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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November Sew Fun

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Sew Fun Graphic

I am so inspired after being at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. However, I get even more inspired, and humbled, when I see all the wonderful projects our customers “show and tell” at our monthly Sew Fun sessions. Now, I can’t wait until next week to attend the November Sew Fun sessions and get […]

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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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Sewing With Laminated Cotton: A Child’s Beach Bag

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Beach bag made with laminated cotton and flag nylon

Laminated cotton is slippery stuff!  I love it, though, and have used it many times to make items that I need to be water and stain resistant.  I recently made a beach bag for a little girl, and I want to share with you some of the techniques I found useful in working with laminated […]

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