New Sewing Blogger

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We are pleased to announce our new sewing blogger for our website.  Cathy Ellsaesser has over 50 years of sewing experience. Her careers over the years have included working as a research scientist, information technology superintendent, and manager of leadership training and development. Throughout her career, though, she always made time to pursue her favorite pastime — sewing…. continue reading »

June Sew Fun

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Our June Sew Fun events kick off at our Aurora store on Tuesday, June 20.  As always, our Sew Fun presenters have whipped up a variety of projects to share with you. This month’s projects include using precuts to stitch beautiful quilts, and a cute pattern that uses leather to accent a handbag. With three sessions at day at each of… continue reading »

How to Start an Embroidery Business: Classes at All Locations

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Update: This event has ended, but rest assured Melanie will be back. In the meantime,  you can get valuable advice on the machine(s) you need to start your own business by visiting any of our stores and consulting with our staff. Also,  please check out all our upcoming embroidery classes. If you’ve every wondered what it takes… continue reading »

Quilt Batting – A Primer on Quilting’s Foundation

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Quilt Batting – the often overlooked, very important, hidden section of a quilt. (Don’t forget to look for this week’s Blog Readers only coupon on quilting supplies!)  As both a sewing enthusiast and instructor, I am frequently bombarded with questions about quilt batting.   ” Should I use cotton or polyester?” ,”What is loft?”, “Is there a specific batting I… continue reading »

Sewing Thread – You Can’t Stitch Without It!

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Sewing Thread This week we will take a look at sewing thread.  Remember-Look for the Blog Reader’s only coupon for a special discount on all thread at Rocky Mountain Sewing. Thread is the most important piece of any sewing project.  It’s the “glue” that holds your project together. Beyond holding it all together, thread is also a… continue reading »