Christmas Napkins with Lace Corners For Your Holiday Table

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I love to set an elegant table for our family Christmas dinner. I get out the good china, silverware and crystal, and, of course, cloth napkins. In the past I’ve embroidered some napkins, but was never really satisfied that they were exactly what I wanted for the table. Now, though, I have solved that dilemma […]

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

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Brrr! I don’t think I’m ready for winter, but I guess winter has its own ideas. Well, at least with this cold weather, I’m ready to stay home and do some sewing. Even more fun than that, though, will be to drop down into town, and help out with the Embellish Makers lecture/demo coming up […]

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

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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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September Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Holy Cow, it’s September Sew Fun already! I really wish time would slow down a little! I am sewing like crazy to get ready for October Sew Fun. In the meantime, our September Sew Fun presenter has completed her projects and has a lot to show you! Half Yard Bags and Purses This fantastic new […]

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Don’t Throw in the Towel! Use It To Make A Tea Towel Apron

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Make a tea towel apron with this quick and easy pattern and instructions from Missouri Star Quilt Company. With the adjustable neck strap this apron is ideal for people of all sizes. Read on to see how cute you can make this simple apron by adding embroidery and a contrasting pocket. Tea Towel Apron Tea […]

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August Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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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

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

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“Summertime, and the living is easy”. Not sure if the “fish are jumping” but there’s lots “jumping” at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum August events. Anniversary Sale we’re kicking off August events with an Anniversary Sale! All of us at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum want to thank you for a stellar 11th year in […]

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July Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Summer is here! Can you feel it? Well if it’s getting too hot for you outside, attend one of our July Sew Fun sessions. Come in out of the heat to see some cool projects. I have some wonderful projects to share, along with some embellishment techniques, that I’m sure you’ll love. Dizzy Lizzy I […]

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Unicorns, Bernina and Tula Pink

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Unicorns do exist! Meet the BERNINA 770 QE & 570 QE Tula Pink special editions sewing/embroidery machines. These beauties are one-of-a-kind delights. They are customized with features like rainbow, oil slick finishes and the exclusive Tula Pink designed faceplate. Of course, they come with all the latest Bernina innovations, and are loaded with lots of […]

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