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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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Kiosk Give-Away

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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A Sticker Situation: ScanNCut Printable Stickers

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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 […]

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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 […]

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