Introducing the Singer CE-350 Quantum Futura, the newest break-through in sewing and embroidery technology! Whether it is repairing clothing, creating new garments, embroidering a tablecloth, or even creating your own custom embroidery designs, the CE-350 Quantum Futura can tackle any sewing and embroidery project! Regular sewing tasks are made simple with 99 built-in stitch programs, 120 built-in designs, programmable needle up/down, one-touch pattern selection, four styles of one-step buttonhole, drop-feed for free-motion sewing, and much more! Download beautiful embroidery with a direct connection to a Windows compatible computer. Included with the CE-350 is the ALL NEW AUTO PUNCH SOFTWARE. Create your own special one of a kind embroidery designs from photos or clip-art. Also included is the ALL NEW EMBROIDERY EDITING SOFTWARE!!! Edit the shape of a design. Move a single stitch or a block of stitches easily. Do your own custom fill stitches or use a preset fill stitch to change a design into a one of a kind custom design. With the NEW FUTURA SOFTWARE the CE-350 will recognize most of the popular formats such as xxx, pes, sew, hus, etc and will convert them to .FHE Embroidery Features: Automatically digitize custom embroidery using your own images or clip art with control over stitch settings. Select from built-in embroidery designs including animals, holidays, flowers and more. Select from 10 built-in fonts: Arial Large, Arial Rounded, Block Large, Block Small, Courier, Helvetica 2 colors, Kids, Script 1, Script 2 and Times Large. Letters can sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more. Lettering can be created with a running stitch or satin stitch outline of the same color or a contrasting color. All popular formats accepted. Download designs from the Internet or work from a collection on CD, floppy disk or memory stick. This function of the software provides for viewing several designs at one time, in order to scroll through and view design collections Multiple designs can be combined into one design file using paste design or copy and paste. Convert popular home and commercial format designs into a format that can be edited with the advanced editing tools. Edit the shape of selected design sections. Edit the design stitch-by-stitch. Apply preset or custom fill types to the design. Use preset fill patterns or created custom fill patterns for Freeform, Column, Motif, Elastic Step, Pattern step, and Random fill types. This function of the software provides a preview of the selected design in a manner such that the stitches appear on screen as they will when sewn out on the fabric. This function of the software provides for printing the 3-D realistic view. This is useful when creating placement templates. This function of the software provides for selecting colors for an embroidery design. Software includes thread charts, with color numbers, for several of the most popular brands of embroidery thread. Embroidery designs can be transmitted to the Futura embroidery machine in 3 different ways. The design can be sent one color block at a time, the whole design can be sent at one time or the design can be sent in one color. Trace the outline of the design in the embroidery hoop for more accurate design positioning. Use the Start/Stop button to start machine. When it is desired to stop sewing, press the Start/Stop again to stop sewing and have the needle stop at its highest position. When sending the whole design at once to the Futura machine, design color blocks are indicated with the LED lit above patterns. To select a block push the pattern selector button until the desired block is selected. Move forward or backwards through the design using the Needle Stop position button or Reserve Stitch. Rotate embroidery designs in increments as small as 1 degree for precise positioning. When changing design size, the software automatically recalculates the stitch density. The latest software enhancements can be downloaded automatically or manually from within the Futura software. The latest machine firmware enhancements can be downloaded automatically or manually from with in the Futura software. A large 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" hoop and a smaller 31/8" x 4 3/4" hoop included with the machine. A bonus CD Video Tutorial Workbook for the Futura embroidery software is included. This CD tutorial helps guide you through use of the Futura software system operation and design creation. It also provides project for embroidery and sewing on the Futura machine.