Christmas Word Collage to Embroider

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Word collages are all the rage. I’ve been etching wine bottles with different word collages I’ve found online, and love the look. I like the way the artist uses different fonts and phrases to create a word collage. So, I was thinking it would be fun to create a Christmas word collage for embroidery. Problem […]

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September Sew Fun and More!

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Sew Fun Graphic

I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by and we’ll be having our Christmas parties and drawing for the UFO grand prizes before you know it! Of course, we aren’t just sitting around waiting for December. There is still a lot going on at RMSV before then. Next up is September Sew Fun. […]

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Cut It Out and Roll With It! The ScanNCut DX

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What do a roll feeder, auto sensing blade and pes file readability all have in common? They’re just some of the new features incorporated into the ScanNCut DX. We were fortunate to be able to spend a few hours on this machine at the Brother Convention, and are so excited to share with you what’s […]

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May Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Wow! Time sure flies when you’re sewing. Seems like it was just last week I traveled around to all of the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores to check out April Sew Fun sessions. I can’t believe it’s time for the May Sew Fun sessions already. Here, I thought, I had another week to let […]

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Oooo! La La! French Seams

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I am making a set of draw curtains for my granddaughter’s bedroom. She picked out some sheer fabric and a taffeta lining. Since the outside fabric is sheer, and the lining ravels, I decided to join the panels together with French seams. These seams are perfect for lightweight and sheer fabrics, and are among the […]

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2018 UFO Challenge

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Graphic of flying saucer and words UFO challenge

If you are like me, you probably have a stack of unfinished projects, “fondly” known as Unfinished Objects or UFOs.  Whether you ran out of time, didn’t have the right materials, or just got sick of the thing, unfinished projects pile up easily. They also take up a lot of space. Therefore, we are encouraging […]

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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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