How To Transfer Embroidery Designs to Your Machine

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, How to, software Tags: , , , , , ,

I “grew up” with computers. My Dad was a tech geek, and I married a tech geek, and frankly, I’m a tech geek. We’ve always been early and eager adopters of technology. So copying files, managing directories and other computer skills are second nature to me. I know, however, that is not the case for […]

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A Sticker Situation: ScanNCut Printable Stickers

Cathy Ellsaesser Canvas Workspace, Crafts, How to, ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , ,

Got a cool design idea? Stick it to me! Use your ScanNCut to design your own custom, printable stickers with a professional finish. Create fun stickers for the kids. Make your own designer labels. Create organizational stickers for your planner. You can do it all with the ScanNCut Printable Sticker Kit from Brother. There are […]

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Make 8 Half-square Triangles Using 2 Fabric Squares

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Photo of block made with half-square triangles

One of my UFOs is a quilt with different scenes from Alaska. Each block has a different quilting block as feature, along with an appliqué. The block for the bear has sixteen 1¼” finished (1¾” unfinished) squares made from half-square triangles. Now, I am really new to piece quilting, so tricks and hacks that make […]

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BES to ScanNCut (Part 2): Resize the Placement Stitch for the Appliqué

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Applique, BES4, embroidery, How to, ScanNCut Tags: , , , ,
Illustration of copy vs changing offset in BES4

In my last blog, BES4 to ScanNCut: Appliqué Cut File from Placement Stitches, I showed you how to use BES4 Dream Edition to create ScanNCut cut files from the placement stitch sequence of the embroidery design. However, there are times when you want the actual cut fabric to be just slightly larger than the placement […]

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BES4 to ScanNCut: Appliqué Cut File from Placement Stitches

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Applique, BES4, Embroidery Designs, How to, ScanNCut, software Tags: , , ,
Artwork created in BES4 with elements separated

I do a lot of embroidery with appliqués.  All appliqué designs, as far as I know, provide a “placement stitch” so you know where to put your fabric for the appliqué.  Many people will place a piece of fabric larger than the placement stitch, and tack it down with the “tack down stitch”. They then […]

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May Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, Home decor', How to, quilting, Sew Fun Tags: , , , , ,

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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Patch Attack! How to Make An Embroidered Iron-on Patch

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Applique, Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, Floriani, How to Tags: , , , , ,

A friend of mine wanted to put some embroidery on the back pocket of her granddaughter’s jeans. However, there is no way she could do that in a hoop unless she removed the pocket for embroidering and then sewed the pocket back on when finished. Who wants to do that? So I suggested she create […]

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What’s The Buzz? What’s Happening at RMSV in May!

Cathy Ellsaesser Bernina Sewing Machines, embroidery, embroidery business, How to, sewing, Sewing tips, Special Events Tags: , , , , ,
Blog header for May Special Events

Two May special events are coming to our Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores.   We continue to bring you the best in sewing and embroidery instructions with a visit from Melanie Coakley Starting Your Own Embroidery Business,  and another BERNINA event,  Fear No Fabric. Start Your Own Embroidery Business Are you looking for a fun opportunity […]

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