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

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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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Get Sew Organized April Challenge: Stabilizers

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Are you busy cleaning out drawers, organizing your house, doing your Spring cleaning in April in the midst of all this madness? Are you organizing your sewing spaces? Ready for April’s challenge, Stabilizer Organization? My gracious, there are so many kinds of stabilizers, one for every need. How do you keep them tidy? How do […]

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What’s The Buzz: March Happenings at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Buckle up, buttercup! We have a full slate of March events and classes scheduled. It’s going to be busy! Special March Events Embellish Outside the Lines Three days of sewing fun await you March 5-7 at our Event Center. Are you a Flamigo fan or a Llama lover? Well, take your pick. Combine traditional embroidery […]

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February Sew Fun At Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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I’m back this week as the February Sew Fun presenter, and tried to whip up some interesting projects for you to see. I tried a new new techniques for me, and am pretty happy with the results. I hope you can come to one of our February Sew Fun sessions and check them out. Glorious […]

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Kimberbell

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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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January Sew Fun

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We are kicking off the new year with something we have never done before. For our January Sew Fun sessions, join us for a special spotlight on four different designers. Not only will we have many samples from the designers, we’ll also have some samples stitched out by our presenter as well. Sew Kind of […]

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What’s The Buzz: January Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Happy New Year! How about learning a new skill for the New Year? one of our January events can help you with that! Let’s Get Organized! January will kick off our monthly “Let’s Get Organized” challenge. Stay tuned for the details in a blog I’ll post on January 7. This month’s challenge is fabric organization! […]

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Holiday Wreath from OESD

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How about a cute embroidered Holiday Wreath for your Christmas decor? One of the designs released by OESD in November was Free Standing Holiday Wreaths. (Check out a special offer on OESD designs at the end of this blog.) This freestanding collection puts a fun twist on a holiday decorating staple. With 8 different festive […]

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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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