Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Kiosk Give-Away

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Kiosk Give-Away Promo Photo

Okay, so it’s not a chicken dinner. Instead we’re giving away a Brother RCE1100PRW Sewing Machine this month in our kiosk give-away. July Kiosk Give-Away The Brother RCE1100PRW Sewing Machine has a wide array of professional features in a lightweight, easy-to-use package.There are 100 unique built-in stitches, including 8 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes. Sew with… continue reading »

It’s Coming! New For 2019 Brother Sewing and Embroidery

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Photo of mystery Brother embroidery machine coming out August 2018

New for 2019 We don’t know it’s name or what it looks like. We’ll have to wait, but we know it’s going to be spectacular! On August 6, Brother will introduce it’s “New for 2019” lineup of embroidery and sewing machines. The “New for 2019” lineup will feature their most innovative, technologically advanced machine with… continue reading »

A Sticker Situation: ScanNCut Printable Stickers

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Photo of stickers made with Brother's printable stickers kit

Got a cool design idea? Stick it to me! Use your ScanNCut to design your own custom, printable stickers with a professional finish. Create fun stickers for the kids. Make your own designer labels. Create organizational stickers for your planner. You can do it all with the ScanNCut Printable Sticker Kit from Brother. There are… continue reading »

Make 8 Half-square Triangles Using 2 Fabric Squares

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Photo of block made with half-square triangles

One of my UFOs is a quilt with different scenes from Alaska. Each block has a different quilting block as feature, along with an appliqué. The block for the bear has sixteen 1¼” finished (1¾” unfinished) squares made from half-square triangles. Now, I am really new to piece quilting, so tricks and hacks that make… continue reading »

More June Buzz: June Sew Fun and Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

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June just got busier! We are just wrapping up the one-day Anita Goodesign events at the store, and now it’s time for June Sew Fun. Then, after Sew Fun, we’ll be packing up stuff to take to Castle Rock for the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, June 28 -20, 2018. Here’s a sneak peek at… continue reading »

BES to ScanNCut (Part 2): Resize the Placement Stitch for the Appliqué

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Illustration of copy vs changing offset in BES4

In my last blog, BES4 to ScanNCut: Appliqué Cut File from Placement Stitches, I showed you how to use BES4 Dream Edition to create ScanNCut cut files from the placement stitch sequence of the embroidery design. However, there are times when you want the actual cut fabric to be just slightly larger than the placement… continue reading »

BES4 to ScanNCut: Appliqué Cut File from Placement Stitches

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Artwork created in BES4 with elements separated

I do a lot of embroidery with appliqués.  All appliqué designs, as far as I know, provide a “placement stitch” so you know where to put your fabric for the appliqué.  Many people will place a piece of fabric larger than the placement stitch, and tack it down with the “tack down stitch”. They then… continue reading »

What’s The Buzz? What’s Happening at RMSV in June!

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Collage of sewing notions for June Special Events blog

Summer seems to be finally here! How can we fit in all our UFO projects, classes and June special events when the hiking trails, lakes, and parks are calling? Well, I recommend we do a little of everything! Take a hike, then stop by the Colorado Springs Store and sew a jelly roll! Go boating… continue reading »