Computerized Quilting System Buyer’s Guide
What system is right for you?
Computerized systems integrated with the software and hardware on your quilting machine allow you to control all of the functions of the computer and your machine from one location.
Computerized quilting programs should be simple, intuitive and easy to use. Make sure you are comfortable with the user interface, and try it a few times.
SETUP & TRAINING
It is best for a trained retailer to setup a computerized quilting system. If setup is not included, does the company provide detailed installation instructions and technical support?
All systems should come with some basic designs that are ready to use. Look for systems that include at least 800 designs
DESIGN AND LAYOUT CAPABILITIES
Computerized systems allow you to manipulate a design by rotating, resizing, repeating, skewing and cropping. In addition, systems should include design software for creating and manipulating your own designs.
Ensure that basic updates to the software are provided to you at no cost for at least 12 months. Technology changes quickly and software updates can be pricey
SUPPORT & EDUCATION
In addition to local authorized retail training, ensure the company has dedicated technical and educational support for issues and questions as they may arise.
Systems that have the ability to quickly switch between free-motion and computerized quilting will provide you with more freedom and satisfaction in your quilting
QUALITY AND WARRANTY
Reputable companies will provide and stand behind their products. Know what specific items are covered and for how long