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EQ Stitch?
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:10:41 AM »
Have ya'll seen the new plug in to EQ7...the one that digitizes for applique and embroidery?  It sure looks interesting and fun.  What do any of you think that actually have software that will do this?  Is this just a rinky dinky little program or would it be something that a person would actually "use".  Of course, I need to use my EQ7 more than I do to get my $'s worth anyway....

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 10:56:41 AM »
I have the software to digitize for my machine embroidery already. It was expensive and does a lot so I am going to give the EQ stitch a pass. I am not sure what it does, or rather how much it does. But for the price it probably does not do much. Auto digitizing really is not very good stuff. When I use the auto-digitizer on my program instead of doing it by hand, the embroidery image really does not look good and it is less trouble to do by hand rather than fix it.

But, if you want a program to be able to add pieces of embroidery together, or to view and name your purchased files it would probably be great. It seems like the digitzers out there who sell their work have a pact to name their files in code or something. so when you purchase them, you have no idea what each files is later.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 11:48:06 AM »
If you already have EQ7 and want a digitizing program, this seems like a bargain compared to what the stand-alone ones cost.

Cindy is thinking about buying this add-on.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 07:34:25 PM »
I agree too that I need to use my EQ7 more. I have Embird so I won't be getting the EQ Stitch.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 07:48:47 PM »
Have ya'll seen the new plug in to EQ7...the one that digitizes for applique and embroidery?  It sure looks interesting and fun.  What do any of you think that actually have software that will do this?  Is this just a rinky dinky little program or would it be something that a person would actually "use".  Of course, I need to use my EQ7 more than I do to get my $'s worth anyway....
I think that floriani supposedly has the best software for digitizing for embroidery.  but i have no experience with EQ7.  I wish i could afford it, but my very old EQ5 will have to do for now. 

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 08:26:21 PM »
Well, thats the thing.  I already have an embroidery program OESD Explorations,  that will let me explode designs and add things together, take them away, etc.  It won't start anything much from scratch though, you have to start with something.  I doubt if you can digitize by hand with this program.  Hmmm, I wonder how good the designs will stitch out? 

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 06:08:54 AM »
Even though I found it interesting, I don't think I'll be getting it.  I found this free program that is great.

http://www.freesierrasoftware.com/stitch_era_universal.asp


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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 08:06:52 PM »
Thanks Denise!  i'll have to look into that.  The real upside that I can see to the EQ is that it can digitize things that I already have drawn into EQ7, but that software looks really interesting.  Have you used it much?

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 08:11:38 AM »
I am reading all this with much interest. I have a very lonely EM that intimidates me so it just sits-sad.
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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 07:15:09 PM »
Thanks Denise!  i'll have to look into that.  The real upside that I can see to the EQ is that it can digitize things that I already have drawn into EQ7, but that software looks really interesting.  Have you used it much?

I'm a dabbler.  LOL  When I want to do something different, I pull out the manual and figure it out and if I can't I make that dreaded call to EQ.  :D  They are sooo nice there in the tech dept.  I agree that drawing and then it digitizing sounds really nice, but I'm wondering why you couldn't do that with another program.  I wonder if you could import into the one I listed above and then fill in the stitches.  The one thing I think is limiting with that program is the size of file you can work with.  I think its 40,000 stitches.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 07:47:32 PM »
Thanks Denise!  i'll have to look into that.  The real upside that I can see to the EQ is that it can digitize things that I already have drawn into EQ7, but that software looks really interesting.  Have you used it much?

I'm a dabbler.  LOL  When I want to do something different, I pull out the manual and figure it out and if I can't I make that dreaded call to EQ.  :D  They are sooo nice there in the tech dept.  I agree that drawing and then it digitizing sounds really nice, but I'm wondering why you couldn't do that with another program.  I wonder if you could import into the one I listed above and then fill in the stitches.  The one thing I think is limiting with that program is the size of file you can work with.  I think its 40,000 stitches.

Now see???  I leaern new stuff all the time!  I had no idea that there were file size limitations with these programs! LOL!

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013, 06:39:48 AM »
Well you know there's always some kind of hitch when its free.  ;)  I picked out this one because of all the things it could do.  Out of all the free programs out there I think this one has the biggest bang.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013, 09:04:54 AM »
I think I'm going to order it today.  I really do want to start making my own designs and I think it will just be another tool in my box to pull out.  If I wait, it will just cost me more, right??

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2013, 03:34:21 AM »
I think I'm going to order it today.  I really do want to start making my own designs and I think it will just be another tool in my box to pull out.  If I wait, it will just cost me more, right??

You go girl!  Let us know how it works out, I'm really interested.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 09:07:15 AM »
I haven't ordered it yet Denise, I saw where the sale lasts until the end of March...so still some time to think about it.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 09:55:24 AM »
Well dang! LOL

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 10:10:40 AM »
Well, I'm in the final stage of finishing the quilting on my Vintage Tiles quilt and I know I won't do anything else until that is finished, so no playing with it anyway for right now.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2013, 09:31:49 PM »
Ok Denise, I've been poking around and here is the problem that I've found for ME.  I have a Bernina that takes .ART files for the embroidery module.  The EQStitch does NOT export .ART files for Bernina...only .EXP files.  Since my Explorations software also will not load onto my newer computer, I can't convert them either.  I looked at the link that you provided here at what kinds of files it supports and guess what......right....NO  .ART files here either.  OK, so I'm going to poke around further to figure out what kind of gymnastice I'll have to go through to get something to work.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 02:57:02 PM »
I can't believe it but I bought EQ stitch. The reason I can't believe it is because I don't even have an embroidery machine. I always wanted one though. So I'm looking at the Brother PE500 as a starter but has anyone used EQ stitch with this machine?

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 02:59:50 PM »
It's a start. Next step a new machine.

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 03:05:33 PM »
I just bought a new $500 bike so I have to save for a few weeks first. If I can wait that long (if not I'll put it on my credit card and still be paying it off next fall. lol)

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 08:34:42 PM »
gale...congrats! I didn't buy it because its just not working with the ART files like I need.  Oh well....if I find that I just can't live without it, I'll get it later.  Time to be doing some serious shopping for your new machine!

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 10:50:12 PM »
I guess that's the benefit of buying the software first. lol. I can buy a machine that it will work with. Luckily I can settle for this cheapo brother for now (only  $250) and if I decide I love to embroider, I can save for something bigger. I mainly want to make quilt labels for myself and my sister (and maybe for others, who knows).

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 09:47:11 AM »
I would think that if you find that you love EQ stitch, then you'll be doing much more than quilt labels! :)

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Re: EQ Stitch?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2013, 03:58:10 PM »
I've been playing around with EQ stitch and like it so far. There's a steep (for me) learning curve but the help files and videos are a big help, and there are youtube videos as well. I also got my machine so I did a couple of failed attempts (user error with eq stitch was the problem) and am hoping to do another later. Maybe this time it won't be a failed attempt. I'm running out of stabilizer.

 

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