by dlmds 12 Jun 2011

You can buy credit cards that you put a certain amount of money on up front--that way if anyone gets that credit card # they will not get much. A way to know a safe site to order from--watch your browser bar when you go to check out--if it changes from http: to https: it is a dependable site--some also have a padlock at the top of the page. I only order from sites such as: Any of Veronika sites, Embroidery Library, OPW, Bunnycup and others I know are safe. Family feel free to name any others that you know to be safe sites--or anything that you think would be helpful. Hugs to all.


by elizabethak 13 Jun 2011

Thank you - I have bought from ABC, Anna Bove and Emlibrary but South African's are very susiptable to fraud.

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dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

Wow!! Elizabeth our family did a great job of offering up safe sites. They mentioned some I did not know about. Sorry to hear you have such a fraud problem there--it is sad that we can not give full trust to our fellow man. H&*

by workbecky 13 Jun 2011

I would add Molly Mine, Oma's Place and Allgrannysgirls.

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dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

Thank you for your added help. H&*

by bevintex 12 Jun 2011

Don't forget Alice. Also the purple hat and san francisco stitch co. Moosebstitchin. I sure we have just scratched the surface.

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dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

Bev, thank you--I know there are many safe ones--probably too many to name here. Just hope our knowledge will be of help for some of our family that is unsure about good sites. H&*

by ansalu 12 Jun 2011

Here some german sites where I bough often :o)
Many have the possibilty to change the language and some also the currency.
One big store I missed is "secrets of". Love their customer points-system...
Also one of my all-time favorites is OregonPatchwork. And don't forgett my gothic friends from UrbanThreads!
Greetings, Bettina
PS: Looks like I'm an design-shopping-junkie *lol*

ansalu by ansalu 12 Jun 2011

Forgott to mention Juju-designs > and brittdesigns >
and one of my favorites for in-the-hoop:
Hope my list is now complete ;o)

dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

Thank you for the time you took to make this wonderful list. H&*

by ramona 12 Jun 2011

Sue Box Designs, Embroidery Garden, Sewswell Desgins, Advanced Embroidery, Zippy Designz, Five Star Fonts. Embroidables, Planet Applique, GG Designs, A Stitch a Half Machine Emb, ABC Embroidery Designs, Starbird Stock Emb Designs, Apex Emb are a few more sites that are OK.

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dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

Thank you Ramona--I agree with all your additions. H&*

by jacquipaul 12 Jun 2011

Thanks for the info;

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dlmds by dlmds 13 Jun 2011

For your thanks Jacqueline--here is a hug and flower for you.

by tilde01 12 Jun 2011

Other safe sites, Designs by Sick, MyGardened, Dainty Stitches.

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dlmds by dlmds 12 Jun 2011

I agree--thank you. Yorika has wonderful sites. H&*

by bevintex 12 Jun 2011

I'm wary of the many sites from overseas. I also use paypal as a precaution. There are always people out there happy to rid you of your money. If you have never heard of the site do some research. Or deal with someone you know and are comfortable with.

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dlmds by dlmds 12 Jun 2011

Thank you Bev. It is wonderful that we have one another that we can ask. Overseas sites also concern me. I hate it--however--I had problems in the past with paypal. H&*

by 02kar Moderator 12 Jun 2011

This is a good suggestion to have a list of saf sites to order from. I know Stitch Delightis another safe site.

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dlmds by dlmds 12 Jun 2011

Thank you for your help. This is also one of my special ones plus Dainty Stitch. H&*

by crafter2243 Moderator 12 Jun 2011

Good advise and reminders what to look for. There a plenty more safe sites and we usually know the ones we constantly deal with.

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dlmds by dlmds 12 Jun 2011

I know there are many more safe sites--I just added a few--there are many others I deal with and thought others could add ones they liked--mine were just a touch of the iceberg. H&*