2018 UFO Challenge

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Banner photo of UFO and word UFO Challenge 2018 with RMSV logo

If you are like me, you probably have a stack of unfinished projects, “fondly” known as Unfinished Objects or UFOs.  Whether you ran out of time, didn’t have the right materials, or just got sick of the thing, unfinished projects pile up easily. They also take up a lot of space. Therefore, we are encouraging… continue reading »

Let’s Build a Snowman: Freestanding Embroidered Snowman from OESD

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If you want to build a snowman, this freestanding collection is for you! Pick one (or two) from the OESD Freestanding Snowmen collection, and get ready for some fun. A freestanding embroidered snowman will melt your heart and look fantastic wherever you place it in your home this holiday season. At over 12 inches tall, this… continue reading »

Rolled Hems: Time to Get Out the Serger!

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Photo of ruffled Christmas skirt with three thread rolled hems

I wanted to make my granddaughter a cotton Christmas skirt full of ruffles. I already know the many ways to make ruffles. Previous blogs,  Don’t Get Ruffled, Get Ruffling: Gather Fabric Using a Serger, Specialty Sewing Machine Feet for Gathering Fabric, and How to Gather Fabric and Create Ruffles, have illustrated various ways to make ruffles. However,… continue reading »

Act Now! Handi Quilter Classes Still Available

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Graphic of Handi Quilter logo and various machines

We are so proud at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum to be able to sponsor some great educational workshops. We currently are hosting Handi Quilter educator, Jane Hauprich, at our Littleton store for some hands-on training on quilting with a longarm machine.  There is still an opportunity to attend one or more of the four… continue reading »