Loving The Freebie
I can say without hesitation that I love, LOVE free stuff. I am a sucker for a BOGO (buy one, get one) and I feel giddy when a gift with purchase comes my way. I must confess that sometimes for me, a free embroidery design can be better then roses and a box of chocolates!¬† Okay…maybe not that good…but right up there.
I have found free designs offered from so many different websites, and I like to try these freebies before buying other designs from new sites. I also like to stitch out a sample before using a free design on my projects. This way I get to know the design quality and get a feel for the way the design was created.¬† In addition, I feel better about purchasing designs from sites that offer freebies that allow me to try before I buy.
I have been only collecting these innocent pleasures for a little over four years now, and I have built up quite a collection. In the beginning I downloaded any free design I could find, weather or not it was something that I even liked. Now, I am a little more selective and I like to keep everything organized using my Designer‚Äôs Gallery StudioPlus software. I love how it allows me to view my designs without importing them into other design software packages, or transferring them to my Baby Lock embroidery machine. I am also able to catalog designs, so that I no longer waste time searching for that one perfect design.
One of my favorite sites is Amazing Designs at http://amazingdesigns.com/en/downloads/free-designs/. Each month they offer two new free designs and have a varied selection. I am sure you will be able to find a design that will fit with a project you have wanted to create.¬† You can also find some great freebies at Urban Threads and Embroidery Library.
We would love for you to share, where do you go for your freebies?