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Thread: I did it!

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    I just ordered the PED basic software for downloading embroidery designs for my new Brother 350 Embroidery & sewing machine and a 1/4 inch foot. I am eager to explore all the free downloads on the net! I am really having fun with my new machine and it sews like a dream!

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    If you look in the Links Section, Sondray has posted TONS of free pattern links. The machine embroidery ones usually start or end with ME in the title. Have fun with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I just ordered the PED basic software for downloading embroidery designs for my new Brother 350 Embroidery & sewing machine and a 1/4 inch foot. I am eager to explore all the free downloads on the net! I am really having fun with my new machine and it sews like a dream!
    check out designsbysick.com and emblibrary.com

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    What fun. Hope you enjoy it.

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    I love my PED basic. I think I use it every day. Just remember to always have the machine turned on when you remove or put the card into the machine. It is very fragile and since it is open all the time that you are using it it can get seriously damaged. Mine is 2 years old an so far no problems.

    Maria

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    Is that right? Have the machine turned on? I thought I read only insert the card when it is turne off. Am I wrong? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Is that right? Have the machine turned on? I thought I read only insert the card when it is turne off. Am I wrong? Thanks
    I meant to say off.!!! I am sorry. I should never answer a post when my little one is running around. Between him and the dog I am going to go insane.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Is that right? Have the machine turned on? I thought I read only insert the card when it is turne off. Am I wrong? Thanks
    I meant to say off.!!! I am sorry. I should never answer a post when my little one is running around. Between him and the dog I am going to go insane.

    Maria
    Thanks!! Nah you really won't go insane! I raised 5 boys and believe me I felt that way alot but I am only slightly kooky now!LOL

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    You are going to love it and the internet is full of free embroidery designs.

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    May I ask where you bought it from? I need one for my disney brother and haven't been able to find one.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    May I ask where you bought it from? I need one for my disney brother and haven't been able to find one.

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    I got mine through Amazon.com I do remember seeing a disney memory card too!

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    Congrats! Your new emb machine will open up a whole new world of fun for you!

    I especially like embroidery library designs. Beware of free designs that the stitching is all going in the same direction. They tend to pull and you get puckers really bad sometimes.

    ALWAYS to a test 1st, you will be sorry if you don't. Save those tests because you can incorporate them into a quilt later.

    Have fun!

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    happy for you! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol:

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    My new ped basic came today and I did my first design already this is going to be so neat! I can't wait to find more free designs!! It was quick and easy to figure out!

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    I have often wondered about buying that to download embroidery designs with my brother........i have downloaded from a cd to a memory stick and used that..........but here is my question for anyone out there.........do the files come zipped or unzipped........for what ever reason i cannot unzip files.........i may have to break down and get your program you just got.........is it difficult to learn, since i am not very computer savy.....

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    another option - find a friend who can unzip files, send it to them, they can unzip it and send it back to you.

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    Hey Cheryl
    I think your computer needs to be Windows ME or XP, or Apple OS X.
    A zip/unzip program is an ESSENTIAL tool. Especially, for you because you use the internet alot. The ZIP file format allows you to "smush" a file so that it takes up less space on your hard drive. It also allow you to "make a copy" so you can put the original someplace else. I think you can get WinZip online. When you do get the WinZip, it appears as an open file folder on the desktop with a zipper down the middle of it. You click on that file to open things..

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    I discovered that if you right click on the zipped file you can choose extract all and it unzips it for you. Now I am on a roll!

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