You do need the upgrade for most of the designs that use the fills. The idea of the book is to work through each design creating it in MDC yourself not to just load fully finished designs and stitch them
In the book where I saved my work those files (.PM9) can be viewed and loaded into My Design Center.
An embroidery file of the complete design can be loaded onto the machine using the included .PHC files from the Embroidery screen. PHC files can also be viewed in PE Design and other software.
"I am excited to announce I have partnered with Brother Sews to create a book of projects for the Dream Machines! This book has 6 'in the hoop' projects created entirely in My Design Center on the machine. The book takes you step by step through creating the designs (including the files) and how to stitch out the designs. Allbrands.com will be carrying this new book for Dream Machine owners!" Reen Wilcoxson, Embroidery Garden posted on Facebook and SewForum.com
Reen Wilcoxson shared Embroidery Garden's Announcement.
Message from the Author Reen Wilcoxson:
I have written an Addendum to the book to explain a few things and to offer a correction in the stitch out of the free standing snowman project. If you have purchased the book please download this addendum by clicking the two links below: Reen.
Addendum to EG Project Book.pdf(.PDF)
EG Free Standing Snowman Hat.pes File(.PES Embroidery File)
Please note that this book is different than the Playbook that was released last August. The Play Book covers many portions and features of The Dream Machine (XV). This book of projects walks end users through features that are entirely in My Design Center. All 6 projects are completed in the hoop. There is a USB with the PHC files for the end user to use.
Reen Wilcoxson will also be promoting this book at any Embroidery Garden events that will take place.
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