Coming At Ya! The PFAFF Creative Icon™ 2

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Sequels aren’t always successful, but in looking at all the new features of the PFAFF creative icon™ 2, I am pretty sure this sequel is going to be a blockbuster! Just take a look at some of this machine’s amazing features! A.I. Artificial Intelligence The PFAFF® creative icon™ 2 is the first sewing machine in […]

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bernette Sewing Machines from Bernina

Cathy Ellsaesser Bernina Sewing Machines, embroidery, quilting, Serger, sewing Tags: , , , , , ,

“ette” is often used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something. For this blog, the something is Bernina Sewing Machines, and the “ette” is the line of bernette machines that we are proud to carry at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum. These small, but mighty, machines are feature-packed and perfect to take with you to […]

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Zen Bookmarks on Cork and Balsa

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Fabric, How to, OESD, Sew Fun, sewing Tags: , , , , , ,
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Jon Caulkin is one of our customers at Arvada, and he stitches out the most amazing embroidery designs on balsa wood. If you haven’t seen his work, click here to be amazed. I am so impressed with his work, and I want to embroider on balsa wood, too! So I thought that the Zen Bookmarks […]

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Brother Luminaire XP2 : Light Years Beyond

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, New, quilting, sewing, sewing classes Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how something that seems perfect can be improved! Well, the engineers at Brother have succeeded making perfect better with the new Brother Luminaire XP2. Sewing technology has just gone from light years ahead to light years beyond. Brilliant new quilting innovations and app based features available from your mobile devices, […]

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Passport to Sewing

Cathy Ellsaesser Fashion, Pfaff Sewing Machines, quilting, sewing, sewing sales Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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Imagine a sewing machine compact enough to whisk away to a sewing class, or fit in your bookshelf. Now, imagine this same machine is chock-full of features designed to meet the high demands of the PFAFF® sewer. The PFAFF® passport™ 3.0 is specially designed for small spaces, as well as going places such as classes, […]

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Get Your Sewing Machine Off Your Dining Room Table!

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Modern sewing cabinets, sewing tables and cutting tables are a combination of form and function. They are crafted with the high standards of quality and designed to meet the needs of the sewing, quilting, crafting and serging enthusiasts. They help form your creative space. That creative space is an expression of your personal style. It’s […]

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Create Appliqué Cut Data From a .pes File on ScanNCut SDX225

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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Did you know you can use the ScanNCuts DX225 and the SDX230 to create cut files for appliqué right from a .pes file? No software needed! It takes just a little bit of work to get the right sequence(s) to use as cut data. You have to isolate such sequences from the rest of the […]

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We’re Baaack! (on Monday)

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We are so excited to announce that we’ll be reopening on Monday, May 11th. For now, our store hours will be M-F, 10am-5pm . Our stores have been closed for 7 weeks. March and April Sew Fun sessions were recorded but, not “before a live studio audience.” We put a ton of product online, and […]

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Quarantine Hair…Don’t Care!

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I thought I was being original when I thought of the phrase, Quarantine hair, don’t care. I was sadly mistaken, as I found lots of examples of shirts and hats being made with that phrase when I did a Google search. However, most of those products were: Something you had to buy. We’re makers, we […]

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Pressing Issues: The Singer Steam Presses

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Are you making facemasks to help fight the COVID-19 virus? ( Check out my previous blog for some instructions on sewing facemasks.) Want to iron several pieces of fabric all at once? Are you using your iron to fuse interfacing to the fabric you’re using for the masks? Well, if so, how about a steam […]

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