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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Get Sew Organized April Challenge: Stabilizers

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Are you busy cleaning out drawers, organizing your house, doing your Spring cleaning in April in the midst of all this madness? Are you organizing your sewing spaces? Ready for April’s challenge, Stabilizer Organization? My gracious, there are so many kinds of stabilizers, one for every need. How do you keep them tidy? How do […]

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Embroidery Fun with OESD Designs

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I just love OESD designs. They create wonderful, creative designs, and I have stitched out several of their free standing lace designs and even blogged about a few: Let’s Build a Snowman: Freestanding Embroidered Snowman from OESD and Christmas Napkins with Lace Corners For Your Holiday Table and Holiday Wreath from OESD. Lately, though, I’ve […]

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Get Sew Organized March Challenge: Workspace

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Does this look familiar? Can’t use your cutting table because of all the clutter on it? If so, the “Get Sew Organized” March challenge is for you. Let’s do some workspace organization! The dictionary defines “workspace” as “space used or required for one’s work, as in an office or home.” For the purposes for the […]

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What’s The Buzz: March Happenings at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Buckle up, buttercup! We have a full slate of March events and classes scheduled. It’s going to be busy! Special March Events Embellish Outside the Lines Three days of sewing fun await you March 5-7 at our Event Center. Are you a Flamigo fan or a Llama lover? Well, take your pick. Combine traditional embroidery […]

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February Sew Fun At Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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I’m back this week as the February Sew Fun presenter, and tried to whip up some interesting projects for you to see. I tried a new new techniques for me, and am pretty happy with the results. I hope you can come to one of our February Sew Fun sessions and check them out. Glorious […]

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Get Sew Organized February Challenge: Thread

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Bubba Gump may have different types of shrimp, but let’s talk about thread! You’ve got embroidery thread, quilting thread, sewing thread, serger thread, bobbin thread, invisible thread, metallic thread, fusible thread, wash away thread, solar-active thread, glow-in-the -dark thread, variegated thread, heavy-duty thread, and micro thread. You’ve got thread from Floriani, thread from Embellish, thread […]

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