Ped Basic - Brother SE 270D

shelltracyMay 31, 2008

I just bought a Brother SE 270D. I'm very excited about embroidering. I want to have other fonts, but am just doing basic embroidery for my kids, so I don't want to spend alot of money. I've been doing my research online and have been to several local sewing stores. I'm looking into buying a Ped Basic. Does anyone have one? And if so, are you happy with it? I've seen where you can buy fonts and monograms online. What I want to know is when I purchase that font and use the Ped Basic to put it on the card, can I go ahead and put the name together using the Ped Basic or will I do that once the card is in the machine? Also, has anyone done monogramming using the SE 270D from buying a monogram online? I would love to buy the Monogram Wizard Plus, but it's too expensive for right now. Any thoughts on Magic Box Elite vs. Ped Basic? Sorry this is so long, just trying to figure things out before I purchase anything. Thanks.

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I'd recommend checking out Embird rather than Ped Basic. You can download a free 30 day trial at

Embird software with either The Magic Box Elite or the Ultimate Box are the perfect combination for your machine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Embird Tutorials

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 1:19PM
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I just saw your post about PED Basic and you may have already purchased it by now. When I first got into machine embroidery, I bought PED Basic because I thought that was the only way to get the designs from my computer to my machine. I didn't realize that my machine had a USB port and I didn't need PED Basic because I can use a USB memory stick or connect my embroidery machine to my computer and transfer the designs directly. Anyway, I am embarrased to say that I used PED Basic for several months before I realized I didn't even need it. I had many problems with PED Basic --it's very limited and I wasn't happy with it. The only thing PED Basic is used for is a means to transfer the designs to your embroidery machine. You cannot do any embroidery editing with it. You will need machine embroidery editing software in order to merge designs, resize, change formats, etc. Basically you cannot use your machine to it's optimum without embroidery editing software. Embird is one of those. Another one is SewWhat-Pro. I tried the trial versions of both for 30 days before I decided which one to buy. I ended up buying SewWhat-Pro because I found it to be much more user friendly than Embird and also less expensive. I would recommend you try them both and see which one you prefer before making your decision to buy. You can get the free trial of SewWhat-Pro at

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 11:26PM
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