Software Versions and Downloads

Latest Pro-Stitcher Premium Releases

This Pro-Stitcher software is specific to the Pro-Stitcher tablet and carriage you use. Be sure to select the correct version based upon your tablet and carriage.


  • Make sure to restart both your tablet and your machine after completing the update process or your Pro-Stitcher may not function properly.
  • Make sure you are on the Quilt tab under Pro-Stitcher to find Run button.

    Version 21.05.0535 (Released June 18, 2021)
    Install Instructions Here

    NOTE: It is important to restart both your tablet and your machine after completing the update process or your Pro-Stitcher may not function properly. Make sure you are on the Quilt tab under Pro-Stitcher to find Run button.

    Pro-Stitcher Designs Catalog | PS Premium Release Area Library

    v0535 is available for all Pro-Stitcher Premium compatible tablets.

    Release Notes

    • New Triangle Skew function. Renamed existing Skew 1 to Skew, and Skew 2 to Border Skew.
    • Ability to create new start and end points anywhere along a design path, not just design point.
    • Three slide bar options in New Start & End sidebar are now available: 1. move start/end points .01 inch using top set of arrows, 2. move start/end points to each Design Point using the bottom set of arrows, and 3. drag start/end points along the design path using the bar slide.
    • Pro-Stitcher Designer button added under Tools tab to easily send designs between Pro-Stitcher Premium and Pro-Stitcher Designer.
    • New Quilting Space option (under Area tab) to create a rectangle or square box on the workspace to represent the quilting space available.
    • Stitch Stats now available under the Settings tab. Find out the number of stitches and the amount of time it will take to stitch out a selected design.
    • Baste popup warning appears when Baste is activated and Run is selected.
    • Snap to grid option now available in Mark and Area sidebars.
    • Improved Crop function – crop stays within correct area.
    • Renamed Design folder, added PS Tutorials folder, and added a Workspace folder.
    • Area Library with 35 area designs available.
    • Added Xform lock button for height and width handles.
    • Added load settings options under Settings/Advanced: Load Start Point at Crosshairs or Load Point to point in the General sidebar.
    • Reduces unwanted stitching outside of design path.
    • Lightning bolt will appear instead of Pause button if connection is broken during stitch out.
    • Made P2P the default settings when adding or fitting repeats horizontally.
    • HQP has been removed as a savable file type. Multiple designs saved as workspace (HQW) only. Will still open HQP files.
    • Workspaces will always be saved as HQW file types, and not as HQWA files. PSP will still open HQWA files.
    • Reduced program crash when changing speed during stitch out.
    • Improved micro and tack tie off.
    • Fixed resume after pause with tie-off stitching.
    • Added log settings in Settings/Advanced/Logging: None and Default in logging sidebar. Reset Pro-Stitcher log levels to default when Updater runs.
    • HQ Infinity Console allows keypad input in the Settings/Tie Off numerical display instead of only using arrows.
    • Upon startup of HQ Sixteen Pro-Stitcher tablets, PS tablet overrides handlebar control automatically (meaning Half/Full Stitch will respond on tablet).
    • HQ Sixteen Pro-Stitcher tablets have a new button – Pro-Stitcher above assignable buttons – that enables easy switching between handlebar control and Pro-Stitcher control.
    • Reduces long stitch on Pause/Resume for HQ Sixteen Pro-Stitchers.
    • If .Net framework or Visual C++ is not installed on the tablet, user will receive a pop up message prompting to run Pre-Install.
    • New designs added
    • Improved Zoom function
    • Infinity users, when thread cut is selected on at the end of a row, Long Jump Pause will work correctly.
    • Reduce program crash when tie off is selected during pause
    • More machine stability when resuming stitching from pause
    • Stabilized Run button
    • Improvements made to End Tie Off
    • Made Run button visibility consistent for channel lock, freehand, and new start/end. Make sure you are on the Quilt tab under Pro-Stitcher to find Run button.
    • Fixed crash in freehand record
    • Fixed bug where you can’t select any design if the workspace contains an empty freehand design
    • New emergency stop icon
    • Disabling File, Edit, area, repeat and tools tab during stitching. When paused/pull-up pause, file/save will be enabled.
    • Run button disable issues fixed

    Known Issues

    (Have feedback?)

    Issue Workaround
    Infinity programmable HB buttons will not save. Unknown if this is machine or PS. Reprogram each time machine is turned on.
    Multi-Point Crop may not crop correctly on intricate areas. Delete and redraw area, or crop smaller areas at a time.
    Start/End does not appear after duplicate/ rotate on duplicated design. Delete duplicate and duplicate again.
    Help does not refresh when a new tab is selected. Close Help, then reopen in new tab.
    Tabs are white, not grayed out. No work around.
    Files do not open from File Explorer. Open PS first, then open design.
    All Auto Save Workspaces do not have image thumbnail. No work around.
    Opti-stitch is not changing on the fly all the time. Pause to change speed.
    Orange bullseye at current position does not draw correctly every time. No work around.
    After an update, Channel Lock does not work correctly every time. Reboot system.
    When going to free motion from Pro-Stitcher, cross hairs are not in the same place when disengaging and engaging gears. Reposition if needed.
    If you run an update after Tagging key words in Catalog to your designs, the designs in C:/Designs folder will be overwritten and you will lose your key words. Save files to a flash drive first, Update, then transfer designs back to Design folder. OR Save designs to another folder.
    Orange bullseye is not showing every time you pause. No workaround.
    Opti-Stitch will not always change speed while stitching, especially if you lower speed to 15 Speed or lower. Then try to increase speed. Pause, change speed, then Resume stitching.
    After installing PSPUpdate 0535 restart the longarm machine, Pro-Stitcher carriage, and Pro-Stitcher tablet. Failing to do this may result in a motor error when Quilt/Run is selected, channel locks not working correctly, and other issues. If you encounter any strange issues after the update is installed, like area buttons not working or a design not loading, a second reboot of your tablet clears strange issues you may experience. Reboot entire system.
    Crop having issues cropping on extreme multi-point areas. Baseline design before crop or redraw area.
    Cropped design skipping end tie offs in rare instances. Baseline design or Nudge design.
    Orange stitch out may appear different colors of orange. No workaround.
    Using Emergency stop may cause motor errors. Use Pause.
    Channel Locks are still not working perfectly after an update. Use channel lock with the lock in upper right corner to get the lock direction correct.
    When using Move, selecting the small stop sign will not unlock your motors. Only in this instance, use Emergency Stop to stop Move.
    Creating a new start point after a motor error or thread break, then selecting Run, button turns to pause and machine does not move. Reposition the start point back a few stitches will allow the machine to stitch.

    Version 19.07.0506 (Released July 24, 2019)
    Install Instructions Here

    v506 is available for all Pro-Stitcher Premium compatible tablets.

    Release Notes

    • Verify settings screen now displays correct SPI
    • Tie-off on resume and pull-up on resume are true one-shot
    • Infinity channel locks now work on Infinity console display on Pro-Stitcher tablet
    • Added quick access handlebar control button for HQ Sixteen users on main screen
    • Allows user to slow Opti-Stitch down to 1
    • Smoother Move function for PS5 carriages
    • Increased velocity for Move function on PS5 carriages
    • Correctly sets monitor height and width on install
    • Opti-Stitch™ is a feature which automatically calculates speed and acceleration to match the quilter’s chosen design and responds with optimal stitch performance. Pro-Stitcher Premium will smoothly slow down and speed up in and out of corners. Designs will be executed with improved accuracy, even with the most intricate patterns.
    • Manual control of speed and acceleration are available within the program so quilters can modify performance if necessary
    • Baste stitch button
    • Motors not locked at end of pattern (can change in settings)
    • Design Points view
    • Improved integration of Infinity thread cutter use at the end of a row or pattern
    • Simulation license is no longer required
    • Some user interface icons have been updated
    • Improved tie-off performance for HQ Sixteen machines
    • Functional tack stitch

    Known Issues

    (Have feedback?)

    Issue Workaround
    Crop does not conform to correct area Minor reposition nudge in any direction
    Swap Start/End point baselines designs Make all desired changes prior to swapping start/end point
    Long stitch or air stitching after pause on HQ Sixteen machines Instead of Pause/Resume select Pause, then Cancel. Create New Start Point, then select Run.
    Pause/Resume Tie-Off or Pull-up designed as a one-time option that needs to be selected every Resume. Currently the selection remains selected but does not tie off Must deselect and reselect Tie-Off or Pull-up on Resume button every time before hitting Resume
    End point to Infinity in Skew/Rotate Try the other Skew
    If you have a repeated design and you move your start point, then reposition start point does not work Baseline before a new start point

    Premium Version 18.11.0461 (Released November 16, 2018)
    Install Instructions Here

    Release Notes

    • Supports Art and Stitch 5
    • Eliminates long stitch after tie off on Amara, Forte, and Infinity machines
    • SA5-271-78M8 (Acer Switch Alpha 12 i7) added to Master Machine Names list
    • Tablet temperature reduction (further reduces CPU usage)
    • Eliminates long stitch during tie off
    • Simulation button no longer disappears
    • Modify selection (transform to select wouldn’t update screen to show)
    • Updated text in Help
    • Fixed two minor crop bugs
    • Image thumbnail improvements
    • Thread break sensor removed for non-compatible machine types
    • Logging crash fixed
    • Changes Original Height and Original Width to Original H and Original W so it fits in the icon boxes
    • Reset works for flip and mirror
    • Improved crop so it no longer disconnects merged jump points
    • Closing PS Standard and running PS Premium works without reboot or reinstall. However, closing PS Premium and running PS Standard does not work.
    • Basting stitches added for compatible Avante machines
    • Default maximum motor speed set for 2200 instead of 1800 for compatible HQ Avanté machines
    • Max tie-off distance is .25
    • Amara/Forte Tension Reset button has warning/instruction “Are you sure you want to reset tension?” and refers customer to user manual
    • Baseline no longer closes the selected window pane on the right side of the screen
    • Console has tray icon so user can exit/view logs (must right click on tray icon to access)
    • Installer removes HQF files in the Handi Quilter Designs folders and replaces them with HQV files. Triangles HQF files have not been completed yet so they will continue to be a mix of HQF and HQV.
    • PS Icon on OSKStarter bar no longer launches the PS Premium program if it is already.  If open, it correctly toggles between desktop screen and Pro-Stitcher Premium screen.  If not already open, it will launch.
    • Installer has Forte option added
    • Updater will always install the machine console icons
    • Updater will always install desktop shortcut
    • SW312-31 (Acer Switch 3) added to Master Machine Names list
    • User will be prompted if Pre-Install needs to be run
    • Prevents jump lines from being stitched out
    • User can no longer change design selection during pause
    • Fixed a bug where a bad design would prevent other designs from working
    • Improves stability of HQV file loading
    • Turns off location polling when the user presses the Run button, which reduces likelihood of losing communication during stitching
    • Reduces CPU usage, which potentially reduces tablet temperature and reduces likelihood of losing communication between machine and PS tablet
    • Sidebar no longer is hidden after selecting Baseline after a modification
    • Can select Basting stitches for Avante and Sweet versions with hardware support
    • No longer auto-runs updates (should prevent Amara machines from reverting to other machine types)
    • Improves communications between Infinity/Amara machines and the PSP program
    • Reduces likelihood of unwanted tie-offs
    • Resizing a multi-point area works correctly
    • Simulator does not require Designs Folder on computer to load correctly
    • Preinstall included
    • Reposition Zero works correctly
    • Simulation crosshairs are green and icon updated
    • Corrected max speeds
    • No longer shows “NAN” in rotation
    • Clearing the Area also clears the trace
    • Purple freehand crosshairs move correctly on Infinity machines
    • New Diagrams for threading
    • Reposition current works if you reposition start it clears current
    • New Start/End working correctly
    • HQ Amara machine option added
    • Channel locks enabled during stitch out
    • Improved Area Resize behavior
    • Changed motor icon for Simulation
    • Simulator no longer requires FTDI and motor DLLs to be installed
    • Fixed slow stitch-out for levered carriages
    • Fixed “multiple application has stopped working” crashes
    • Numeric fields now allow a decimal point
    • New Feature: Audible beep is heard when Area or Mark points are set
    • New Feature: Rubberband Area
    • New: Red crosshairs when in Simulation Mode
    • Default torque limit is now set to 100 and reverts to default if invalid limit entered
    • Improves calculator stability
    • Improves communications with Infinity
    • Resolves camera errors/crashes for Infinity
    • Simulation license button available on Alpha 12 tablets
    • Channel lock buttons disabled during stitch out
    • Half/full stitch enabled during pause
    • Ability to set Auto Jump to 0
    • Improved simulator for non-English operating computers
    • Duplicated or copied designs/groups retain name and are numbered to differentiate
    • Improves digital design file quality for some HQ designs

    Premium Version 17.02.0416 (Released February 20, 2017)
    Download Instructions Here

    Release Notes

    • Improves software stability and decreases frozen screens and program crashes
    • Improves new/auto start point functionalities
    • Restores proper functionality of Resume after Drag and Drop
    • Restores stitch ability between two mark points in freehand record
    • Adds tie/off and pull-up on Resume during Pause state
    • Improves stability of jump line drawings
    • Segment counter added
    • Create Simulation License button added
    • Encrypted designs now recognized
    • Restores Infinity camera functionality with Premium
    • Includes all new digital designs (some were missing in previous versions)

    BETA Pro-Stitcher Premium Release

    This Pro-Stitcher software is specific to the Pro-Stitcher tablet and carriage you use. Be sure to select the correct version based upon your tablet and carriage.


    What is Beta software? 

    Beta software refers to computer software that has gone through our internal testing processes, but has not yet been tested in the real world, and therefore is not officially released as a final version. Releasing a Beta version allows Pro-Stitcher engineers to get bug fixes and new features into quilters hands sooner, and gives quilters the opportunity to provide feedback to our developers. Remember, you can always rollback to a previous version if you find you are having difficulties.

    NOTE: It is important to restart both your tablet and your machine after completing the update process or your Pro-Stitcher may not function properly.

    All Brands
    August, 03, 2021

    Install Instructions Here

    NOTE: It is important to restart both your tablet and your machine after completing the update process or your Pro-Stitcher may not function properly.

    v0537 is available for all Pro-Stitcher Premium compatible tablets.

    Release Notes:

    • Added Run Status button. This button, under the ProStitcher Tab, will give the user the status of the Run button. If the Run button grays out, for example, selecting this button will give a pop up with information as to why the Run button is not active.

    Latest Pro-Stitcher Standard Release

    This Pro-Stitcher software is specific to the Pro-Stitcher tablet you use. Be sure to select the correct version based upon your tablet.

    Download the 2013 Standard Pro-Stitcher User Manual Here

    Download the 2015 Pro-Stitcher User Manual Here


    For tablets Asus EEEPC, Acer W500, and HP Omni:

    Standard Version 16.01.0092 (Released January 20, 2016)
    Install Instructions Here

    For tablets Acer W700, Acer Aspire Switch 11, and Acer Alpha 12:

    Standard Version 17.03.0209 (Released March 21, 2017)
    Download Instructions Here

    The last release version of the classic software was 12.1.03 and is available for download here.

    Download the 2010 Pro-Stitcher Classic User Manual Here

    Need more information? Check out our step-by-step tutorial on installing updates. You can also browse frequently asked questions or contact support.