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    Super Member Bonbonary's Avatar
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    Question about embroidery machine formats...

    I have a Janome 350e embroidery machine & I would like to use it for embroidered quilt blocks. My problem is that many of the websites do not sell in the "jef" format. I have heard that this format is no longer popular and I should order the "pes" format. Has anyone tried that on the Janome 350e?

    I normally download designs to a usb, but I'm afraid to try the different format. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has the Janome 350e & used the pes format instead of jef.

    Thanks for your help.

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    I don't know if your machine will accept the other formats but there are several websites that offer free as well as for sale designs in the jef format.Here are 2 that I started getting free designs and I belong to DESIGNSBYSICK as a life time member and EMLIBARY is anougher great site.There is also a software that you can convert from any format,enlarge or decrease designs,buy lettering and several other designing possiabilities and I have owned mine for years and it is great.You can download a trial program to try before you buy.It is EMBIRD,just google embird and several sites will come up. I have 2 embroidery machines,1 is a Brother and the other is a Singer and they use a pes format and
    that is the only format that they will use .If I can assist withh anything else just pm me.Good Luck.
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    Embird is an excellent program to convert any format to any other format (about30 listed). It also lets you adjust the size. I never knew there were so many formats. I just started to learn to embroider an working with Embird. By any means I am not an expert.

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    Changing embroidery formats

    I recently bought a Brother embroidery machine which uses PES format. I already had a Bernina which uses ART. I was told to download a program called Wilcom TrueSizer to convert the designs I had on hand. It probably doesn't do as many things as Embird but it is free and since I am not really that much into embroidery, it meets my needs. You might give it a look.

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    I use Pulse Ambassador to convert embroidery files. I downloaded it free.
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    I use Embird also. It has many more features than converting embroidery designs. It just depends on what you want to do in addition to changing formats. Check it out.
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    I also use EMBIRD I find most designers have the jef format available, there are some excellent tutorials for Embird

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    another free one is called "my editor." Change the size, the rotation, and the format.

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    I've had no problem at all getting the JEF format. What sites were you using?

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    I have a Snoopy PE-200 Brother embrodiery machine. Love it. Only problem is my area is only 4 x 4. I have some designs in jef but my design is pes, certainly the most used. I have the Wil-com and the pulse ambassador, but have not been smart enough to figure them out. Very frustrating. I have to use a ped-basic machine to convert from my computer to my machine. It uses a "card" to fit each machine.
    Last edited by Patched; 03-10-2012 at 06:47 AM.

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