Version 18.11.0461

Release Notes:

Version 18.08.457

PS Premium Installation Instructions

Release Notes:
SA5-271-78M8 (Acer Switch Alpha 12 i7) added to Master Machine Names list


Version 18.05.0454

Please see the installation instructions or watch the software update video tutorial.

Release Notes:
  • 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

Version 18.02.0451

Please see the installation instructions.

Release Notes:

  • 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



Version 18.02.0447

Please see the installation instructions.

Release Notes:

  • Prevents jump lines from being stitched out



Version 17.12.0443

Please see the installation instructions.

Release Notes:

  • 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 v10 included

Version 17.11.0441

Please see the installation instructions.

  •  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

Version 17.09.0439

Please see the installation instructions.

  • 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

Version 17.09.0433

Please see the installation instructions.

  • 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



Version 17.02.0416

Please see the installation instructions.

  • 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

Version 17.01.0410

Please see the installation instructions.

  • Restores Infinity camera functionality with Premium
  • Includes all new digital designs (some were missing in previous versions)

Version 17.03.0209

  • Improves installation process
  • Right-click and “Run As Administrator” not required
  • Restores Repair button on installer welcome screen

Version 17.01.0207

  • Includes all previous enhancements.
  • Allows installation of both Premium and Standard versions.

Version 16.10.0205


Version 16.01.0091

  • Includes all previous enhancements.
  • Resolves unresponsive touchscreen issues.
  • Reduces the potential for Buffer Underflow issues.
  • Resolves the potential for the HQ Infinity console display software (version 47) to crash.
  • Includes options for Sweet Sixteen and Simply Sixteen during installation.

Version 16.01.0092

  • Includes all previous enhancements.
  • Resolves unresponsive touchscreen issues.
  • Reduces the potential for Buffer Underflow issues.
  • Resolves the potential for the HQ Infinity console display software (version 47) to crash.
  • Includes options for Sweet Sixteen and Simply Sixteen during installation.

Version 15.06.0079

  • Skew 2: skew motifs to concave areas
  • Simulation function to practice HQ Pro-Stitcher away from the machine on a desktop or laptop computer, or the Pro-Stitcher tablet itself
  • 500 new quilting motifs (bringing the total to more than 1000), including a designer showcase of motifs from your favorite designers
  • Ability to swap the stitching start and end points in a design
  • A new vector file format (.hqv)
  • More efficient side menu
  • Updated pop-up keyboard
  • Increased Motor Torque Limit with default value of 100
  • Updated Help files
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs

Version 14.04.0051

  • Allows Art & Stitch to be opened from within Pro-Stitcher without a design loaded or selected.
  • Resolves further cases where the Run/Pause/Cancel buttons were not visible.

Version 14.01.0043

We are continually making improvements to HQ Pro-Stitcher, and are pleased to announce HQ Pro-Stitcher version 43 (14.01.0043). It primarily addresses an issue related to working with the EZ Carriage. Of course, version 14.01.0043 also includes other recent improvements. Be sure to review all of the release notes for previous versions as well.



Version 13.08.0033


Version 12.10.0020

Fixes issue with help button crash.