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Thread: Computerized Longarm

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    North of Toronto, Canada

    Computerized Longarm

    Does anyone have any experience with using non-quilting software programs like Corel Draw instead of quilting-specific software like Art & Stitch to design quilts and quilting patterns for use with longarm robotics?

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    Mar 2011
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
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    I got Pre-Design2, many years ago to help with digitizing my embroidery. However, I've discovered that it works great for my computer quilting designs. I've never upgraded, but the newest version is http://www.pre-designstudio.com/
    Allbrands sells a previous version http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp03211.html
    The advantage is that the lines do not need thinning and it is very easy to change different sections of the design before importing it for quilting.
    Nancy in western NY
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    Mechanicsville, IA
    I plan on taking a digitizing class from Suzanne Moreno. She uses auto sketch because she offers Intelliquilter training. I'd rather invest $ in learning digitizing than in a really expensive drawing program.
    Cheryl Robinson
    APQS Millenium Longarm with Intelliquilter

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