Archive for December, 2011

I need help with my Viking 4D Embroidery software?

December 28th, 2011 2 comments

I have a Viking Scandinavia 400 Embroidery machine with the 4D Reader/Writer Kit that was working find until I downloaded the Stitch Era Universal software for free. The stitch era works Find but it stopped the 4D organizer which make the reader/writer send the design to the card that allow me to use my embroidery Machine. I get the error message "This application has failed to start because Tool Kit Pro 1122vc90U.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem" But it don’t. Now I can not remove the SEU, I have tried to reinstall the 4D program back on my computer BUT, it dose not work and the uninstall for the stitch Era is not on my Computer. I’ve tried the Restore System to return it to before I installed the SEU but this did not work. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to All who gave me help. I had already tried regcure to clean up the error, what a waste of my $20.00 bucks. It found error but it did not repair the problem that it said it would. will try your suggestions and we will see what happens.

There are users running both programs successfully, although I don’t know why it’s not working in your case. If you need to remove Stitch Era, first do a regular uninstall from the Windows Control Panel, then reboot, then run the Clean utility:

Free embroidery designs for download?

December 28th, 2011 3 comments

The best sites :

More than 10,000…do you need more?

Does singer sewing machine(model:Inspiration)has a darning presser foot&option to lower feed dogs? ?

December 28th, 2011 2 comments

I want2do free motion embroidery using a embroidery hoop,so tht i can make my own designs.Pls advise as i want2buy a machine.

The 4220 does have droppable feed dogs, I’m not sure about others also bearing the "inspiration" tag. Check the features for the exact model you’re interested in. Generic low shank or snap on darning feet are easily available.

Doesn’t really matter, though, as you can set the stitch length to 0 on any sewing machine and cover the feed dogs with something like an old credit card that you’ve punched a hole through for the needle, then taped down around all edges. Sometime when you’re at the library, look for "Singer Instructions for Art Embroidery and Lace Work", first published in 1911, and republished a number of times since — the work was all done on a treadle machine, with non-droppable feed dogs.

I had free program that showed embroidery designs on screen and printed them but I lost it, Can U Help Me?

December 28th, 2011 1 comment

I downloaded this program from someone on a Yahoo group and it’s very easy. You just choose the file and it shows all the designs in it and them you can print all the designs and the details of the colors and sizes with it. I can’t remember the name. It’s great for printing out all your designs so you will know where it is. Thanks for help.


or ask your Q again but put it into the Crafts category, where more embroiderer people will see it. Leave out "program" from the heading so it doesn’t end up in Computer Software

Convert graphic (JPG or PNG) to PES?

December 25th, 2011 2 comments

Anyone knows about a FREE program to convert JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc., files to PES.
I have heard about Buzz2Stitches and Embird, but I just need to convert 2 JPG’s/PNG’s to PES format in order to have a friend of mine to do the embroidery for me. I’ll never use that kind of software again.

Remember, keyword here, FREE! ­čśÇ Thanks.
I already know that I have to convert the file (digitalize) it; that it isn’t as easy as converting a JPG to a GIF or PNG. I know that I need special software for that. And that is the reason why I’m looking for a FREE app or way to digitalize the picture, because I’m not going to pay $300+ for a piece of software that I will only use once in a life.

There is really not any such thing as "conversion" of image files to embroidery, just digitizing them.

You (or someone) definitely need a digitizing program to digitize the jpg (or whatever file type) image to a file that can be stitched out. These programs are many and varied and not only cost money, but take a lot of time to learn how to use well (as opposed to take 5 minutes to use badly).

I understand where you are coming from not wanting to buy (not to mention anything about learning how to use) this sort of software for a single use. However, the other option is to pay someone to do it for you – someone who already knows how to use the software, and who will do it for you (but unless you know someone really nice with these skills, you would have to be prepared to pay for this service). I would think this would be a far cheaper option than buying software and then taking years to learn how to use it, just to digitize 2 pictures.

I would suggest try googling for someone who offers to digitize images for a fee. Some professional embroidery shops also offer this service (may not be inexpensive to do one or 2 images due to the time it takes to digitize images well). Keep in mind that they are not converting but digitizing, and while some programs can produce a digitized version quite quickly, the quality of the stitchout often reflects the effort and time it took to digitize it.

Good luck,
Marcia in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia

Does anyone know of good websites to get free embroidery patterns in the PES format (Brother)?

December 25th, 2011 3 comments

I own a Brother SE270D and just bought PE-Design Basic and am looking for free patterns I can download. Thanks.

There are tons of sites where you can get free PES format designs. Just a few of my favorites are:,,, and

At each of these sites, you can download a daily free design (either exclusively in PES, or available in PES) as well as vote for which design will be offered the next day. There is also the option of paying a fee and being able to download all the offered designs for a set amount of time (6 months to a year, depending on the site and option you choose).

Likewise, there are many embroidery sites that offer sample designs for you so that you can test their quality before deciding if you wish to purchase from them. I strongly recommend this because there are some REALLY good digitizers out there, and then there are some that are mediocre or even poor (maybe even relying on autodigitizing programs that don’t do a very good job). Here are a couple great ones that I am a paying member of: and

Another good thing to consider is going to Yahoo!Groups and finding a machine embroidery group or two to join (I’m on more than 85 of them). Lots of them offer freebies in their group files, and you can learn so much from group discussion. Just be aware that some of them have VERY high volume, so know what you can handle. And it is considered bad form to join a group to get the freebies and then leave it immediately. You could be banned from ever joining again if you do that.

WARNING: In case you didn’t already know, collecting free embroidery designs can be addictive. Try to only save the ones that you think you might actually use, not just anything and everything that you come across, or else you will have room for nothing else on your computer! And be sure to create backup files frequently so that you don’t loose all those precious designs should your computer crash someday. I burn cds like they are going out of style.

Futhermore, it is illegal to sell or give away any design that you don’t own the copyright on, so be careful of any of those "popular character" designs you might find. If it’s Disney and a freebie, it is almost certainly not legal. Buying a pattern gives you the right to use it, not to resell it. =]

embroidery machine ?

December 25th, 2011 3 comments

i just bought an embroidery machine and i have lots to learn. the company gave me some designs for free on my card. i know how to use them in the machine but i want to know how to save them to another source (i.e. my computer) so that i can load new info onto the card.
also, where can i get a good deal on more cards so i can have some back-up?
i have a babylock ellure.
i also bought the transfer system.

Unless the card is a re-writeable one, you may not be able to do anything with it.

If you bought your embroidery machine from a store, you could ask them for a discount on new cards or a gadget called "ultimate box" which lets you bypass the card..

where can i get floral embroidery designs for free?

December 25th, 2011 1 comment

I want cool floral embroidery designs that can be designed on salwars

While I don’t know of a particular site, I suggest doing a web search, free embroidery designs, or, free embroidery tutorials. Also, do a separate search for embroidery artists and if you find any, check their site for free designs-and be sure to check their links page if they have one.

Digital Machine Embroidery : Finished Digital Embroidery Machine Designs

December 25th, 2011 No comments

Finished digital embroidery machine designs in this free sewing video taught by an expert seamstress.

Expert: Anne Beckett
Bio: Anne Beckett is a professional embroiderer & seamstress. She has done work for such well-known directors as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Richard Linklater.
Filmmaker: Murlin Evans

Duration : 0:1:15

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Brother Innov-is 4000D sewing and embroidery machine

December 25th, 2011 25 comments

Demo. video of just one of the 100s of features this machine is capable of.

Duration : 0:6:53

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