Pfaffies FAQ

What you need to know about your Pfaff. Contributed by Pfaffies around the world for both PC and Mac platforms. Enjoy!

1473 thru 7570 models

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Digitizing Lessonsupdated 9/26/07 Embroidery Unit 1473 & non-hoop Pfaffs
Digitizing Tips General Information updated 6/17/06 Accessories, cable, feet, manuals, new 4/3/07

Hoop Software new 6/12
Embroidery formats Internet & Pfaffies new 2/8/06 Thread
 Troubleshooting 7570   SM Tips & reference  Projects with directions new 10/9/07

 

Pfaff Accessories

PfaffMachines manuals
Pfaff SewUSA manuals
Pfaff Sewshop manuals
Pfaff Sewingmanuals.com new 4/3/07
Prevent needle drop & breakage
Ann Greene Eyelet foot 4k
Gail Ford Fantasy Carry Case
7570 table
Creative Program sheet 2.3MBnew 1/31/07
Batteries 1475 & 7570 Manual
Light Bulb 1474
Light Bulb 7570

PC Designer for Windows and Mac OS 9

Gayle Farr Sporadic foot pedal 1.5MB new 11/22/06
Multi uses for feet14k
Miracle Foot
Pfaff cables for Mac 85k
Wiring diagram for pfaff cable
7570 Extension cable
Where to buy replacement 1475/7560/7570
         Pfaff cable new 1/18/2007
Make it yourself stand


--FileMaker Pro to index designs--

Why use FM database?
Design catalog zip template includes all Prodigy indexed+ with pictures (608k zip,
    3MB expanded)
What one record looks like. 70k
d/l Mac or WIN trial FM version

Embroidery File Formats

D. Moynihan Embroidery 13k
Rudolf Viet coding info for file formats

Thread

Don Kinlock Thread fixes12k
Bobbin 8k
Burmilana/Luny 3k
Embroidery, general 8k
Metalics 3k
Weight 2k
 
1473 -7570 non-hoop stuff
 
1475 <---> 7570 Chart 25k
Prodigy Stitches 1000+ pcd,pcq 1MB
 
Sashiko stitch.pcd
Serpentine stitch.pcd
 
Creative Designer programing sheet 535kb
Glynda Black [RIP 5/2011] on Creative Designer
 
Cindy Losekamp's books
Evelyn Korff's Easy 9mm keyboard stitches
 
Projects
Paula's Purse pattern 1.6mb new 10/9/07
How to make lace vest
How to make a patch
Toilet Paper embroidery
Paula's Swirled fleece hat
Paula's Denim Tote bag 61k
Lessons: Digitizing
 
Glynda Black on altering designs
M. Lightner: Make a patch
Evelyn Korff's Curve B fill 27k
Frieda Devine's Digitizing lessons 33k
Digi Buddies on-line digitizing lessons
Amy Webster Starter lessons
Amy/s List Digibuddies

Bernice Ramsey
advanced digitizing lessons 60k


Ilene Black's 2.1 lessons
& lesson PCS
 


For sale on ebay sometimes:
Patti Porter's PCD & Me Finally, a complete workbook that teaches you how to use Pfaff's PC-Designer software and gets you over the learning curve fast.
 
Patti's Beyond the Basics advanced workbook
 
7570 SM
Korff's Using built-in SM Sofware to digitize
 
Niederman's Pfaff Card 57 directions
 
Pfaff creative 7570/7550 complete reference guide by Kim Fillmore & Lynette Dowdell updated 9/26/07

General Information

**Purchasing a Machine**
Toni Osborne How to buy a SM
Wholesale Blue Book
Pfaff a Love Story Humorous short story
 


The Embroidery Mall
     
Copyright
Thread brand conversion

Embroidery Unit

Backing up stitches 1k
Paulson's Thread breaks in mid design 43k
Card #1 alpha over a design 1k

 Digitizing Tips

Ilene Black A & B fill study


Auto Trace
A-Fill 10k
B-Fill area not recognized 1k
Balarad's Designing animals
Best B-Fill 26k
Cactus Punch tips
Lisa Fowler Angle Wheel 26k
Lea Brown Fill Stitches 17k
How to use color bar 1k
Maximum stitches 1k
Sizing PICTs&BMPs for PCD 1k
Tie offs bewteen colors 1k

Internet & Pfaffies

Mailing Lists, Boards, News Groups:
MacPfaffies List
Old Pfaff Pforum for old metal Pfaffsnew 2/8/06
Pfaff Talk board
Pfaff 2100 series & VIP list
Pfaffers mailing list
Pfaffers searchable archives
Amy Webster's Pfaff DigiBuddies
Pfaffpfriends mailing list
All Pfaff related lists on Yahoo

Hoop

Cheap hoop it all 9k
Basting PCS's for 120/80
Hooping & stabilizers 6k
Pfaff Big Oval hoop instruction

Tips on hooping
Cheap hoop transparencies
Aligning a split file 1k
Paulsons' Combining designs
Placement for math challenged w/ photo
Joan Laubach Splitting designs 5k
D. Newren BH +autotrace 5k
Jody Coffing Designing for BH 3k
 

Troubleshooting

card malfunction1k
 
Communications 2100 series<->Mac or here (membership on lists needed)
 
Pfaff password removal
 
B. Brothers SM communication Pc users
Balancing Maxi's illustrated
 
Don's SM communication for PC users
 
Amy Webster's SM Communication for XP PC users

 Freeware, Shareware & commercial software

Mac shareware MacWorld On-line
           Pure Mac Software
 
PC shareware ZdNet Software Library
 
 
Lettering free on-line letter generator
 

Digitizing assistant to PCD (Mac OS 9)
Flutter Whumper autotrace, lettering, special fills, & more!

Digitizing Software
Embroidery i2 (Mac OS X) new 4/5/08
PowerStitch (Mac OS X)
McStitch (Mac OS X & PC) new 1/28/06
Punto (Mac OSX)

Old original Pfaff Software:
PC Designer for Mac OS9 and for Windows

OS9 on Intel Macs
ways to run Classic on Intel Mac's new 6/5/06
 

software (cont'd)

Converters
Billie Finney (Mac OS 9) freeware:
PCtoMACvs3.0
MacConverter(DSTtoPCS) 30k
Convert it (OSX Lion)   new 6/2012
Steve Hirshman (PC) free trail
 SewWhat now includes digitized outline lettering
SewCat catalogs embroidery files on HDD, CD's etc.
 

M. Patrick (Mac OS 9):
Stitch Bunny converter,design splitter, viewer + more!
 

Viewers
Pes and Jef viewers for OS 10.5 new 10/9/07
 

BMP sizer & positioner
freeware:
Basic Frame& Image Planner

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