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how many embroidery designs do you have?
husband says I buy too many to even use!
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Date: 10/29/13 2:49 PM

I got a Bernina 580 and have now ANOTHER addiction!

I have been unable to hold back from buying embroidery designs (especially when "on Sale"). I have such plans for them but goodness, I think everything and everyone's clothes would have to be embroidered all over to use them all up. But oh, they are sooo pretty/cute/etc.
I can't even begin to count them anymore. Now I am on the hunt for "native ART" designs since I have a Bernina embroidery software.
Anyone else have this addiction? At least I can tell my husband it is a very common one!!

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Date: 10/29/13 4:16 PM

It is VERY addicting to collect embroidery designs. I have thousands!

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Date: 10/29/13 4:24 PM

Well I think those of us who have an embroidery machine have bought way tooooo many designs. After about 5 years I have finally been able to curb my desire and only buy if I need one. Honestly my stash of designs has just about anything I need.

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Date: 10/29/13 4:36 PM

I confess,I have this addiction too.I have been collecting for years,multiple sizes and multiple formats of each design in case I have to buy a new embroidery machine with a larger hoop size one day.I'm not even guessing how many embroidery designs I have in different folders in my documents.

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Date: 10/29/13 8:50 PM

I have just started trying to catalog them before they get more out of control. I am finding that it really isn't all that easy! I am using Excel and setting up categories like "dogs" and then sub cataloging specific kinds like "Huskies" then listing the embroidery folder (store and any sub folder).

Does anyone have a better way?

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Carol
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Date: 10/29/13 11:24 PM

I've only been embroidering for a few months, but I'm addicted to collecting designs and it's hard for me to resist sales. Darn you, embroidery library!!

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Date: 10/30/13 11:14 AM

I think once you get into embroidery it is very easy to get EDAD(embroidery design acquisition disease). I know I have it. I have only hadf my machine for a year and am already forgetting what designs I have purchased. Its like my quilting patterns more than I will go through in a lifetime. At least I don't have SMAD I think that is the most expensive one

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Date: 10/30/13 11:32 AM

At least with EM they have a tutorial for storing the designs you have purchased from them.

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Date: 10/30/13 1:18 PM

I don't actually buy a lot of them. I find freebies for just about anything I want or use what I have in the machine.

There are a few I have bought, but not many

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Date: 10/30/13 1:21 PM

That's the way to go - download only what you need. Then keep them in sub folders so you can easily find them.

Backup with USB drive(s) - if the computer crashes, the designs will not be lost.

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"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

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