I would like to know how to make my embroidery thinner. I usually come up with thick embroideries. Whenever I change the densities, the result is still the same. Next is, how to come up with “a detailed embroidery” I mean, have the best results whenever I am having the tiniest designs. – April
04/06/2011 (5:21 pm)
02/27/2011 (3:43 am)
I have just downloaded and installed the new Embird version 8.8c. I am running on Windows 7. It is great, however I am finding one problem.
When I open a design, and change the colors, then select the save color changes option, an EDR file is created. This has always been the case. However, I used to be able to go back and delete these EDR files, and my design would still keep the color changes.
Now, if I delete the EDR file, the colors revert back to what they originally were.
Under options, I do not have “Use EDR” checked. When I save the designs, I am selecting “Yes” to save color changes to the PES file.
In previous versions of Embird, I could go back and delete the EDR file, but still have the design saved in the updated colors, and continue to keep the new colors on continued access.
02/27/2011 (3:41 am)
My mom just bought 5D Embroidery System (in a box) from JoAnne’s Fabric store. She has an iMac G5, with MAC OSX operating system, version 10.4.11. It has 2.1 GHz, Power PC G5, and 1 GB memory.
We have no PC’s, and have never bought a previous version of 5D Embroidery.
Can you give me the exact steps I need to take to get her up and running on her Mac?
My experience has always been with PC’s but there is a Yahoo group especially for 4D and 5D users that have macs.
I get the impression that most find the Parallels software the best to use so that the mac can run PC software as well as use its own short cuts etc. This is the sort of comment that you can find there:
’Once Parallels was installed the 5D Pro worked flawlessly. As an aside, I originally installed VMWare Fusion, which is another partitioning program available for the Macs to run Windows. I did NOT like how much time it took to which between the 2 sides. With Parallels, you don’t necessary have to shut down one side to go to the other side. Also and this is a BIG PLUS, using Parallels allows you to use the shortcuts that I had use on the Mac side.’
I assume that all you have to do is install Parallels and then follow the PC steps to install 5D as that side of the computer thinks it is a PC!
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02/17/2011 (2:50 am)
Is there a way to move the tackdown stitches in an applique so that I am able to cut the fabric closer to the edge before the final stitching?
I am making a potholder in the hoop with thin batting and there is always some of the batting sticking out the edges, making it look sloppy.
Other than that, the stitches look great. Thanks! – Pam
02/14/2011 (3:41 am)
Have upgraded from 4D extra to 5D extra and am unable to print designs from 5D. Can anyone help as I find it is a problem. Requested help from HV Aus but no reply yet. – Maureen
01/31/2011 (3:04 am)
I am new to embroidery. I have a Brother Innovis 2800D and just purchased PE-Design 8. Some how I (read: my kids) lost the card reader. What do I do now??? – Deb
01/20/2011 (3:16 pm)
I am having major diffuculties shirring on my machine which is a Viking Victoria. I have read every tutorial I can find. Still no success. Please help!!!
12/29/2010 (1:40 am)
I have a Brother 950D and a Brother PR-600. I bought the PE Next Software which was a large investment for me, but I have absolutely no idea how to use it. Please tell me the best way to learn how to use my software. Primarily, my idea was to scan my patterns to create ‘in the hoop projects’. I am a basic beginner, please help.
PE Design Next, the latest version of PE Design is not yet available in Australia so Carolyn Keber, our Embird and PE Design expert has not had a chance to become familiar with it. At this stage we don’t have any tutorials for PE Design Next. A User Guide for PE Design Next can be downloaded from the Brother website or you may find the store you purchased your software from can help with lessons in your local area. Keep an eye on the Secrets of Embroidery Brother tutorial page for new tutorials coming in the future.
The Team @ Secrets
12/05/2010 (2:57 am)
Can anyone help? I own a Husq D1 converted to USB, I recently had the Mother board replaced since then when I send a design to the USB and put it in the machine all the thread colours are wrong and the result is the embroidery stitches out in one colour with no or few colour changes, anyone have any answers? – Janet
11/30/2010 (1:23 am)
Hi – What size prewound bobbins can be used in the Janome11000? – Mary