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February Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

February Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

 What better way to spend a chilly day in February than Sew Fun? Our Sew Fun Presenter has quite the collection of fun projects to show us at our February Sew Fun sessions. Here’s a sneak peek at just a couple. 50 Little Gifts Make the most of even your smallest stash of fabrics. In...

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2019 UFO Challenge At RMSV

2019 UFO Challenge At RMSV

Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re once again challenging you! It’s time to start the 2019 UFO Challenge! We had so many requests to do the UFO challenge again, we are going to do it. We’ll try to make it a little simpler, but of course, you have to do the real work. How many will you...

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Oil Cloth Placemats

Oil Cloth Placemats

I have messy grandkids! So when I dress my Christmas table with the good linens,  I like to have some “wipeable” placemats, that are easy to clean, for the kiddos. I ran across an idea to use oilcloth to make placemats and thought that was a fine idea to make sturdy, but wipeable,...

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November Sew Fun

November Sew Fun

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...

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October Sew Fun

October Sew Fun

Wow, you have to really admire and appreciate the good folks at the Aurora store. They are in the midst of the Anita Goodesign event this weekend, and will turn around and get ready for October Sew Fun on Tuesday! Hardly time to catch their breath in between. Come welcome our new presenter,...

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A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

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...

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Fabric Stabilizers – Not just for Machine Embroidery

Fabric Stabilizers – Not just for Machine Embroidery

Fabric Stabilizers…Another topic I get a lot of questions on. I found many of you aren’t aware just how useful stabilizers can be. So today I decided to cover tips, tricks, and ideas on using fabric stabilizers in all areas of your sewing projects. Keep reading to learn what you can do...

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Sergers: info and tips

Sergers: info and tips

I have received so many questions on sergers recently, I thought it would be a good topic to post.  So you bought a serger and have no idea what to do with it.  Maybe you’re afraid to take it out of the box. Or maybe you’ve seen one and can’t figure out what all those threads...

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Hand Sewing Needles  – Sew Which Needle Part 2

Hand Sewing Needles – Sew Which Needle Part 2

Hand Sewing Needles Part 2 –  Hand Sewing Needles………. If you sew with a machine, then why bother learning about hand sewing needles?  Well, on any project, there may be areas that need hand finishing. Every project, however, is more attractive and professional looking with hand finishing....

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Sew Which Needle?  An Overview of Sewing Needles

Sew Which Needle? An Overview of Sewing Needles

Sewing Needles…….Do you just replace your sewing needles by grabbing the first package you see?  Maybe you just buy the lowest priced ones?  Or do you actually know what size and type to get?  Sewing needles may not appear all that important but an incorrect needle can wreak havoc on...

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ReSEWlutions for 2017

ReSEWlutions for 2017

ReSEWlutions Welcome to 2017!  It’s time to make your ReSEWlutions!  Most of us make New Year’s resolutions, but did you ever think about making a New Year’s ReSEWlution?  If you Like to sew, you should take the time to choose 2017 the year you make a ReSEWlution! Like a...

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Upcoming Events and Happy New Year!

Upcoming Events and Happy New Year!

Upcoming events in 2017 at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum As you begin your journey into 2017, reflect on things you wanted to learn or accomplish in 2016 but didn’t.  Perhaps you had hoped to learn a new sewing technique.  Maybe you missed out on a quilting class.  Or you had every...

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