December 27, 2009

Embroidery Software

While spending a few days in Florida during Christmas, I went into a quilt shop "Keeps Me in Stitches" in Tampa, FL. It was a small shop; however, they were a Janome distributor. I was able to find a foot I had been looking for, a new Creative Grids ruler (size I didn't have) and a package of bobbins. That was it! All for this shop. BUT WAIT.....while at the checkout counter, I looked up and saw this software. I have heard a lot about the Designers Gallery Software and became intrigued. The clerk began to share with me the things it would do. She was quite the salesman! I walked out with Studio III and SizeWorks. Now I wish I would have also bought the LetterWorks.
Studio III is a platform program that allows me to organize all of my many designs as well as color management. It will allow me to sort the color changes so I don't have to change thread so many times, and much more!
The Size Works will allow me to change design sizes proportionately with the correct density adjustment. I can reduce designs by 50% or enlarge them by 200%.
LetterWorks will allow me to add lettering to designs, etc. I'm thinking I really need this component -- LOL! Time will tell as I can always order it online.
I am very excited to learn this software. If you use this software, please comment and let me know your thoughts.


SewCalGal said...



Zlaty said...

Sounds good! Have fun using your software and keeps us posted what you made out of it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Kathy, you were in my area! I've taken a few classes at KMIS and I bought my Koala sewing machine table from them too :-) Hope you enjoy your new toys.

JustCindy said...

Let me know how you like the software. I'm looking for away to organize my designs.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a Janome too and would love to know some how expensive is this software and how you like it for organizing patterns. I find I don't do nearly the embroidering I'd like because it's hard to find the patterns I want. I have tons of patterns that were given to me by friends but short of going through each and every one I can't find anything I want to sew! Another issue for me is that my computer has Vista and not all softwares work well with it. blessings, marlene

Rhonda said...

Kathy, make sure that you read page 126 carefully.....LOL

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Have fun using your software and keeps us posted what you made out of it!

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