Hi I am new to this board and have learned alot of helpful information from here. I am looking to purchase a cutter that will allow me to cut rhinestone templates and also fabric for applique for embroidery machine. What option are available and which will be suitable for both task. Secondly does anyone of any software that I can take an image like clip art or from coloring book and convert to a outline and then to applique. Like lets say I wanted to make minnie mouse to an applique would I have to freehand, or can I find an image I like and convert to outline then applique. Which software is best suited for this. I currently have Embroidery Office Design Maxx v8 and am thinking about upgrading to v9 Design Maxx Pro or Expert but am not sure if its worth the extra 4000 for what i need. Any input would be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance.