Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about USBs in machine embroidery.
For most of us, a USB is a portal to get designs to your embroidery machine. You may even store designs on USBs, otherwise known as thumb drives or flash drives.
Bonnie has two options for USB purchase. One is a blank USB that you can use to store designs. At a glance, you will know immediately that the designs come from Sew Inspired by Bonnie.
The other option is that you can order designs on a USB. Bonnie even includes a tag listing all of the designs from that order
Both USBs are bright pink to help you spot easily, feature Bonnie’s logo, include a lanyard for easy retrieval, and a swivel cover that you can’t lose.
Will a 256mb USB work on my machine?
Check your manual to see the maximum size USB that your machine can read. Bonnie’s USBs hold 256mb (megabytes). That makes them small enough to work with most machines and large enough to hold plenty of designs without slowing your machine down.
How many designs will Bonnie’s USB hold?
A lot! The actual amount depends upon the design’s size, stitch count, and format.
A 256mb USB will hold 256,000 kilobytes. The Train Buddies design 1 in 5x7 ranges from 24kb in HUS format to 124kb in PES format. That means that you could get more than 2,000 Train Buddies PES files on a 256mb USB.
What is included with designs saved on a USB?
Just like downloaded orders, design sets purchased on a USB include color charts, tutorials, cut files (if applicable), and all embroidery formats.
You may need to transfer non-pertinent information off the USB onto your computer prior to using the USB in your embroidery machine. Larger files like PDFs take up significantly more space and some machines cannot read folders.
Can I store other design files on a Sew Inspired by Bonnie USB?
Yes, you can save other embroidery designs on the USB. The blank USB comes empty. A USB shipped with designs will also hold additional files so long as it is not full.
Is the USB compatible with my computer?
Simply plug it into your computer to access or store data, just about any data you may have. The drives are compatible with USB 2.0 and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1. They support Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000/ME/NT/98, Linux, and Mac OS.
Remember to always have a backup of your designs!