by pennyhal2 12 Feb 2020

I was looking at my folder that has all the ME webtsites that I have purchased a design from. Out of curiosity, I counted them. I was amazed that there were 142 sites! I'm sure I probably have sites that I have only bought one design from, and some have closed. Granted, I've been a little obessive about collecting designs over 20 years.

Our of curiosity, would anyone like to share how many sites you've purchased from?


by babash 13 Feb 2020

I honestly have lost count. So many have now gone out of business.
Used to buy every week from Embroidery Library but not so much now as they keep having repeat sales.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2020

I was noticing that from EL too. Glad they let you know if you have already purchased that design.

by maggiecal 13 Feb 2020

I thought I had more regular purchase sites, but not complaining - 46 is more than enough, quite a few no longer in business. I buy very little now, I can digitize plus I have a pretty huge inventory of designs. The file with all the free designs is another story, looks closer to 150 companies - and I don’t do any with inspired by or outright copyright violations, skip some listed here in freebies, am better at looking at a freebie and asking myself - is this better than what I already have.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2020

Yes, freebies have to be fantastic before I get one too.

by mops Moderator 13 Feb 2020

I can count them on two hands. I have downloaded freebies from a dozen of different sites, just to try them out.
And before I came to this site I just bought designs at my dealer, sparingly as in the early 90s designs came on cards, and after that on diskettes and then on cd's and they had one thing in common: they were all terribly expensive. Funny thing is you used them more often than now - at least I do - now they have to be exactly what you are looking for. So I have more but am not as happy as I was when my choice was less.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2020

I use my older monograms more than the most recent ones too.

by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Feb 2020

More then I care to admit to. 😊😊😊

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2020

It was a little embarassing to me to have so many folder.

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by graceandham edited 12 Feb 2020

Two online. The rest in a store or at an event -7 more. Nine in total.

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maymason1 by maymason1 12 Feb 2020

I have 74 folders