Tips on Downloading & Saving Your Embroidery Designs
Buying new embroidery designs is just so exciting! You may have plans to make something with it immediately or want to save it in your collection for a later date. But whatever you decide, the first thing you’ll need to do is download the design and save it to your computer. Unzip your files and transfer to your sewing machine.
Sounds easy right? - I know from the number of e-mails and queries to our Facebook Group, that sometimes it is not that easy!
We all have different computers, systems and embroidery machines, plus different skill levels on our computers. When we get a query about not being able to download, or see a design on your machine, it’s a process of elimination to work out ‘what’ the issue is.
So what is the process in 'plain speak'
Downloading a file is computer speak for saving a file/folder to your Computer
The Computer will save the file to wherever you tell it to – normally the last drive/folder you saved (downloaded) to
When you start out downloading designs, you might initially save your embroidery files to your desktop or a Downloads Folder.
From experience, can I suggest you create a Kreative Kiwi (and other designer) Folder
To make Design sets quicker to download, we ‘zip’ or compress the files to make a smaller file.
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Here are our Top Frequently asked Questions about Downloading
Posted: Saturday 4 March 2017
★★★★★I have downloaded the design but have always in the past just had to put one file on my stick to load to my machine.......so am I supposed to load all the files and stop and search for the next step?........or is there a simpler way?......I have a baby lock endurance 2....six needle.....I will figure it out but wondered if there was a way that it stopped on its own for the next step.......Posted: 2019-05-15 23:04 by Peggy Barnhill