*Free with purchase of Brother PE Design NEXT Babylock Palette 9 Embroidery Software, Brother PEDesign Tutorial DVD. Digitize Images, Photos, Cross Stitch, Edit, Letter, Size, Name Drop!

Included in this DVD set are over 70 step-by-step lessons for each function of the software, with videos, screenshots, & over 700 printable pages. The tutorials cover everything from Layout & Editing, to the Programmable Stitch Creator, Design Database, Font Creator, Design Center and Digitizing.

Carol Price is the owner of Carol Price’s a Stitch in Time – Embroidery. A longtime digitizer and a Brother PE-Design certified instructor. Carol started with PE-Design version 1 and has upgraded to every new version when available. Back in the “old” days when there were no lessons available in stores or embroidery events, Carol was active on various on-line bulletin boards helping others learn their programs. One day a student said “why don’t you write a book?” Taking that advice Carol wrote her first tutorial for PE-Design version 2 and has created video tutorials for each version since.She developed and sold many design sets over the years. She also developed basic computer tutorials to help novices get started with embroidery on a computer.

Tutorial for Version NEXTof Brother PE-Design, BabyLock Palettet home digitizing software is shipping now. This tutorial covers all the features and tools in detail and with videos.

In each section (Layout & Editing, Design Center, Font Creator, Design Database, Program Stitch Creator) a chart lists previous functions and where to find them in Version NEXT (9). New features are listed and explained.

Hints and tips are given through out the tutorial. Learn to use your digitizing software to its fullest potential. Unlike seminars, you can refer back to the tutorial over and over again whenever you need to. Watch and review a video until you are comfortable with your grasp of the subject. The tutorial is on two computer DVD+ disks (these are NOT playable in the television DVD player).

You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer in order to view the tutorial. Visit the Adobe website to download their free Acrobat Reader. This tutorial will run with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. There seems to be some issure with Windows 8.

Make sure to use ONLY ADOBE ACROBAT READER to view the PDF file.

Make sure install the TSCC.dll file as described on the card insert in the DVD box.

When you double click on a video icon there will be a Windows message asking if you want to trust this document. Make sure to click on your choice and then double click on the video icon again.

Click HERE for Carol Price Upcoming Embroidery Events.Carol has taught at a number of embroidery events in the U.S., regional Brother Dealer training and in London England.

Click HERE for Brother Events Calendar across the country!

Carol Price's background include art and engineering. Technical writing was one of her favorite classes and drafting. Drafting at the time was still done at large tables, there were no home computers yet. Yes electricity had been invented by then (you can tell that there are teenagers in the house).

Carol Price has been involved with the home embroidery community for over 10 years. She started out with Pe-design version 1. Online was a great place to exchange ideas and learn how to make the most use out of the program. Carol began writing lessons for her friends when they asked how to create some effects. One day a friend suggested that Carol write a book for them. A business was born. Since that time Carol has released tutorials for every version of Pe-design starting with version 2.

Tutorial NEXT (version 9) is the latest tutorial released. The tutorial covers: Design Center, Layout & Editing, Programmable Stitch Creator, Font Creator and Design Database. There is a printable glossary explaining embroidery terms, a list of the new features and charts listing the features from version 8 and where they can be found in NEXT. Of course digitizing is included with simple step by step directions, both in video and written formats.
  • US Warranty 30 days replacement if defective.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Did you know that Brother includes FREE DVD lessons, valued at over $80, with each PE-Design® Next?

As an added bonus, each customer who purchases PE-Design® Next software automatically receives a FREE 2-DVD set of the Carol Price A Stitch in Time PE-Design Next tutorial.

Included in this $80 value DVD set are over 70 step-by-step lessons for each function of the software, with videos, screenshots, & over 700 printable pages. The tutorials cover everything from Layout & Editing, to the Programmable Stitch Creator, Design Database, Font Creator, Design Center and Digitizing.

With over 200,000 units sold, PE-Design software brings embroidery to a whole new dimension. PE-Design Next software offers full-featured digitizing and editing capabilities, and is designed for experienced hobbyists and home business entrepreneurs.

Disk one:
  • Art work used in the tutorial Design files
  • Designs used in tutorial
  • Glossary
  • Catalog for built in fonts from Layout & Editing

    Design Center:
  • Start up Wizard
  • Parts of the Design Center Screen
  • Application Button
  • Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Attribute Settings
  • Thread Chart
  • Step by Step Creating a design
  • Stitch Types
  • Where is it now
  • New Features

    Programmable Stitch Creator:
  • Parts of the Programmable Stitch Creator Screen - Fill/Stamp
  • Parts of the Programmable Stitch Creator Screen - Motif Fills
  • Application Button
  • Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating Fills/Stamps
  • Creating Motifs
  • Where is it now

    Design Data Base:
  • Parts of the Design Data Base Screen
  • Menu Bar
  • Tool bar
  • Write to card
  • New Features

    Layout and Editing:
  • Parts of the Layout and Editing Screen
  • Ribbon
  • Application Button
  • Attribute Pane
  • Thread Chart
  • Color Chart Tab
  • Sewing Order
  • Stitch Simulator
  • Design Property
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Where is it now
  • Sewing Attribute Tab
  • New Features

    Font Creator:
  • Parts of the Font Creator Screen
  • Application Button
  • Ribbon
  • Design page
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Where is it now
  • Creating a character from image
  • Creating a character from True Type font
  • What's new in Font Creator

    Disk 2:
  • Design Template
  • Design Library
  • Adding multiple designs to the design page
  • Text Editing
  • Outlined Text
  • Kerning
  • Fun with Text
  • International Text
  • Fit text to outline
  • Text transformations
  • Snowflake names
  • Stacked names
  • Shadowed text
  • Merged Text
  • Appliqué Wizard
  • Appliqué without the wizard
  • Fuzzy Appliqué
  • Appliquéd Text
  • Reverse Appliqués
  • Monograms for nap fabric (embossed)
  • Monograms with purchased font
  • Name Drop
  • Cross stitch letters
  • Monograms
  • Portraits
  • Appliqué quilt square
  • Paper and appliqué quilt square
  • Appliqué Quilt Square
  • Crazy Quilt
  • Raggedy Quilt
  • Quilt label
  • Resize a purchased design
  • Change colors of a purchased design
  • DST designs
  • What happened to the colors
  • Change a color of a portion of a design
  • Import designs from memory card and edit it
  • Remove portion of a purchased design
  • Sewing holes
  • Remove overlaps
  • Merging
  • Add Decorative Pattern
  • Mirror Copy
  • Circle Copy
  • Floral pattern
  • Buttonholes and grommets
  • Scalloped edged scarf
  • Auto digitizing
  • Editing the auto punched design
  • Vector image to embroidery design
  • Introduction to manual punch
  • Manual Punch
  • Feathered edges
  • Fringe
  • Redwork
  • Candlewick designs
  • Explanation of lace
  • Fun with lace
  • Photo Stitch 1 color
  • Photo Stitch 1 gray
  • Faux Fillet crochet
  • Plaid fills
  • Badges and patches
  • Embroidering on a photograph
  • Unable to fill region
  • Drawn lines vs manual punched lines
  • Designs with too many stitches
  • Transferring custom thread chart to another computer
  • Saving and reusing motif fill settings
  • Writing multiple designs to the memory card
Included Accessories
Includes $15 Cutwork Upgrade Addemdum Tutorial for Brother PE-Design NEXT 9.2 Cutwork Upgrade. This tutorial only covers the cutwork upgrade. You will need to know how to use the other tools in PE-Design including the Manual Punch tools.

Twelve different lessons for PE-Design NEXT + Cutwork and basic information are included.

Included Lessons:
  • Basic Cutwork
  • Cutwork from built in design
  • Applique and Cutwork
  • Stitch a design into the cutwork
  • Cutwork and freestanding lace
  • Basic buttonholes
  • Fancy buttonholes
  • Grommets
  • Patches
  • Cutwork letters
  • Cut border
  • Appliques
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I have Windows 8 and have issues

Make sure to use ONLY ADOBE ACROBAT READER to view the PDF file.

Make sure install the TSCC.dll file as described on the card insert in the DVD box.

When you double click on a video icon there will be a Windows message asking if you want to trust this document. Make sure to click on your choice and then double click on the video icon again.

How do I place a credit card order?

Click on the Add to Cart button to order. Please note that delivery time will vary due to the local postal office and the package clearing customs. Price of items is in US dollars. The only postal option listed is United States Priority Mail. When I take your order to the post office I will use the fastest method available for your country that is within the postal rates charged.

Will the tutorial run on an Apple.

The videos do not run on an Apple computer. You can view the PDF if you have Adobe Acrobat on the Apple. The program used to produce the videos is not Apple compatible.

After I finish learning how to digitize with your tutorial, can I sell it?

No, the End User License agreement is for the original owner only. You may not sell the tutorial.

I am unable to view the videos in your (Monogram Wizard+, What's New in Pe-design, Non-digitizer Guide to version 7, Complete Tutorial 7,8 or NEXT tutorial. What can I do?

If you are unable to view those videos, then you can download the TSCC codec driver from http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecs.asp and restart your computer.

I can't hear your video sample on your web page.
You will need speakers or headphones to hear the audio portion of the tutorial. Make sure that they are turned on and turned up. Go to your Windows - Programs -Accessories - Volume control. Make sure that your speakers are turned on and the volume is high enough to hear.

Speakers on computers vary in quality, you may need to use headphones or ear buds if your speakers are not loud enough. Notebook computers seem to have the "quietest" speakers.

What are the shipping charges?

The shipping charges vary by the price of the item and if it is shipped domestically or international. Rates include shipping and handling. All prices are in U.S. Dollars

I ordered through Paypal with a check. When can I expect my order to be mailed?

Paypal suggests that orders not be shipped until the check clears. That usually takes 4 business days.

Can you give me any information about the program disks for PE-design available on a popular auction site?

In most cases the auctions for PE-design are for copies of the software. The seller is selling a disk that looks like the label for the PE-design but they are not the original disks. The seller claims that these will work with any "box", this is not the case. PE-design software requires the reader/writer module from Brother (or the Babylock Palette version) as a security device. PE-design will look for the reader/writer module before opening and during the operation of the software.

If the seller is selling a "code" or "patch" this is an illegal crack of the Pe-design software. A red flag for the unauthorized copies would be that the auction is "private" the sellers feedback is private, the seller is selling multiples or if the price is under one hundred dollars. Remember the price for the full software and the reader/writer module is several hundred dollars.

I am so confused about the various upgrades for the PE-design 6 and what comes with them. Which one do I buy if I have PE-design version 2?

There are three different packages available in order to purchase version 6.

1. Full version 6 is the box to buy if you have no Pe-Design or Palette software. This box will contain a USB connected reader/writer box, software, manual and a memory card to use in your embroidery machine.

2. Upgrade from 5 will be the version to buy if you have a version 5 on your computer. This version 5 does not need to be a full version, you can have any full version on your computer and then an upgrade to 5. This version will contain only software. When you update your computer, it will need to be connected to the internet so as to update your reader/writer box.

3. Update from version 1 - 4. This upgrade will work for any version of 1-4 you have installed on your computer. This package will come with software, manual, USB reader/writer box and new embroidery memory card.

I am so confused about the various upgrades for the PE-design 7 and what comes with them. Which one do I buy if I have PE-design version 2?
There are only two options to purchase version 7.

1. If you have any full version of PE-design 1-4 and an upgrade to either 5 or 6 Or if you own a full version 5/6 you can purchase the upgrade to version 7. Version 7 upgrade only consists of software.

2. If you have any full version of PE-design 1-4 and no upgrade to 5-6 then you will either need to purchase an upgrade to 5 or 6 and then the upgrade to 7 or purchase the full version 7. Full version 7 will include software, a USB connected reader/writer module and a new blank memory card.

I have Pe-design Lite and would like to upgrade to the full version of Pe-design.

At one time there was an upgrade from Lite to Version 5 but that is no longer available. While the reader writer boxes for Lite and the Full version look the same, they are not. You may be able to find the upgrade at an auction site on line, but make sure that it is not used. The serial number will only work for one reader writer box and once it is used it can't be used again. After you upgrade your Lite reader writer box to version 5, then you can upgrade to another version.

Can I view your tutorial on my TV using the CD player?

No, this is a computer CD. It will not play on a DVD player that is not part of a computer. They use different coding.

Are the tutorials in any other language?

I am sorry the tutorials are only in English. My French and German are very poor. My daughter studied Latin for 3 years but I don't think that there is a big call for the tutorial in Latin.

How do I install your tutorial on the computer?

The tutorial is not installed on your hard drive. It is completely contained on the CD-Rom disk that you received. You will just need to follow the on screen directions in the Welcome.exe file which is a stand alone video to give you helpful hints.

Can I use your tutorial for my customers to teach them to use their software.

No I am sorry you may not. That would be a copyright violation. My tutorial is for a single user and you may not show it to a group either for free or for a fee. Teachers that teach at various retreats set a per student fee and it is not proper to use this tutorial instead of teachers.

How do I open a PDF file?

You will need to use Windows Explore to view the contents of your cd drive. This is not the internet browser. Place your tutorial CD in your cd drive. If you don't know how to get to Windows Explore:

1. in the lower left side of your screen in the START button, with the right mouse, click on the word START

2. a pop up window will appear, near the top is the word EXPLORE, left click on the word EXPLORE

3. A new window opens, there are two columns there. The left side shows the folders and directories. The right side will show the contents of the selected folder or directory.

4. from the left column, scroll down until you get to the cd drive letter, this will be near the bottom your list.

5. click on the name of the cd in your drive called Tutorial

6. in the right column you will now see the various files on the cd.

7. double click on one of the PDF files in the right column to open it. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer it should open up in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

May I sell garments or articles with your designs stitched on them?

Yes you may sell the stitch outs that you create with my designs. You may NOT sell the computer file of the design though.

When I play your tutorial I am getting an echo sound what is wrong?

There can be two things that are causing this. One is your screen saver. The computer had a screen saver of underwater theme, that caused the tutorial to sound like it was coming from an echo chamber. You will need to remove that screen saver and re-boot the computer. Or you could have a built in microphone and the microphone is picking up the sound from the tutorial and playing it back. Go into your Accessories and check your entertainment for sound recorder or volume control and turn off your microphone.

I need to reinstall Pe-design version 4 and I can't get it to work.

You need to make sure that you have a real printer port for the dongle (not a USB to printer port). Also make sure to download the Windows XP patch from either Brother or Babylock site. When version 4 was released, XP was not the operating system out so there is a patch to help it run.

When I play your videos through Windows media I can't hear them.

The videos on the tutorial are not configured to play through media player. The videos on tutorials: All version 7, 8 and NEXT tutorials, computer basics tutorial and the Monogram Wizard tutorial are run through Adobe Acrobat reader. The videos are coded for that program. For some reason that causes the sound not to play if you try to play videos through Windows media player.

Do I need permission to resize your designs?

No you do not need my permission to resize the designs to best suit your needs. Please do a test stitch out because I size the designs with the fills for optimal stitch quality. If you resize a satin stitch design to be way larger, the fill will not look the same as the original.

Do your tutorials work with Windows Vista?
Tutorials 7,8 and NEXT, What's New in Version 7, Non-digitizers Guide to PES, Monogram Wizard Plus Tutorial and Computer Basics all run well in Vista.

Tutorials for Pe-design versions 2-6 do not run as well on Vista as they do in Windows XP.

I changed my mind about using a tutorial can I return it?

Because of the nature of the product, we do not allow refunds of design sets or tutorials. If the software is defective, it will be exchanged for the same product.

I changed my mind about which design set I want, can I return it for a different one?

Because of the nature of the product, we do not allow refunds of design sets or tutorials. If the software is defective, it will be exchanged for the same product.

I am unable to view the videos from tutorial 7, 8 or NEXT on my computer.
You need to check that you are running the videos through the PDF document and not through Windows Media player.

Check to see if you are able to view the video samples from my web page. If you are unable to view those videos, then you can download a driver from http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecs.asp .

My tutorial ran great for awhile and now I am unable to get it to open.

Check the underside of the cd for fingerprints, scratches, smudges or dirt. Carefully clean the cd by wiping from the center to the outside. Do not wipe the bottom of the cd in a circle.

I have the Babylock Palette software, will your tutorial cover my program?

Yes, Brother Pe-design and Babylock Palette are the same software, I just do not have permission to associate the Babylock name on my tutorials.

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