Brother Luminaire XP2 : Light Years Beyond

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Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how something that seems perfect can be improved! Well, the engineers at Brother have succeeded making perfect better with the new Brother Luminaire XP2. Sewing technology has just gone from light years ahead to light years beyond. Brilliant new quilting innovations and app based features available from your mobile devices, […]

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Create Appliqué Cut Data From a .pes File on ScanNCut SDX225

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Blog image showing applique pieces for Stegosaurus

Did you know you can use the ScanNCuts DX225 and the SDX230 to create cut files for appliqué right from a .pes file? No software needed! It takes just a little bit of work to get the right sequence(s) to use as cut data. You have to isolate such sequences from the rest of the […]

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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

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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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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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