File Features - Saving & Opening

We are pleased to announce more compatibility! Here is a list of files we can open and a second list of the type we can save or create:

Open/Import/Add

  • PQD - proprietary format for saving the whole quilt and all attached patterns in a compressed format.
  • Pattern Files (unencrypted only)
    • DXF - 3 point arcs, polyline or spline curves (NURBS)
    • CMD - Compuquilter Pattern Files
    • HQF - Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher
    • MQR - Machine Quilting Robot Pattern Files
    • PAT - ABM AutoPilot
    • PES - Brother Embroidery Format
    • PLT - QBot
    • SSD - Quilting Solutions Side Saddle
    • TAP - Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher
    • TXT - PC Quilter Pattern Files
    • QLI - Statler Stitcher Pattern Files - ALSO for HQ ProStitcher
  • All True Type or Open Type fonts including Symbosl and Dingbats.
  • Bitmap Digitizing (Black and white line drawings OR silhouettes ONLY - others may produce unpredictable results)
    • JPG
    • GIF
    • BMP
    • PNG
  • Light Table Images for Tracing (any RGB or grayscale image)
    • JPG
    • GIF
    • BMP
    • PNG

Save/Export

  • PQD - proprietary format for saving the whole quilt and all attached patterns in a compressed format.
  • Pattern Files (unencrypted only)
    • DXF - Statler Stitcher COMPLIANT DXF with all Macros including copyright info. 3-point arc support (poly line also available)!
    • DXF - Intelliquilter COMPLIANT DXF formated to suit with embedded comments and copyright.
    • CMD - Compuquilter Pattern Files: Corners, Motifs or Repeatable including support for INDEX, TAG FILES, custom start points, etc. Pro-Q even checks to make sure a pattern is repeatable if you try to save it as such.
    • HQF - Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher: allows insertion of custom jumps for easier pattern placement for complex layouts.
    • MQR - Machine Quilting Robot Pattern Files: Including speed selection, standard and custom registration (courtesy) jumps AND the ability to create custom scripts for a whole quilt or any part of it.
    • PAT - ABM AutoPilot
    • PLT - QBot Pattern Files: Includes support for short copywrite statement. Note that the limit of the file name is 8 characters PLUS the .plt file extension
    • QLI - Statler Stitcher Pattern Files: Includes support for hard pauses for color changes (Statler) and custom Registration Jumps to help you line up patterns at the start. 3-point arc support!
    • SSD - Side Saddle Pattern Files.
    • TXT - PC Quilter Pattern Files: Including support for speed selection, pattern pauses, move commands, and standard and custom registration (courtesy) jumps.
    • WMF - Picture file format can be automatically generated when saving DXF, CMD or QLI files. For use in printing out files for catalogs or viewing them under XP as a thumbnail without Pro-Q