Zen Bookmarks on Cork and Balsa

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Fabric, How to, OESD, Sew Fun, sewing Tags: , , , , , ,
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Jon Caulkin is one of our customers at Arvada, and he stitches out the most amazing embroidery designs on balsa wood. If you haven’t seen his work, click here to be amazed. I am so impressed with his work, and I want to embroider on balsa wood, too! So I thought that the Zen Bookmarks […]

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Brother Luminaire XP2 : Light Years Beyond

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, New, quilting, sewing, sewing classes Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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: , , , , , , , , , ,
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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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Embroidery Fun with OESD Designs

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Embroidery Designs, OESD Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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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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Kimberbell

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', Kimberbell, sewing classes, Special Events Tags: , , , , , ,
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Don’t you just love Kimberbell embroidery designs? We sure do, and we’re proud to be a certified shop for Kimberbell classes. Nancy T. attended the Kimberbell Academy, and now Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum gets to offer project classes with designs exclusive for shops that are Kimberbell certified. Kimberbell Designs has been designing projects for […]

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

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Crafts, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', Kimberbell, Monthly Events, sewing classes, Special Events Tags: , , , , , ,
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We just wrapped up our Embellish Warm and Cozy event with Hope Yoder and, now, we are ready to host Taylor with Anita Goodesign for the two-day Anita’s University 501. But we also have other October events on tap. Dolls and Daydreams Halloween Stuffies First of our October events is a great class with Malory […]

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August Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Fashion, Home decor', pattern, quilting, Sew Fun Tags: , , , , ,

Can you believe it’s that time again? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! It’s already been a month since our last Sew Fun, and it’s time for the August Sew Fun sessions. Our Sew Fun presenter has some great projects to show you this week. Poppins Bag Wouldn’t you love a large zipper top […]

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The Fringe Element: Add Some 3-D Interest to Embroidery

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Floriani, How to, OESD, Thread Tags: , , , , ,
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Several years ago I found some embroidery designs on Embroidery Library that had fringe as part of the design. I love the added dimension that it gives to certain designs, and wanted to try my hand at some of the designs. Since then, other embroidery designers, like OESD and Anita Goodesign have added fringed designs […]

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Lovebirds Embroidery Design Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', How to, pattern, ScanNCut, Thread Tags: , , ,

Ah, love is in the air, and, at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum, we sure love our customers! To celebrate Valentine’s day, we are pleased to provide you with a lovebirds embroidery design just right for Valentine’s Day. As with our Christmas collage, published in the blog on December 21, our graphic designer, Lani, provided […]

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