are a few comments from the
many hobbyists and
professional designers who use
"If anyone is serious about
designing needlework, they should be working with Pattern
Maker...Worth every penny! The best software of that type
Kustom Krafts, Inc.
"I have been using Pattern Makers
now for close to seven years I
think, and would not use any other. I have converted two
or three people
to the program including my 80 year old mother.
I love the ease and understanding of the
program most of all, and
the ease with which I can scan and convert photos into
stitch charts for sale.
Thanks Scott for a wonderful program, and the
most excellent support
one could ever ask for."
In Love and Light
"As a professional designer, who
has tried many of the other software programs out there, Pattern
Maker is the absolute best. It is an easy to use program, with
all the features you could want or need. I just love this
program, and highly recommend it."
Laura Kramer Doyle
Laura Doyle Designs
"I have been using the Pattern
Maker Pro for Machine Embroidery software for quite a while
now. It keeps getting better and better. I thought
it was great to begin with! But it is easier now. I have used
the software to make most of the cross stitch designs that I
sell from my site - Murphy's Designs http://www.murphysdesigns.bizland.com
This program makes it so much easier to make beautiful things
happen with your embroidery machine. I have all 3 of the major
machine embroidery cross stitch software packages. I USE the
Hobbyware Pattern Maker software. The others just can't compare.
The support for this program is one of the best parts. They
really care that you bought their product and want you to be
able to use it. It is an easy to use and easy to understand
program. I could go on and on about Pattern Maker but I think
the best way is for you to try it for yourself to see what you
think. It is a great program. Happy stitching!"
Murphy (Marian Ecker) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
"Of the various chart making
packages I've tried, Pattern Maker Pro is, by far, the easiest,
most complete, and most versatile. It also has the shortest
learning curve; that's very important to me since I'm a
designer, NOT a computer programmer.
What impresses me most, however, is that
it obviously has been created by people who DO needlecraft, not
just folks who've heard of it.
This software is a productivity miracle
for me. It's significantly reduced my time spent in the design
stage, while it provides clean, clear, readable charts at the
exact specifications I need.
Pattern Maker was already the industry
standard, but the latest version, 4.0, is the best tool I can
think of to bring my ideas to paper, and it's a great
enhancement to my creativity. And because I'm able to execute my
ideas so quickly, I have more time for my needlework.
I can't recommend Pattern Maker software
highly enough. Its combination of tools and capabilities far
exceeds anything else available today -- at ANY price!"
"I started using the shareware
version of Pattern Maker, many, many years ago. I was
pleased with the software then but have been positively
delighted with all the modifications that have been made. Support
for this software has been outstanding. Many suggestions that I
made have been incorporated into later versions. The support is
on-going as you can tell from the very significant alterations
made to the latest version."
D. L. Flaningam
"For someone who spends
hours each day designing cross stitch, this newest major upgrade
to Pattern Maker, makes my days! Many big improvements are
included in this new version which can save a great deal of time
and make the charting process even easier and quicker than
before. The improved Fill function, new Layout Module, lovely
new Stitch View Display, and Highlight Selected Color function,
are only a few of my favorite new and improved features. Pattern
Maker has always been the most intuitive charting software
available. Pattern Maker Version 4.0 represents an extremely
mature version of this feature-rich Cross Stitch charting
Donna Vermillion Giampa
The Vermillion Stitchery
HobbyWare would like to
congratulate Donna Vermillion Giampa in her receiving of the
2001 DMC Needlework Designer of the Year award!
"Pattern Maker version 4 for
Professionals has allowed me to take my designing to a more
professional level. I'm particularly pleased with the improved
import features. The program allows for a greater level of
flexibility, bead placement, and page overlaps. I'm also quite
happy with the responsiveness of the tech support staff (Thanks,
Scott!). I encourage you to give Pattern Maker version 4 a
Desert Knight Enterprises, Inc.
"In 1997 I began using the
Pattern Maker program that came with a printer that I had
purchased. I enjoyed using the program so much that I upgraded
to the professional version and I have been using it ever since.
I have a business doing photo to cross stitch conversions and
over the years I have tested many other competitors
products. I find that Pattern Maker is very user friendly
and their customer service department are more than willing to
help out with any problems you may encounter along the way. I
have managed to obtain photo quality patterns that I am proud to
say were created by Simply Unique with the Pattern Maker
"I just had to take a moment to
compliment you on your newest version of Pattern Maker Pro.
I've been designing professionally for quite a few years now and am
on my 3rd version of Pattern Maker.
The newest Professional version is
incredible! I'm completely blown away by the acurate RGB's settings
for the floss colors as well as all the wonderful new stitch
options. It took me a little while to figure it out and get the hang
of things but now I'm having so much fun with it!
Thank you for such a wonderful
Kitty & Me Country Crafts
"As a needlework designer,
I have always found Pattern Maker and Pattern Maker Pro to
be excellent programs. I have been an owner of a
Pattern Maker program for almost eight years, and would not
use any other program. It combines ease of use with
superior features and excellent customer support. Scott
and the team at HobbyWare are friendly, conscientious and
willing to not only assist with any question on the program
itself but also concerned about the quality and features their
program offers. Every time that I have asked for
something extra, it has been answered promptly and with
enthusiasm. Being able to create a design with a program
that makes printing and production so easy has been a real
This newest Pattern Maker
contains everything a designer or needleworker could ask for,
I know, I asked for a lot of it, and got it! Thanks to
Scott for a super program which I look forward to using for
many more years."
Su Richardson Poole
Cutworks Needlework Designs
"I have used Pattern Maker almost since its
inception when Brad handed me a free trial disk at the cross stitch
show in Charlotte about ten years ago. Pattern Maker has been an
important part of the success formula for Treetrunk Designs ever
Have I TRIED other cross stitch programs?
Of course -- it's important to know what is available in this market!
Do I USE other programs? Absolutely not! The
integrity and production capacity of Pattern Maker is second
When it comes to technical support, HobbyWare
has NEVER failed me. I'm not a computer technician and don't
plan to become one -- and thanks to Scott, I don't need to! This
understanding gentleman is able to gear his instructions and
explanations to a level I can comprehend every time!
Pattern Maker has a treasure trove of great
features that make the program fun, user friendly, and easy to spark creativity.
However, my personal favorite is the customer service. The folks
at HobbyWare have always made me feel like I am their most important
customer! It just doesn't get any better than that!
Thanks, guys! Your hard work is greatly appreciated!"
Kathy Szypulski Walker
"HobbyWare Pattern Maker has to be the most
affordable and yet designer intelligent needlework design program
available on the market. I have been a cross stitch designer for
15 years and have very large intricate patterns with lots of color
changes, mixes, and stitch types in each pattern. In the past I
have used other software programs, and none can surpass the ease of
use, powerful editing tools, flexible graphic visuals, and, of
course, phenomenal software support, which is non existent in 98% of
software these days. I'm spoiled for any other program!
Leslie Wristers Designs