Piece by Piece: The Beauty of Paper Piecing With the Add a Quarter Ruler

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Back at the July Sew Fun, Lisa demonstrated paper piecing using the “Add a Quarter” ruler. There is a block in the Alaska quilt I am making that suggests using paper piecing. So, I thought I’d try that technique, use the ruler, and write about it. The idea behind paper piecing is that you can […]

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September Sew Fun and More!

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I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by and we’ll be having our Christmas parties and drawing for the UFO grand prizes before you know it! Of course, we aren’t just sitting around waiting for December. There is still a lot going on at RMSV before then. Next up is September Sew Fun. […]

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How To Transfer Embroidery Designs to Your Machine

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I “grew up” with computers. My Dad was a tech geek, and I married a tech geek, and frankly, I’m a tech geek. We’ve always been early and eager adopters of technology. So copying files, managing directories and other computer skills are second nature to me. I know, however, that is not the case for […]

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What’s the Buzz: September Events and More Give-Aways Coming Your Way!

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Whew! The “What’s New” parties are over, and I sure hope you were able to attend and take advantage of some of the great deals that we offered.  No worries, though, if you were unable to attend. Our September events calendar is full, and first up is our 10th year anniversary celebration coming up September […]

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Cut It Out and Roll With It! The ScanNCut DX

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What do a roll feeder, auto sensing blade and pes file readability all have in common? They’re just some of the new features incorporated into the ScanNCut DX. We were fortunate to be able to spend a few hours on this machine at the Brother Convention, and are so excited to share with you what’s […]

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The Brother Luminaire XP1: Part 2 Embroidery and My Design Center

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In my previous blog, The Brother Luminaire. Part 1: Light Years Ahead, I showed you some of the new features of the Brother Luminaire XP1. These included the new StitchVision technology and Innoveye improvements. Now, I want to take you on a tour of the My Design Center and embroidery improvements. My Design Center The enhanced […]

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The Brother Luminaire. Part 1: Light Years Ahead

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I had the great privilege to attend the Brother convention last week, and was able to see first hand and use the Brother Luminaire. I’ll try, in this blog, to give you a preview of some of its features, but, trust me,  you have to see it for yourself. There are so many wonderful features, […]

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What’s the Buzz? What’s Happening at RMSV in August

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It August and things are heating up at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum! We have our usual whirlwind of activities and classes, with a couple of August special events thrown in the mix. Brother “New For 2019” The big reveal will be on Monday, August 6, so there’s only today and tomorrow left to pre-order […]

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Quick Quilting: Pre-Cut Fabric

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How many hours do you spend cutting fabric for quilts? How much time do you spend picking out and buying fabrics that go together? If the answer is “a lot”, then consider pre-cut fabric! So what are pre-cuts? If you are relatively new to the world of quilting, then you are in for a treat. […]

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