Supported Hoops

New hoops are added frequently to the Embird embroidery software.> Check the latest list of supported hoops in Embird by clicking main menu “Editor > Options > Hoop Size” menu.

Standard
Babylock, Brother (small, 60 x 20 mm)
Babylock, Bernina, Brother, Viking (100 x 100 mm)
Babylock ESE, Brother 8200, Viking, Pfaff (large, 130 x 180 mm)

Brother
Small (40 x 60 mm)
Medium (100 x 130 mm)
Large (155 x 200 mm) and (260 x 160 mm)
Brother Square Hoop (150 x 150 mm)
Brother Dream Machine (240 x 360 mm) – Vertical
Brother Dream Machine (360 x 240 mm) – Horizontal
Oval (145 x 255 mm) and (72 x 50 mm)
MegaHoop (150 x 400 mm)
Jumbo Hoop (oval, 260 x 400 mm)
Cap Hoop (130 x 50 mm)
Innovis (180 x 300 mm) and Innovis Endless Hoop (100 x 180 mm)
Jumbo Large (overlap, 300 x 130 mm) and Jumbo Small (overlap, 172 x 100 mm)
PR-600 (200 x 300 mm)
Fast Frames Jumbo Hoop (overlap, 300 x 378 mm)
PR-1000 Xtra Wide Angle Cap Frame (360 x 60 mm) and PR-1000 Xtra Large (360 x 200 mm)
PR-1000 Jumbo Frame (overlap, 360 x 360 mm)
Quattro (200 x 300 mm)
Square Hoop (200 x 200 mm)

Elna & New Home
(125 x 90 mm)

Elna Xquisite
(55 x 55 mm), (135 x 235 mm), (250 x 450 mm), (50 x 120 mm), (114 x 114 mm)

Janome
Janome AQ (120 x 180 mm) – Vertical
Janome AQ (180 x 120 mm) – Horizontal
Janome ASQ (180 x 180 mm)
Janome ASQ22 (220 x 220 mm)
Janome RE20a (170 x 200 mm) – Vertical
Janome RE20a (200 x 170 mm) – Horizontal
Janome T6 (78 x 168 mm) – Vertical
Janome T6 (168 x 78 mm) – Horizontal
Janome H1 (100 x 90 mm) – Horizontal
Janome H1 (90 x 100 mm) – Vertical
Janome S1 (37 x 59 mm) – Vertical
Janome S1 (59 x 37 mm) – Horizontal
Janome S2 (28 x 50 mm) – Vertical
Janome S2 (50 x 28 mm) – Horizontal
Janome J1 (round, 30 mm)
Janome J2 (24 x 54 mm) – Vertical
Janome J2 (54 x 24 mm) – Horizontal
Janome J3 (64 x 28 mm) – Horizontal
Janome J3 (28 x 64 mm) – Vertical
Janome J4 (42 x 67 mm) – Vertical
Janome J4 (67 x 42 mm) – Horizontal
Janome J5 (46 x 46 mm)
Janome J6 (66 x 66 mm)
Janome J7 (110 x 95 mm) – Horizontal
Janome J7 (95 x 110 mm) – Vertical
Janome J8 (120 x 121 mm) – Vertical
Janome J8 (121 x 120 mm) – Horizontal
Janome MC15000 Essential RE 18 Hoop (140 x 180 mm) – Vertical
Janome MC15000 Essential RE 18 Hoop (180 x 140 mm) – Horizontal
1 and 3 (90 x 125 mm), 2 for 5000, 5700 and 9000 (85 x 70 mm)
5 for 5000, 5700 and 9000 (overlap, 125 x 140 mm)
MC10000, M3 Hoop, FA Hoop (50 x 50 mm) & (110 x 110 mm)
GigaHoop 1 & 2 (overlap, 230 x 200 mm) & (overlap, 200 x 240 mm)
M1 Hoop (240 x 200 mm)
MC10000, RE Hoop (140 x 200 mm)
MC10000, Kenmore 19010, M2 Hoop, ST Hoop (126 x 110 mm)
MC11000 Square Hoop (200 x 200 mm)
MC11000 Macro Hoop (overlap, 200 x 280 mm)
MC12000 SQ23 Hoop (230 x 230 mm)
MC12000 GR Hoop (230 x 300 mm)
MC12000 FA10 Hoop (100 x 40 mm)
MC200 (140 x 140 mm)

Juki
(smallest, 50 x 40 mm), (small 100 x 60 mm), (small, 130 x 60 mm), (medium, 130 x 110 mm), (large, 250 x 160 mm)

Mitsubishi
(80 x 40 mm)

Pfaff
9mm (33 x 9 mm)
Maxi (166.5 x 60 mm)
(small, 80 x 80 mm) & (large, 120 x 115 mm)
Multi-Hoop (overlap, 225 x 90 mm)
Grand Hoop (overlap, 250 x 225 mm) & (overlap, 90 x 225 mm)
Creative Endless Hoop (180 x 100 mm) & Creative 2140 (225 x 140 mm)
Petite Hoop (50 x 80 mm) & Petite Hoop Square Hoop (120 x 120 mm)
All Fabric Hoop (130 x 130 mm)
Round Hoop (80 mm) & (120 mm) & (200 x 360 mm)
Deluxe Hoop (200 x 360 mm) & (overlap, 350 x 360 mm)
Grand Dream Hoop (overlap, 360 x 350 mm)
Creative Grand Endless Hoop (150 x 260 mm)
Creative Quilters Hoop (200 x 200 mm)
Elite Hoop (200 x 260 mm)

Singer
(small, 55 x 55 mm), (medium, 114 x 114 mm), (large, 130 x 240 mm), (large 2, 140 x 240 mm)
Continuous Hoop (50 x 150 mm)
Multi-Hoop (210 x 430 mm)
Futura Small (80 x 120 mm) & Futura Large (115 x 170 mm)
XL 6000 Hoop (250 x 450 mm)

Viking
Round Hoop (40 mm) & (100 mm)
Quilters Hoop, Pfaff All Fabric Hoop II (150 x 150 mm)
Designer 1 MidSize, Viking Endless Hoop (100 x 170 mm) & (170 x 100 mm)
Designer 1 Large, Pfaff Master Hoop (150 x 240 mm) & (240 x 150 mm)
Mega Hoop (150 x 360 mm) & (overlap, 150 x 360 mm)
Plus (overlap, 100 x 170 mm)
Crown Hoop (200 x 260 mm)
Splendid Square Hoop (120 x 120 mm)
Royal Hoop (200 x 360 mm) & (overlap, 350 x 360 mm)
Grand Dream Hoop (overlap, 350 x 360 mm)
Majestic Hoop (overlap, 360 x 350 mm) & (overlap, 350 x 360 mm)

Magna-Hoop ™
A – Large Rectangle for Janome (120 x 146 mm, 4.75 x 5.75″)
B – Square for Janome (76 x 76 mm, 3 x 3″)
C – Round for Janome (76 mm, 3″)
D – Medium Rectangle for Janome (52 x 146 mm, 2 x 5.75″)
E – Narrow Rectangle for Janome (25 x 146 mm, 1 x 5.75″)

Round Hoop
70 mm (2.76″)
90 mm (3.54″)
120 mm (4.72″)
150 mm (5.91″)
180 mm (7.09″)
210 mm (8.27″)

Rectangular Hoop
70 x 130 mm (2.76 x 5.12″)
200 x 115 mm (7.87 x 4.53″)
240 x 240 mm (9.45 x 9.45″)
240 x 300 mm (9.45 x 11.81″)
300 x 300 mm (11.81 x 11.81″)
450 x 230 mm (17.72 x 9.06″)
450 x 320 mm (17.72 x 12.60″)
450 x 395 mm (17.72 x 15.55″)
475 x 310 mm (18.70 x 12.20″)
475 x 410 mm (18.70 x 16.14″)
475 x 450 mm (18.70 x 17.72″)

Hoop-It-All(tm)

Giant for Babylock Espree 1, 2 and Accent, Bernina Deco 500 and 600, Brother PE 100, 150 and 200, Elna CE 20, Envision 8006 and 8007, Janome MC5000, MC5700 and MC9000, Kenmore 19000 and 19001, Pfaff 7570 and 7560, Viking #1+ and Rose, Babylock ESE 1, 2, Ellure and Brother PC 8200, 8500 and 6500, Bernina Artista 180/170, Brother PE100, 150, 200 and 180D, Babylock Espree 1, 2 and Accent EAC, Bernina Deco 500, 600 and 650
Double-Wide for Janome MC 10000
Giant-R8 Double Wide for Viking #1+, Rose and Iris
Long for Brother PE 300 and 400, Janome MC 10000
Long Giant for Viking #1+, Rose, Iris and Orchidea, Pfaff 7560, Brother 8200, Artista 165E, 170E and 180E
Mini Giant-L for Brother Innovis and Babylock Intrigue
Quilter’s Square Double-Wide for Babylock Ellegante, Brother 4000D, Babylock Ellure, ESE, Brother 8200, 8500, 6500 & Janome MC11000
R8 Double Wide Long for Viking #1+ , Pfaff 7560, Brother PE-150
Special Use Long Giant for Brother PE-100
Square Giant for Viking #1+, Rose, Iris and Orchidea, Brother PE-100, Pfaff 7560 & Janone 9000
Super Double-Wide for Brother ULT 2000, 2500D, 1500D and Babylock Ellageo, Essante 3 Series, Bernina 730/740/630/640/200/185 w/bonus bracket for Bernina 730/740/630/640/200/185, Viking Designer 1, 2 and SE
Super Medium, Quilter & Long Double Wide Giant for Brother ULT 2001
Super Giant Double-Wide for Babylock Ellegante, Brother 4000D, Babylock Ellure, ESE and Brother 8200, 8500, 6500
Super-Giant-L for Babylock Ellegante, Brother 4000D, Babylock Ellageo, Brother ULT 2001, Singer XL 1000, Singer XL 5000 and 6000, Viking Designer 1 and 2D and Singer Futura CE-200
Super Long Giant for Viking Designer 1 and 2D and Brother ULT 200
If you haven’t found your hoop in above list, you can create and use custom hoop in Embird.

Supported Thread Catalogs

Admelody Poly
ARC Polyester
ARC Rayon
Admelody Rayon
Anchor
Aurifil Lana
Aurifil Mako
Aurifil Polyester
Aurifil Rayon
Aurifil Royal
BFC Poly
Brildor AC
Brildor CO
Brildor MF
Brildor NY
Brildor PB
Brother Country
Brother Embroidery
Coats Alcazar
Coats Alcazar Jazz
Coats Sylko
Coats Sylko USA
DMC
Floriani’s Polyester
FuFu Polyester
FuFu Rayon
Gunold
Gutermann creativ Dekor
Hemingworth
Isacord Polyester
Isafil Rayon
Isalon Polyester
Janome
King Star
Madeira Burmilana
Madeira Matt
Madeira Polyneon
Madeira Rayon
Marathon Polyester
Marathon Rayon
Marathon Rayon Vol. III
Mettler Embroidery
Mettler Poly Sheen
MTB-Embroidex
Outback Embroidery Rayon
Poly Emb Thread
Poly-X40
Premium Select High Luster
Premium Select Soft Antique Poly
Princess
RAL
Radiant Rayon
Robison-Anton Polyester
Robison-Anton Rayon
Royal Polyester
Royal Viscose Rayon
Sigma
Simthread
Simthread Rayon
Simthread Polyester
Sulky Polyester
Sulky Rayon
Swist
Thread Delight Poly
Tristar Polyester
Tristar Rayon
Vyapar Rayon
Wonderfil Poly
Wonderfil Rayon
 

 

Download & Install Embird

Note: Before you start installing Embird, make sure you know whether you need the 32-bit or 64-bit version. The version needs to match your computer’s operating system. To find out which system you have, go to Control Panel/System and Security/System and look for System Type. We also have a free video tutorial that shows you how to find out your system type available from here.

1 – Turn off your User Account Control by going to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Change User Account Control Settings and set the slider to Never Notify. Click OK. You can change this back once the installation is complete. We have a more detailed description of this here.

2 – If you have an older version or build of Embird installed, uninstall it by going to Start > Programs >Embird 32/64 > Uninstall. If not, skip steps 3 and 4, and proceed from 5.

3 – When asked if you want to delete the folder with settings of Embird, click “Yes”.

4 – Restart your computer.

5 – Download Embird – choosing either 32-bit or 64-bit to match your computer’s operating system. Click on Save and save the installation file to your desktop. The name of the file should end in .exe

6 – Locate the .exe file and double click on it to begin the set-up.

7 – The first screen of the Embird installer will appear. Click on “Setup”.

8 – When asked if you want to pay to the upgrade fee, click on No.

9 – Since you have already switched off the UAC, click OK.

10 – Choose your language. Click “OK”.

11 – Click the check box to accept the terms in the license agreement. Choose the destination drive. If you are using a 32-bit system, we recommend you click the drop down arrow and choose the destination drive of C:Embird 32. Otherwise, don’t make any changes. Click Install.

12 – Fill in your name, address and email address (all the required fields). You don’t need to enter your registration password at this stage. Click “Next”.

13 – Embird will be installed. This can take a few minutes. The progress will be displayed on the set-up window.

14 – Click “No” button if you do not want to run Embird Quick Searcher on Windows startup.

15 – Click “OK” on the installation successful window.

16 – You will find a shortcut icon has been added to your desktop. Click on the shortcut to open Embird. In the Product Activation window that opens, click Activate Software.

17 – Once activation is complete, click OK.

18 – Choose your language.

19 – Click OK for the Calibration Square.

20 – In the Iconizer Settings window, click both the Select All buttons. Click on Remove Image Type Files and Remove Quilting Type Files. Click OK.

21 – Choose your preferred setting for associated software. If you don’t have any embroidery software other than Embird, click on No.

22 – On the Optional Plug-ins windows, un-tick “Show this screen at start-up”.

Supplemental:

1 – On the Manager page, in the right panel, choose your preferred display view for design files by ticking the Preview Files check boxes.

2 – Embird will run in trial mode until registered. In demo mode, you can use the program for 30 days. After this, in order to change the program into a fully enabled version that doesn’t expire, a registration password needs to be purchased and entered.

3 – If Embird is showing as un- registered, and you are a registered user, enter your registration password now.

2 – Go to Help/Passwords and un-tick “Remind me need for password back-up every 30 days”, so you don’t see this every time you close Embird.

Do make sure you have your passwords backed up to both your C: drive as well as an external device like a CD or USB stick. You can back-up your passwords from this window.

4 – If you are registered for Alphabets, Digitizing Tools or Sfumato Stitch, these will need to be downloaded in addition to the basic Embird.

Download & Install Plugins

Before you can use any of the Embird plug-in programs you need to have Embird downloaded and installed. All Embird plug-ins work within Embird and are not stand-alone programs.

Once downloaded and installed, all plug-ins run in demo mode until they are registered. Registration for each plug-in is an optional extra purchase in addtion to the basic Embird program registration.

Embird must be registered before any plug-ins registrations can be purchased.

Iconizer, Font Engine & Cross-Stitch
These three plug-ins are included in the Embird installation file so you don’t need to download these separately. They will be installed together with Embird.

Digitizing Tools, Sfumato and Alphabets
Digitizng Tools and Sfumato Stitch are both parts of Embird Studio. To use either plug-in, Embird Studio needs to be downloaded and installed. Registration for each plug-in can be purchased separately.
Embird Studio comes in two versions, 32-bit and 64-bit. You need to install the version that matches your computer’s operating system, and the version of Embird you have installed. To find out which system you have, go to Control Panel/System and Security/System and look for System Type. We also have a free video tutorial that shows you how to find out your system type available from here.

Alphabets can be downloaded individually, or as a complete installation file including all the Alphabets.

 

Download and Install Embird Studio and Alphabets:

1 – Go to our Embird download page and click on the download link for the plug-in you wish to install.

2 – When asked if you want to Run or Save the installation file, choose Run.

3 – Check that the correct installation folder is displayed. If you have installed Embird to its default folder, this will be shown and you don’t need to make any changes. If you have changed the installation folder for Embird, make sure the folder you chose is selected. Click “Unzip”.

4 – When the installation is completed, click “OK”.

5 – Open Embird and go to Help > Installed Plug-ins.

5 – Check the list of installed plug-ins to make sure your plug-in was successfully installed.

Using Embird on a Mac

Solution with Parallels and Windows

Embird for Windows can be also be used on an Apple Mac with the OS X operating system. However, a Windows operating system must be added to the Mac to allow Embird to run in its native environment.

There are a couple of solutions that allow Windows to run on a Mac along with OS X. One of them is an application called Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. Parallels Desktop is available from http://www.parallels.com Of course, you also need to have a Windows installation disc.

Follow these steps to install Parallels and Windows on the Mac:

1 – Buy a license for Parallels for your Mac
2 – Buy Windows 7, 8 or 10
3 – Download and install Parallels on your Mac


Open Parallels installation file from Downloads

You will be asked to insert the Windows disc during installation of Parallels.

4 – The icon of Parallels with Windows will appear on the desktop of your Mac

5 – When you tap the Parallels icon, your Mac switches to the Windows mode. You can now download, install and use Embird and all its plug-ins just as if you were using a PC. Make sure to download either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Embird that matches the Windows operating system you have installed.