Embroidery Library

Which format should I choose?


A "format" is the language that an embroidery machine can read. If you're not sure which format your machine uses, check your machine's user manual, or with the person that sold you the machine, or the company that makes your machine. You can also order the Free Designs, download those in multiple formats, and test the different formats in your machine to see which works best.

Below is a partial (and growing!) list of machine makes and models, and the formats that we recommend.

If you do not see your machine listed here, that means that we do not have that information available. When you find out the format that your machine uses, send an email to stitch@emblibrary.com with your machine type and the format, and
we will gladly update this page.
 

Babylock EMP

PES

Babylock Ellisimo

PES

Babylock Ellegante (BLG)

PES

Babylock Ellageo (BLL)

PES

Babylock Esante (BLN)

PES

Babylock Ellure (ESL, BLR, BLG)

PES

Babylock Esante (ESE, ESE2)

PES

Babylock Esante (ESI, ESI2)

PES

Babylock Sofia2

PES

Bernina Artista 200

ART

Bernina Artista 185

ART

Bernina Artista 180

ART

Bernina Artista 165

ART

Bernina Artista 430, 440

ART

Bernina Artista 830

EXP

Bernina Artista 780

EXP

Bernina Artista 730

EXP or ART

Bernina Artista 630, 640

EXP

Bernina Artista 580

EXP

Bernina Deco 340

EXP

Bernina Deco 330

ART or PES

Brother Quattro & 2

PES or DST

Brother PR-600

PES or DST

Brother DreamWeaver/Maker

PES or DST

Brother Innovis

(all models)

PES or DST

Brother ULT (all models)

PES or DST

Brother PC (all models)

PES

Brother SE (all models)

PES


Brother PE (all models)


PES

Elna 8600

JEF

Elna 9600

JEF

Husqvarna/Viking Designer 1

SHV   (Embroidery Library does not offer SHV format. You may convert to SHV from DST or VIP using Embird or the Viking 4D software).

Husqvarna/Viking Designer II

HUS

Husqvarna/Viking

SE

VIP (The SE can read a variety of formats, but VIP format is recommended).

Husqvarna/Viking Rose, Iris, 1+

HUS

Husqvarna/Viking Diamond

VIP or DST

Husqvarna/Viking Topaz

VP3

Husqvarna/Viking

Ruby

VP3 or VIP

Husqvarna/Viking Platinum 955E

VP3

Janome MB4

JEF or DST

Janome 12000

JEF

Janome 11000

JEF

Janome 10000

JEF

Janome 10001

JEF

Janome 300/350

JEF

Janome

200

JEF

Janome

9900

JEF

Janome

9700

JEF

Janome

9500

JEF

Janome

9000

SEW

Janome

5700

SEW

Kenmore 19000

SEW

Pfaff Creative Vision

PCS, VIP, or VP3

Pfaff 7570

PCS

Pfaff 2144, 2170

PCS

Singer Quantum XL6000

XXX

Singer Quantum XL5000

XXX

Singer Quantum XL1000

XXX

Singer Quantum Futura

FHE (Embroidery Library does not offer FHE format. The Futura software can convert from DST, EXP, HUS, PES, and JEF; we recommend DST).

SWF

DST

White 4400

PES