Converting .fcm files to embroidery files

Use Brother’s “Simply Applique” software to create applique embroidery files from the .fcm format on the ScanNCut!

Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s Youtube video  -

This looks like a great idea, but I do have some reservations about it….now I am also an avid machine embroiderer and digitizer, and I also teach digitizing, so I know my stuff…this is a form of auto digitizing, but from what I can see, it looks great for the home embroiderer who has a ScanNcut and wants to do applique easily.

Obviously the size applique you can create is going to be limited to your hoop size – so although you can cut a large shape on a 12″x24″ mat,  if you’ve only got a 4″x4″ hoop then that’s the largest applique you are going to be able to use.

The biggest size hoop available to the home embroiderer is about 14″x9″… in general most embroidery machines have sizes ranging from 4″x4″ to about 10″x5″ or 12″x8 depending on what brand machine you have and how much you have paid for it.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s Youtube video  -

This looks fabulous, but can’t be found here in the UK (yet)…no doubt we will be forced to buy it through Create and Craft… doubt at an extortionate price……

And despite a thorough Google search, it has improved near impossible to find out what price this is/will be retailing at…the nearest I could find was a sold listing on Ebay for a new item for $299 US.


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