I posted on another post about what I would need for quilting. My machine also does embroidery. From first experience with it, I think I will really enjoy it! However, the letters or monograms are not as large as I need them for towels, etc. The salesman said I would need a PTS and a software package. The total package to add would be about $550 which is a little much for now with the cost of the machine. Will I need that or is there another way that would not be as expensive? Thanks!