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Posted by Islay_Corbel (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 15, 05 at 7:46

I have ordered a Janome 300E and have been looking on the net at all the free designs available. It's stunning!
For my machine, they need to be .jef. How do I know what format the designs are in? and how do I convert?

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RE: Formats

Islay, most of the websites I've been on either allow you to download the designs in a bunch of formats (I just delete the ones I don't need), or a different button to click for the format you want.

As far as converting, I have Embird software that allows you to convert designs from one format to another. You can go to My Embroidery Haven and download a free trial of Embird. I also have an Amazing Box that allows me to convert designs to my format.


Here is a link that might be useful: My Embroidery Haven

RE: Formats

Thank you, Donna.

RE: Formats your website

I've just been to your website and it's all so beautiful. I should get my machine by the week end and I'll be back when I've got the hang of it. Those lace bowls just blew me away LOL. Thank you.

RE: Formats

Ooh Islay - have fun with the new machine! I got my combo machine at a show a couple of years ago b/c I was so blown away by how easy it was to use - I knew NOTHING about the machine embroidery world! There is so much out there and so much to learn! You may also want to check out the Martha Pullen ME forum - there are a bunch of ladies on there who know EVERYTHING about ME! And they're really nice, too :)!

Here is a link that might be useful: Martha Pullen embroidery forum

RE: Formats

There is a free download that enables you to convert your designs. It is Colleen

RE: Formats

Thank you all.

RE: Formats

Many of the free designs are in a .zip file that you unzip and your .jef format should be in there when you unzip it.

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