What’s the Buzz: May Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Handi Quilter, Monthly Events, Pfaff Sewing Machines, quilting, ScanNCut, sewing, sewing classes, software, Special Events Tags: , , , ,
Blog Header graphic for May events

Golly, our event center was really hopping in April! Check out a couple short video montages from the All Stars with Angela Wolf and the OESD Spree Party. I just love the event center, and I think the folks who have attended one or more of our events there will agree. The layout and facilities […]

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What’s the Buzz: November Happenings at RMSV

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, Charitable Giving, Floriani, Holiday Wishlist, ScanNCut, Sew Fun, sewing classes, Special Events Tags: , , , , ,

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. We were sad to say goodbye to Harvey, Morty and Morticia, and look forward to their visit next year.  But it’s November now, and the holidays are fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to me that once Halloween is here, Christmas comes in […]

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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

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, New, quilting, sewing, Tech Party Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, New, Special Events Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, New, sewing Tags: , , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, quilting, sewing, sewing classes, Special Events Tags: , , , , , ,
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 […]

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A Green Mickey Mouse? Only in Rob Land!

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Thread Tags: , , , , ,

If you have ever been to a “What’s New Party” (formerly known as “Tech Party”), you know that Rob always tells the story of sewing out a green Mickey Mouse (with string!) For the more traditionalists among us, might I suggest investing in some Brother thread that is color matched to the Disney characters? I […]

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Simply MARVELous! Marvel Designs for Brother Embroidery Machines

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs Tags: , , , , ,

Look  at that bunch of characters! Rob and his staff have dressed up as super heroes to let you know that you can now purchase Marvel designs for Brother embroidery machines. Marvel Designs for Brother Embroidery Machines Marvel designs, available from iBroidery, feature the Avengers,  Guardians of the Galaxy, Kawaii Marvel Art, Marvel Superhero Adventures and Spiderman. Click on the icons below […]

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Make It Personal By Creating a Monogram: Part 2, Monogramming Software & Machines

Cathy Ellsaesser Bernina Sewing Machines, Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Monogramming, Pfaff Sewing Machines, Sewing blog, Sewing tips, software Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Photo of Embroidery machine with monogrammed letter B in hoop and on the screen

In Creating a Monogram Part I, I provided some style guidelines for creating a monogram. With this blog, I will discuss using software and embroidery machines to create monograms. You’ll see how easy it is to “make it personal” with software and embroidery machines you can use to create monograms. At Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum, we carry a […]

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