READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

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READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby Servotron » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:16 pm

The pattern makers on this forum use different programs to make their patterns, which results in different file types. Most people post a jpeg of the pattern and thread list to go with the pattern as well if the person doesn't have the program. The most popular programs are PC Stitch and KG Chart.

.pat file type- A PC Stitch file. The website is http://www.pcstitch.com and they have different options available. You can buy a pattern making program or you can download a free pattern viewing program to view and print off the pattern on the forum.

.sth file type- A KG Chart file. The website is http://www.iktsoft.net/kgchart-en/kgchart/ and this is a freeware program, so it doesn't cost anything. The website now has a support forum and there is a guide for creating patterns on this forum here.

Some people have different programs that they use, but the majority of them are posted in these file formats, or as jpeg charts.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby xhouseatlantic » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

This looks like the appropriate place to post this. How do you convert .sth to .pdf? I see no way to do it in KG chart. Help!
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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby StitchPlease » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:25 am

You can use something called CutePDF. http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp Just download it, then print the item you want to switch. When you choose what to print it with CutePDF will show up. Choose that and it will save as a PDF. That's what I use and it's super easy. :nod

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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby xhouseatlantic » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:51 pm

Very relevant, thank you! I'll try it out right now.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby azndwarf » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:17 pm

How do you open .sth files on a Mac? I can't install the KG program on my Mac.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby yabe » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:16 am

Is there a way to convert .cse file to .pdf?

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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby CrazyCucco11 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:30 am

That KG Chart Program is awesome. i paid for pc stitch, but i think that i like the freeware better. i was just able to undestand it better, and i didn't even have to take a tutorial! Of course, im sure that other people prefer other programs as well.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby dangergerbil » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:18 am

Personally I prefer KG for sprites and Pattern Maker for drawings/photos. So many of the patterns I post will be in pattern makers .xsd format.

.xsd files can be viewed with the free viewer available from http://www.hobbyware.com/pm_downloads.htm
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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby cutetigger » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:26 pm

thanks for the tips on converting to pdf! :D

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Re: READ THIS FIRST: Pattern File Types

Postby HeyDay » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:14 am

Is it possible, that the KG chart file programm isn't available for free anymore?
I only found a shareware version of the programm on their website and a "no longer available" for the freeware version
Maybe I'm just blind?

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