Putting on the Glitz

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, How to, OESD, ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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Combine OESD Glitz designs+Brother ScanNCut+rhinestones+t-shirt and get ready to sparkle! I love rhinestone-studded “just about anything.” Even more, I really love using the ScanNCut to make the process of adding rhinestones to a project so easy. I’ve published a couple of blogs in the past on using the ScanNCut to create the templates for adding […]

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Brother Star Wars or Marvel Special Edition Sewing and Embroidery Machines

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs Tags: , , ,
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What do Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man have in common with Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and a Droid? Well, they are featured in the latest sewing and embroidery machines from Brother. Introducing the LB5000S and LB5000M Brother special edition machines. Just getting started in embroidery? On a budget, but would like to do […]

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bernette Sewing Machines from Bernina

Cathy Ellsaesser Bernina Sewing Machines, embroidery, quilting, Serger, sewing Tags: , , , , , ,

“ette” is often used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something. For this blog, the something is Bernina Sewing Machines, and the “ette” is the line of bernette machines that we are proud to carry at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum. These small, but mighty, machines are feature-packed and perfect to take with you to […]

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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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Get Sew Organized April Challenge: Stabilizers

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Get Sew Organized, sewing Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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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

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, expo, festival, Handi Quilter, Kimberbell, Monthly Events, rocky mountain quilt craft and sewing festival, Special Events Tags: , , , ,

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

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Fashion, pattern, quilting, Sew Fun Tags: , , , , ,

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

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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