Wednesday, February 25, 2015

do you know designsbysick?

Do you know designsbysick.com ?

Each day when I start my computer I have their website as a new tab on my mozilla firefox.

They have an hourly page where every hour there’s a new design to download for free!

each hour on the half hour it updates with a new design.

They also have a daily free design.

So whenever I look, if I see a design on the hourly page that I like, I download my file ext (pes in my case)

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It downloads it and I can leave it in my download folder or click and open it

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to remember the designs I also right click and save the image of the embroidery in the same folder on my computer

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in my downloads folder I can then see all my downloads (I often wait several days to sort them)

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If you click on TYPE on the top it’s easy to find the embroidery files and move them over to their own folder

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I highlight them and right click and CUT and find the folder that I named designs by sick and move them over

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On my C drive I have pictures/ 1pes files/ designsbysick free and I paste them in there.

You can see two folders where it’s files of ones I’ve purchased.

as you can see I also have the pictures there (well most of them)

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this way if I want a random design for a quilt label I can quickly find it and see the picture that matches the file name and use it.

It helps a lot to stay organized once you start COLLECTING embroidery files, I have a folder for each website/company name so they are easy to find.

 

Have a look at more Accuquilt GO! BIG blog hop fun today

Monday Feb. 23rd: Bea Lee - http://www.beaquilter.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Tuesday Feb. 24th – Haley Pierson Cox – The Zen of Making - http://www.thezenofmaking.com/

GO! Big Circle – 4”, 6”, 7”, 8”

Wednesday Feb. 25th – Lee Monroe - http://www.maychappell.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Thursday Feb. 26th – Angela Pingel – Cut To Pieces - http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Friday Feb. 27th – Jodi Nelson – Pleasant Home - http://www.pleasant-home.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Saturday Feb. 28th – Connie Campbell – Free Motion by the River - http://www.conniekresin.com/

GO! Big Snails Trail – 12” Finished

Sunday March 1st – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life - http://www.aquiltinglife.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

Monday March 2nd – Belinda Karls-Nace – Blue Ribbon Designs - http://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Square – 10” (9 ½” Finished)

Tuesday March 3rd - Karen Way – Sew Many Ways - http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/

GO! Big Double Wedding Ring – 12 ½” Finished

Wednesday March 4th – Elizabeth Evans – Simple Simon and Co. - http://www.simplesimonandco.com/

GO! Big Churn Dash – 12” Finished

And if you want to read a little bio about the designers, look here

3 comments:

annmarie said...

I was so excited until I discovered that DesignsBySick.com is for embroidery machines! What a generous site for those who have one!

QuiltShopGal said...

Designs by Sick has machine embroidery designs digitized by a variety of designers. Some stitch out very nicely and others stitch out terribly. When I was just learning machine embroidery I was very excited to purchase their designs, as well as download their free designs. But as I obtained more experience I found better design houses and stopped shopping at DBS.

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Nancy at EmbroideryIt.com said...

I agree with QuiltShopGal and will explain in just a moment. I purchased a lifetime member ship from Designs by Sick for $99 a few years ago. My girlfriend got it later on for $69. Even at the $99 that was a great price because now I don't have to mess with downloading daily or hourly. Now when I want something, I just do a search and see what designs they have and if it is something I want. Now in regards to what QuiltShopGal said, some of the designs are really quite nice and others are just a mess and I truly believe were auto digitized. Since they have a number of digitizers working for them I just know of one in particular that I stay away from and others that I know will stitch out beautifully. As a whole though I'm pleased with the site. I don't know if they do the $99 any more or not.