Create Your Own Embroidered Quilt Block With Stippling Using Floriani FTC-U

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Floral peacock with stippling added to quilt block

I am making a quilt for my granddaughter and wanted one of the quilt blocks to be a floral peacock from the Anita Goodesign Floral Animals collection. Since I am making the quilt blocks in the hoop, I also wanted machine stippling around the peacock.  The Brother Dream Machine2 makes it a snap to add… continue reading »

Introducing: Janome Sewing Machines

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graphic for Janome Sewing machines

We are proud to announce that we have added another brand of sewing and embroidery machines to our line-up. Introducing, Janome sewing machines! These machines are available at our Aurora and Colorado Springs stores. Janome’s origins started in the United States as “New Home” but they are now manufactured in Japan under the name Janome…. continue reading »

What’s Happening: A Lot! February Happenings at RMSV

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Banner drawing for February Happenings at RMSV

February Happenings at RMSV Rob sure keeps us busy! Here’s a look at February happenings at RMSV. We just wrapped up a very successful Floriani Quilting event held at our new Aurora store. Over 100 sewists took part to learn how to “quilt as you go” in the embroidery hoop. It was “sew much fun!”… continue reading »

Sewing With Laminated Cotton: A Child’s Beach Bag

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Beach bag made with laminated cotton and flag nylon

Laminated cotton is slippery stuff!  I love it, though, and have used it many times to make items that I need to be water and stain resistant.  I recently made a beach bag for a little girl, and I want to share with you some of the techniques I found useful in working with laminated… continue reading »

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 »