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Thread: If you have patterns saved on Craftsy.....

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    If you have patterns saved on Craftsy.....

    If you have free patterns saved on Craftsy ...go and download them so you don't lose them.

    Craftsy is purging a whole lot of designers immediately and if they had free designs that you had perhaps saved, they will no longer be available. If you have any free patterns saved, I would download them to your computer right away.

    You won't lose any patterns or classes that you paid for.

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    Any free or paid pattern that you have in your library will still be there, even if the pattern was purged from the site.

    The only way you will lose a pattern is if the author "updates" it, and replaces the pattern with a document pointing you to their website or something. I lost a couple patterns I had paid for this way, and I'm really upset with the pattern author, but that's her fault, not Craftsy's.

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    There are numerous of the free pattern downloads in "My Patterns" that no longer have pictures attached, but you're right, I can still download them. I guess those designers were some of the ones who were not retained by Craftsy? Still, I'd download all my patterns asap if they are making changes.

    They got rid of all of the Tobacco Road New York Beauty downloads except for two and I had planned to do a quilt using a bunch of those in the new year. Hopefully, I can find them on Etsy. If you had plans to use any designs off of Craftsy, better buy them now just in case they aren't available later.

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    Thanks for the info. I was looking for a pattern today that is no longer on Craftsy. Wondered why.

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    I was in the process of downloading and saving my pattern from my Craftsy library and apparently a number of other people had the same idea. My library is inoperable at this time. Have any of you had the same issue?

    Note: When the site was working. I could only click on the download arrow to open the pattern. After I the pdf download link was visible, I had to right click open in new tab to get my pattern file to download. Then I could save it.

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    The whole craftsy mess is disgusting in my opinion. Designers were given a week’s notice (over Christmas) that their shop would either be removed or culled significantly. One of my favourite designers had over 300 patterns in her shop - they have left her with 26 random ones. They have not been chosen by popularity or date added. I think the whole thing is a mess

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    Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't sure how this would affect me or my patterns. I found a lot of things already gone. I wonder what Craftsy will look like after all the changes and how many designers will bother posting anything anymore??? Especially the smaller home designers.
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    I've had trouble with Craftsy as well. I have contacted them by email twice. I received answers both times, but not the right answers. The third time I contacted them, they did not bother to answer. I know that the problem is on their end. I really do not want to go to the subscription service.

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    I won't go to subscription service with Craftsy either. There is too much that is free of charge on the internet itself. I do buy patterns occasionally. There are some that I just love, love, love. But, I've also bought a few that have absolutely horrible directions that I've just never bothered to make because of it. A total waste. But, the good out weighs the bad.
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    I had trouble getting it to open so tried another internet browser and it worked just fine.

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    To day I went to craftsy. and did what Watson mentioned.. and downloaded what I could . Sadly some of them were already gone. And the site, kept changing on me..going to blueprint. Now I had bought some of them, and some of them were also gone. Not too worried, as I had already printed off those ones. I enjoyed Craftsy while it lasted. Thanks for updating us Watson.

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    Thank you for the heads up. I just went and got all of my patterns onto my tablet.
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    I did write to Craftsy today about not giving users notice to save our patterns. I was in the process of downloading a pattern yesterday when the pattern page stopped working. The pattern was gone this morning. Luckily by chance, I happened to find it in my download folder today. I've got 39 more to download.

    By the way, if you click on your icon in the upper right hand corner, you can get back to your Craftsy pattern page.

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    I got notified via e-mail about Craftsy by 3 of the designers who were getting purged. Luckily I was able to download all my patterns. Craftsy told the designers because the patterns were free they (Craftsy) were not responsible to notify us and we have no recourse because they were free. The patterns and classes we bought will remain and we will have unlimited lifetime use of them. We shall see, sorry to say but I have my doubts about that. The Craftsy website was probably overwhelmed with all of us trying to download. I got mine all downloaded but it did run slowly and crashed twice.

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    I was able to get all of mine downloaded (over 200) by staying up into the wee hours of the morning on Friday. I think it's really awful what they did to the designers over the holidays. I have been wavering about the Bluprint subscription but I'm extremely turned off right now, and I'm worried about all the classes I have purchased (over 80 at last count). Hopefully they won't pull a fast one on us.

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    I tend to download my patterns as soon as I put them in my cart whether free or purchased. Rather have them on my PC than have to go out and find them online again.
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    A really weird thing is that I've got a class in my Class Library that I know I didn't buy. How does that happen? Weird.

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
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    Thank you for letting us know. I am one of those BAD people that will get a pattern and just leave it for downloading later on. Unfortunately, I did this a lot.

    I have spent the whole day downloading patterns. The only ones that I couldn't get were the ones that were ZIPPED. I have no idea on how to download the zipped patterns. When you open the pattern there are a bunch of files, but I can't seem to be able to save them. Any ideas, anyone?

    Also, it sure was hard to download files without the original pictures. It would have made it a lot easier if they would have left the pictures up. I feel really sorry for the sellers on Craftsy for having to do this all within a short amount of time.

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