software


Is there anyone on the list who uses Bernina software to create single
line quilting motifs? I purchased Bernina's Editor Plus Ver. 5 a
couple of weeks ago after being assured that I could take some line
drawings I already had and turn them into continuous line quilting
motifs. I've gone through all the tutorials and tried every
combination of query words on google to find an answer with no
success. The problem is that I was counting on it for a project that I
need to finish by mid October which is before the first class
scheduled for the product. Besides which, I already know how to do
what the class is concerned with, but I could nab the teacher for a
quick tutorial on what I want to do. My only other option if I can't
find an answer, is to start free motion stitching 36 odd different
motifs. I can't move on until I have these pieces finished.
It's possible I was given wrong advise and I really need the Designer
Plus or something else all together. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.
Diana H - Gulph Mills, PA
Reply to
PhillyQuilter
snipped-for-privacy@lyris.quiltropolis.com you might try posing this question to one of the Bernina embroidery forums
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I think you might be able to sign up here... or noodle around thequiltropolis site and find the right list
Reply to
KJ
Thanks KJ,
I've joined and posted a message. Hopefully someone there will be able to give me a couple of pointers, if only to say I can't get there from here.
diana H - Gulph Mills, PA
Reply to
PhillyQuilter
Whilst we're on the subject of the Embroidery module and Bernina, can anyone help me with this?
I have an Artista 180 (2000 version). It attaches to the computer with a parrallel port plug. My computer (laptop) doesn't have that sort of connection. It only has USB. I went back to the shop and they said Bernina didn't make a connection, nor would tha software work on my O/S (then XP, now Vista)
Has anyone solved this problem without buying a new machine/module?
It seems mightily unfair that I bought this thing at great expense, and now I can't use it because of a connection and no upgrade of the sotware. It cost a bomb.
Nel (Gadget Queen)
Reply to
Sartorresartus
Actually, that one I can help with. You can't get there from here, but there is a ferry. :-)
I have an older model Bernina. You have to get a Magic Box and the right Bernina card. Do the work on your computer, dump it onto the card with the Magic Box and then plug the card into your computer. There are parallel port to USB converters plugs, but long time users say that it the results are not satisfactory. I hear you about the cost of this program.
Hope that helps.
Diana
Reply to
PhillyQuilter
I love that attitude: "Actually, that one I can help with. You can't get there from here, but there is a ferry. :-) " With our new computer there was no place, no where, no how to connect our speakers. Radio Shack is your friend. They solved the speaker problem and it makes me wonder if they could give you a hand with Bernina. Polly
Actually, that one I can help with. You can't get there from here, but there is a ferry. :-)
I have an older model Bernina. You have to get a Magic Box and the right Bernina card. Do the work on your computer, dump it onto the card with the Magic Box and then plug the card into your computer. There are parallel port to USB converters plugs, but long time users say that it the results are not satisfactory. I hear you about the cost of this program.
Hope that helps.
Diana
Reply to
Polly Esther
I had the same type of problem with the original Bernina Customizer program that would run on Win 95 or 98, but not on XP. Their solution, but Artista. Doesn't the Artista have the option of a card writer? If so you may be able to pick one up used.
Reply to
Witchystitcher
Thanks for all the input on my problem. I've found two solutions, neither satisfactory. On one of the listservs that KC directed me to, one user gave me a way of kluging a design through Editor Plus which would work if I were only doing the occasional one here and there, the other answer is that I needed the next level up which was Designer Plus to do what I wanted, but those are now all sold out as the new version 6 is out. A dollar short and a day late as my uncle would have said. The store I purchased it at tried to find me another copy of Designer but was unable to locate any and is willing to take the program back or credit me with it's purchase towards the new 6 whose price is not negligible. I can't ask any more of them, they have been very understanding and most places would not even consider taking a software program back.
Thanks again for the input, Diana H - Gulph Mills, PA
Reply to
PhillyQuilter
I have that problem with my 160, can only change the stitches. I managed to save an old laptop with a parallel port and old OS.
Perhaps you could find a used laptop, mine is a Toshiba salvaged from a business that was upgrading to new HPs.
Bonnie, in Middletown, VA
Reply to
Bonnie Patterson
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A Magic Box is an embroidery card writer that you attach by USB to your computer that has four slots for different style embroidery cards and will "write" onto the card that goes with your machine. Then you can remove the card from the magic box and use it directly in your machine. In other words you don't actually have your machine connected to a computer. Bear in mind, this is what I was told when I got mine. I haven't as yet, produced anything on it. I'm still trying to get the computer program straightened out.
Diana H - Gulph Mills PA
Reply to
PhillyQuilter
crybabyz had written this in response to
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NEL, Yes...you can go to Radio SHack and get an adapter. I had the same issues years ago when I got my Bernina and software and had my laptop. I am on my second thingy...but they will know what you will need at Radio Shack. Janet
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Reply to
crybabyz
Thank you for that, Janet, it sounds like a plan.
What is the thingy called and what is the UK equivalent of Radioshack?
WE have a place called Maplin, that I think would be about the same, if I've got Radioshack pegged, but I would need to know what to ask for.
Thanks. Nel (Gadget Queen) Still researching the ultimate etui
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Sartorresartus

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