I have over 1000 patterns on my Intelliquilter. Here’s how I find the one I want in under 5 seconds.

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I guess I am an electronic collector. I don’t collect much in real life, except thread- :). I am notorious for getting rid of things that others hold onto for sentimental reasons. For instance, I sold my wedding dress three weeks after the big day. Hmmm…. maybe that was an omen that I should have paid more attention to.

I don’t even collect that much fabric. If I buy fabric it is to go in a specific project and the leftover bits I have get pieced into the backing so at the end I use it all up. *Gasp*, right?

What I do collect is electronic files. Thankfully they don’t take up much room.

I enjoy digitally scrap booking so I regularly download templates and elements to use with my Photoshop creations. Right now I am taking an online class with my daughter over at JessicaSprague.com. If you have Photoshop Elements or full blown Photoshop and are ready to learn how to use those programs to celebrate your life, I highly recommend her classes. She is a fabulous teacher!

But the type of digital files that I manipulate the most are my pattern files for my Intelliquilter and photos from the web with quilting inspiration. I love my IQ and I can’t imagine operating my business without it. However, I have over 1,000 patterns to choose from and I have them organized into folders by type. For example, some of my folders are entitled, pantos, feathers, sashing, borders, etc. I wanted a way to shuffle and sort my files by keyword so I can find things more quickly.

I use a free program called Evernote and I’ve made a screenshot showing how I use the program:\

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6 thoughts on “I have over 1000 patterns on my Intelliquilter. Here’s how I find the one I want in under 5 seconds.

  1. Thanks for the link! Also-you have a nice voice!!

  2. Thanks Vivian! In addition to my quilting business I am a voice actor for television and radio. Eclectic career path, eh? 🙂

  3. Hi Angela! Thanks for the tip, me thinks it is exactly what I need! I am now wondering if it is worth going ahead and purchasing the program? Would love to hear your input on it!

  4. Steph,
    I just found out I have 10 invitations for one free month of premium Evernote membership. Would you like one of them? That way you'd be able to play as much as you want and decide for yourself if the freebie plan is right for you or if the premium plan is a better fit.

    If you'd like to claim one of these 10 invites I have, send me your email address. I'm at Ky Triplets AT g mail DOT com

    (take out all the spaces and replace the AT with the symbol and the DOT with a .)

  5. Sounds great I will try it out…..thanks Wend

    1. That’s great, Wendy. I think you’ll soon wonder how you got along without it!

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