May Sew Fun at RMSV

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, How to, pattern, quilting, Sew Fun, sewing Tags:

I’m waiting on the May flowers that the April showers are supposed to bring. But first, it has to quit snowing! Despite the recent snows, a sure sign spring is in the air, is the beautiful spring colors our Sew Fun presenter has incorporated into some of her projects for May Sew Fun. Whether you […]

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100 Blogs

Cathy Ellsaesser How to, Monthly Events, Sewing blog, Sewing Blogger Tags: ,
gree chalkboard with blogging for 100 blogs

Well, we celebrate centennials, centuries, 100 episodes, etc., so why not celebrate Cathy the Blogger’s 100 blogs? We reached that milestone with our previous blog, What’s the Buzz? March Events at RMSV. Do you read our blogs? Well, since you’re reading this, we guess that means you do! For those of you who are new […]

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Lovebirds Embroidery Design Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', How to, pattern, ScanNCut, Thread Tags: , , ,

Ah, love is in the air, and, at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum, we sure love our customers! To celebrate Valentine’s day, we are pleased to provide you with a lovebirds embroidery design just right for Valentine’s Day. As with our Christmas collage, published in the blog on December 21, our graphic designer, Lani, provided […]

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Chenille Embellished Penguin

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Floriani, How to Tags: , , , , ,
Photo of completed chenille penguin

Back in November, we held an Embellish event at our Aurora store. The end product after three days of using ScanNCut DX1, Luminaires XP1 and various cutting tools, the students ended up with a cute little two -block wall hanging. One of the techniques, that I didn’t know about, was making “chenille” to use as […]

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A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

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In my previous blog, The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons, I showed some of the cool things available on the mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. One of the projects that really caught my eye was the headband embellished with triple ribbon stitches. The braided look of the triple ribbon stitches […]

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Piece by Piece: The Beauty of Paper Piecing With the Add a Quarter Ruler

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Back at the July Sew Fun, Lisa demonstrated paper piecing using the “Add a Quarter” ruler. There is a block in the Alaska quilt I am making that suggests using paper piecing. So, I thought I’d try that technique, use the ruler, and write about it. The idea behind paper piecing is that you can […]

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