File Formats that can be used in QE-Pattern Finder

QE-Pattern Finder can show thumbnails of Quilting Patterns, of Embroidery Designs, of Images and Vector Artwork. All formats can be sorted into the catalog. The Quilting Patterns and Embroidery Designs can be edited in Design Editor. The images can be helpful to include photos of stitch-outs in the same category as the designs. Sorting Artwork into the catalog is helpful to see your design work in progress.


File Formats


Design Editor


Browser View


Catalog View



Design Files - Available functions:

Find, Preview as Thumbnails, Sort into Catalog, Batch Convert, Edit, Add Text.


Art and Stitch (ANS)


Embroidery machine formats:

Baby Lock/Brother/Bernina (PES)

Baby Lock/Brother/Bernina (PEC)

Elna/Janome/Kenmore (SEW)

Janome/Elna (JEF)

Melco/Bernina (EXP)

Pfaff (PCS)

Singer (XXX)

Tajima (DST)

Viking D1 (SHV)

Viking (HUS)

Viking/Pfaff (VIP)

Viking/Pfaff (VP3)

Bernina (ART)


Longarm Quilt formats


ABM Innova (PAT)

Bernina Q-Matic (BQM)

CompuQuilter (CQP)

HQ Pro-Stitcher (HQF)

HQ Pro-Stitcher (HQV)

Handi Quilter Rec.(TAP)

IntelliQuilter (IQP)

PC Quilter (TXT)

QBot Files (PLT)

4QB Files (4QB)

Quilt EZ (QCC)

SideSaddle (SSD)

Statler Stitcher (QLI)

Image and Artwork files - Available functions:

Find, Preview as Thumbnails, Sort into Catalog.


Adobe Illustrator 8 (AI)

Enhanced Windows Metafile (EMF)

Windows Metafile (WMF)

Pre-Design Studio Files (PRE)

SVG Files (SVG)

Windows Bitmaps (BMP)

JPEG Images (JPG)

GIF Images (GIF)

TIF Images (TIF)

Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

Note about Encrypted Designs


Because of the wonderful editing, tweaking, adding text functions in QE-Pattern Finder, the program will not display Encrypted files. Some designers lock their designs to a specific system. They do so for a reason. We respect that and therefore encrypted files will not show/open in QE-Pattern Finder.