About Our Designs

FORMATS AVAILABLE
All designs are offered for instant downloads in the most common embroidery formats: ART, DST, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP and VP3. If you need a different format, I recommend purchasing in ART and downloading the free software ArtLink (click here) and converting to the format your embroidery machine requires. Many Bernina customers ask me, "Why do you only sell ART for Bernina machines? Why not sell EXP as well?"* My answer to that is: ART is a superior quality to EXP and you can easily download the free ArtLink software from Bernina's website and convert to EXP. Someday you may purchase editing software and you'll be glad you have ART files because you'll be able to change the size, color, and almost anything in this design that I programmed. You'll never be able to do that with EXP format. I always work in ART format and then convert to EXP before stitching out designs. I hope this helps!

*UPDATE: I have started bundling EXP with the ART pack in the newer designs!


CUSTOM DIGITIZING
I no longer accept custom digitizing orders.

RETURNS
All sales are final due to the electronic nature of each file. Please ask questions before you purchase.

PROBLEMS WITH STITCH OUTS
I am a Bernina user and sadly don't know anything about other machine brands. Please go to sewforum.com and ask questions there about your machine and why it isn't stitching well. I wish I could help every customer troubleshoot her problems, but it is simply not possible.

DOWNLOADING YOUR DESIGNS
After payment you can download your designs by clicking on "My Account", then "Downloadable Products". You will have 1 YEAR to download your files, after which the download will expire. We are not responsible for lost designs. PLEASE make a back-up of your designs in a safe place either by burning them onto a CD, using an external hardrive or an online backup company like Dropbox.com or Carbonite.com. A small fee will be assessed if you lose your designs and  need to have them emailed to you.

TERMS OF USE
*All of our designs are for personal use but can be used on a limited basis to stitch on items sold for the home crafter, such as an etsy shop.
*Each design is copyrighted by Meringue Designs. This means you can not share the files with your embroidery buddies. Please be honest, hours and days go into the making of each design in terms of digitizing, stitching projects, photography, website maintenance, etc.

PURCHASING FINISHED ITEMS
I also have an etsy shop where you can buy already made items.