by Sewmum1 29 Aug 2016

How do you keep track of your embroidery purchases as opposed to the freebie ones?

I am losing track of my purchases when I sometimes forget to put a copy in my purchased designs folder.

I am thinking I need to make a spreadsheet so I can just have a list to refer to but would love to hear if any cuties have a better system.


by cfidl 31 Aug 2016

I had a list, now I have a folder. Lol!

by stock 31 Aug 2016

I just put them in a folder of what the picture is, but, when you go back to see who's designs, even the zipped file and instructions do not have names, it makes it very hard to get the digitizer, so I will have to try all your ideas...wendy

by Smokey12 30 Aug 2016

I don't separate free from bought. I buy what I like and I only get free ones if I like them. I file them by name such as type of flower, baby, dragons, owls, etc. When I try them and they don't stitch well or whatever, I delete them. Why do you separate them by free or purchased?

by lilylyn 30 Aug 2016

I save all my purchase emails in a folder on my email and when I download I always put them in the folder of the company I purchased them from. Also keep my Paypal emails as well. Very handy to look back for receipts etc.and as they are saved in my email folder they will always be there. Sometimes I can't remember where I purchased a certain design from so have to look back at the emails to remind me . Comes in handy sometimes. Hope this helps Lyn

by dragonflyer 29 Aug 2016

Well, I am not as organized as some of these Cuties below to keep a spread sheet...I do keep all of the ones I have purchased filed in a master folder named "Designer" and folders inside with the name of the site...and then I file again in my general designs folders with names like:
Flowers, Children, Lace, ITH, etc...but another way would be to add a special character like a dollar sign ($) when you name the folder along with the site name and design description...then you could search for the $ and all of your purchased designs would come up...or search $ then the site name to isolate just the purchased designs from that site...

Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 29 Aug 2016

I hadn't thought of adding $ sign to the name. Definitely a quick and easy solution

shirley124 by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

The $ sign sounds good. I have only just finished doing my spread sheet. Keeping it up will be the challenge.

marianb by marianb 31 Aug 2016

I like your idea of the $ that would make thing easier to find..

by shirley124 29 Aug 2016

I have mine in a folder called 'Bought' and file them under the name of the site I purchased them. I also have them in a spread sheet. Just have to make sure I enter them before filing them away. This works for me as I can keep track of who I have purchased from and what the designs are. Hugs Shirley

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 29 Aug 2016

This is what I am thinking too

by marianb 29 Aug 2016

I keep my bought designs in a folder named for the site, also in separate folders such as FSL, Flowers, Fairies etc with the site name after design name eg Continuiosline Fairies- KreativeKiwi. Also write them down in a note book so I can check at a glance if I have it to save duplicating orders. It does take a bit of organizing but is worth it. Marian

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 29 Aug 2016

yes I definitely don't want to be caught out buying the same design twice

by carolpountney 29 Aug 2016

Gosh I never thought to separate the bought from the free dont take many free designs these days but do have them in order of fsl, applique, flowers then under flowers separated under types roses daisies etc

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airyfairy by airyfairy 29 Aug 2016

I do exactly the same Carol. Works for me

by Marie6 29 Aug 2016

I have a Stickdatei - order tree . This works very well . Flowers , Animals , Easter , and and