Christmas Napkins with Lace Corners For Your Holiday Table

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I love to set an elegant table for our family Christmas dinner. I get out the good china, silverware and crystal, and, of course, cloth napkins. In the past I’ve embroidered some napkins, but was never really satisfied that they were exactly what I wanted for the table. Now, though, I have solved that dilemma […]

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What’s the Buzz: November Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Brrr! I don’t think I’m ready for winter, but I guess winter has its own ideas. Well, at least with this cold weather, I’m ready to stay home and do some sewing. Even more fun than that, though, will be to drop down into town, and help out with the Embellish Makers lecture/demo coming up […]

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What’s the Buzz: October Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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We just wrapped up our Embellish Warm and Cozy event with Hope Yoder and, now, we are ready to host Taylor with Anita Goodesign for the two-day Anita’s University 501. But we also have other October events on tap. Dolls and Daydreams Halloween Stuffies First of our October events is a great class with Malory […]

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September Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Holy Cow, it’s September Sew Fun already! I really wish time would slow down a little! I am sewing like crazy to get ready for October Sew Fun. In the meantime, our September Sew Fun presenter has completed her projects and has a lot to show you! Half Yard Bags and Purses This fantastic new […]

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What’s The Buzz: September Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Back to school! Those of you with kids at home might be sighing a sign of relief as the little ones head back to school. Maybe now you have a little more free time to yourself. If so, now’s the time to start thinking about making those special Christmas gifts for your family and friends. […]

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Don’t Throw in the Towel! Use It To Make A Tea Towel Apron

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Make a tea towel apron with this quick and easy pattern and instructions from Missouri Star Quilt Company. With the adjustable neck strap this apron is ideal for people of all sizes. Read on to see how cute you can make this simple apron by adding embroidery and a contrasting pocket. Tea Towel Apron Tea […]

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August Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Can you believe it’s that time again? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! It’s already been a month since our last Sew Fun, and it’s time for the August Sew Fun sessions. Our Sew Fun presenter has some great projects to show you this week. Poppins Bag Wouldn’t you love a large zipper top […]

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The Fringe Element: Add Some 3-D Interest to Embroidery

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Several years ago I found some embroidery designs on Embroidery Library that had fringe as part of the design. I love the added dimension that it gives to certain designs, and wanted to try my hand at some of the designs. Since then, other embroidery designers, like OESD and Anita Goodesign have added fringed designs […]

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