by rescuer Moderator 05 Feb 2020

If I stitch a design every day from today forward, I would need to stitch each day for more than 35 years. I have a LOT more than 10,000 zipped files. So, not even counting the designs that didn't come zipped or even that the zipped files contain more than one design and none of the fonts are included. I'm going to need a LOT of thread and stabilizer. I am pretty sure I have enough fabric. lol

How long would you need to stitch all your designs?


by crafter2243 Moderator 07 Feb 2020

I would have to be older then Methuselah and yet I still will buy some more. Addicted!!!!!

by sewtired 06 Feb 2020

Live long enough to stitch them out! I'll be lucky if I live long enough to organize them. I'm so addicted! Of course in my head I've made all sorts of lovely projects, which feeds the addiction.

by mrskiki 06 Feb 2020

Not even going to try to figure that out. I don't do math!! But it is an addiction to collect designs we know we will probably never stitch out. I try sometimes to delete some of the earlier, less sophisticated designs I know I won't use. Hugs. Nan

by killiecrankie 06 Feb 2020

Another life time.Every year I put all my designs onto a DVD & it counts every letter , number & design in the files.Last time it was around 100,000.I have lost all my designs when the hard drive or USB has died ,so I don't take any chances now.Also it is handy to have a back up, if a design becomes gets corrupted.

by shirley124 05 Feb 2020

You are not alone. lol Hugs

by mops Moderator 05 Feb 2020

Given the time it took me to duplicate my files to a new external hard drive and seeing it needed half a Terabyte of space I am afraid I will never see them all used even if I lived another 45 years, which would make me as old as Sarah. So I try not to buy new designs but I am still digitsing....

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pennifold by pennifold 06 Feb 2020

Ha ha ha, poor Sarah!!! Love Chris

by pennifold 05 Feb 2020

I'm not sure Rescuer. I've only been embroidering for 20+ years. I have some free designs from early years, but have bought most of my designs, but I wouldn't have as many as you.
I love seeing designs sewn out in our PROJECTS section and often that will lead me to a company and look at their designs. Then of course that leads me to buying more designs. I know it is an addictive hobby, but what a wonderful way of spending time doing the thing we love to do. Love Chris

by gerryvb 05 Feb 2020

oopsI think I will not have enough time and years to stitch them all, but it's great if we have a collection to choose, however ....even with all the designs we have we sometimes still have not that particular one we would like to embroider .....🤣

by cfidl 05 Feb 2020

I am with you and grace. I support the embroidery community as best I can and I spend hours looking at designs when I am not up to stitching. Too bad I can't stick around to stitch out all my favorites as there are so many designs.

by graceandham 05 Feb 2020

We just needed to be quintuplet girls. I do sometimes think that I continue to buy new designs and acquire freebies as if there is no end I sight!

by asterixsew Moderator 05 Feb 2020

Think I would get a headache trying to sort that one out but a long time - maybe not 35 years worth though. Great question