Let’s Build a Snowman: Freestanding Embroidered Snowman from OESD

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If you want to build a snowman, this freestanding collection is for you! Pick one (or two) from the OESD Freestanding Snowmen collection, and get ready for some fun. A freestanding embroidered snowman will melt your heart and look fantastic wherever you place it in your home this holiday season. At over 12 inches tall, this […]

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How to Organize and Manage Embroidery Collections

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Manage Embroidery Collections: Screen shot of Windows Explorer showing design collection organization

Did you attend Anita’s University hosted by Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum earlier this month?  Did you come away with even more embroidery collections? So now, how do you manage embroidery collections that you own? Do you keep them on a computer, a USB stick or just the original CD? You can increase your productivity […]

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The Fun Continues: October Sew Fun

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Whew! We just are getting done with the Anita’s University event and it’s time to host October Sew Fun! Rob sure does keep us hopping! As usual, our Sew Fun presenter is ready with a variety of interesting projects this month. I’ve included descriptions of a couple of the projects on tap, but, as always, […]

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Shiny and Bright: A Mylar Embroidery Christmas Moose

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I was in the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum Littleton store the other day and saw that Lynn, the manager, had stocked some Mylar. Yippee! Mylar is durable, doesn’t shrink or stretch, and is food safe, it has many uses. When used in specially-created Mylar embroidery designs, Mylar adds a delightful shimmer and shine. Mylar […]

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Coming Soon: Anita’s University, October 14 – 15

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Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Anita. Anita who? Anita Goodesign!   We all need good embroidery designs and designs from Anita Goodesign are simply fabulous. What better way to sample their designs than to attend Anita’s University?  We hope you will attend this two-day event at the Denver Mart Saturday and Sunday, October 14 – 15, from 9 […]

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September Sew Fun

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September Sew Fun We had some really great Sew Fun projects demonstrated last month. To see the projects made and shown by Tracey, and the beautiful creations shown by our customers in “show and tell”, check out our Facebook photos. Now, another month has come and gone, Fall is in the air, and we are […]

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Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle: Embroidering With Metallic Thread

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Photo of greenapron with upside down penguin. Parts of design have been embroidered with metallic thread

Shiny, sparkly, reflective and eye-catching, metallic thread evokes elegance. It is especially beautiful in Christmas embroidery designs like these from the Anita Goodesign “Christmas Classics” collection. Metallic thread also makes a great addition to other designs, either as a feature of the design like the unicorn below or an accent of sparkly stars by a […]

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Thanksgiving Cutwork Tea Towel With Hemstitching

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Photo of finished cutwork tea towel

In my last blog, Pillow Talk: Cording and Invisible Zippers, I used a piece of linen that had been embroidered with reverse cutwork. I usually use cutwork to make linen tea towels, so I thought I’d show you how I make those. With the holidays coming up, you can decorate your kitchen or bath with […]

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Simply MARVELous! Marvel Designs for Brother Embroidery Machines

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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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