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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What’s the Buzz: November Happenings at RMSV

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, Charitable Giving, Floriani, Holiday Wishlist, ScanNCut, Sew Fun, sewing classes, Special Events Tags: , , , , ,

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. We were sad to say goodbye to Harvey, Morty and Morticia, and look forward to their visit next year.  But it’s November now, and the holidays are fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to me that once Halloween is here, Christmas comes in […]

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Cut It Out and Roll With It! The ScanNCut DX

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Brother Sewing Machines, Crafts, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , ,

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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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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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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Put a Little Bling on Your Embroidery. The Brother Rhinestone Kit, Part 2.

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Rhinestone-embellished embroidery made with Brother Rhinestone Kit and ScanNCut

Is bling still a thing? I hope so, because I like the look of rhinestone-embellished embroidery.  I’ve run across a few designs here and there that incorporate rhinestones in their designs, but I want to make my own. Recently, Brother introduced an add-on feature to their ScanNCut Canvas application to design hot-fix rhinestone designs. With […]

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The Brother Rhinestone Kit Part 1: CanvasWorkspace

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, How to, ScanNCut, software Tags: , , ,
photo of Brother scanncut and Brother rhinestone accessories

Recently, Brother introduced an add-on feature to their ScanNCut Canvas application (CanvasWorkspace) to design hot-fix rhinestone designs. With this application you can create your own designs that are either all rhinestones, or have rhinestones incorporated into an embroidery design. In addition, once you purchase the Brother rhinestone kit, you can download Brother’s rhinestone designs on […]

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Shiny and Bright: A Mylar Embroidery Christmas Moose

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, How to, ScanNCut Tags: , , ,

I was in the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum Littleton store the other day and saw that Lynn, the manager, had stocked some Mylar. Yippee! Mylar is durable, doesn’t shrink or stretch, and is food safe, it has many uses. When used in specially-created Mylar embroidery designs, Mylar adds a delightful shimmer and shine. Mylar […]

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