A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

Cathy Ellsaesser How to, Pfaff Sewing Machines, sewing Tags: , , , , ,

In my previous blog, The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons, I showed some of the cool things available on the mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. One of the projects that really caught my eye was the headband embellished with triple ribbon stitches. The braided look of the triple ribbon stitches […]

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The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons

Cathy Ellsaesser Pfaff Sewing Machines, sewing, Sewing blog, Sewing tips Tags: , , , , ,

So, I have some blogging competition! Ha! I know I have a lot of blogging “competition”, but the one I want to talk about is the blog that is on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. Of course, it’s not really competition at all. I love that right there, at my fingertips, while I’m at […]

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What’s the Buzz: October Events at RMSV

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It’s almost October and Halloween is coming! No tricks from us, though, just treats. Here’s a look at some of the fun October events happening this month at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum. Strut Your Stuff (#RMSVwhereisew) We’re looking for pictures of your sewing spaces! Do you have a special place to sew? A She Shed […]

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

Cathy Ellsaesser How to, quilting, sewing, Sewing tips Tags: , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, How to, software Tags: , , , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Brother Sewing Machines, Crafts, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , ,

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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