More June Buzz: June Sew Fun and Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

June just got busier! We are just wrapping up the one-day Anita Goodesign events at the store, and now it’s time for June Sew Fun. Then, after Sew Fun, we’ll be packing up stuff to take to Castle Rock for the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, June 28 -20, 2018.

Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of the items our Sew Fun presenter will tell you about, and some information about the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival.

June Sew Fun

Serger’s Technique Bible

Photo of cover of The Serger's Technique Bible to be presented at June Sew FunTable of Contents of the Serger's Technique Bible presented at June Sew FunFor fast and professional edging, hemming, seaming, and decorative stitching, you simply can’t beat a serger. Get the most out of your serger with this all-skill-level book. Photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the essential techniques, showing you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings to get the best results on a range of different fabrics, and how to edge your fabrics quickly with perfect results. Try out different feet for your machine to help with gathering, attaching piping, elastic, and beading. Within the chapters there are troubleshooting tips and quick fixes for skipped stitches, snapped threads, and uneven stitching. The quick construction section will take you through a range of projects to help practice and perfect your skills.

This book is jammed packed with helpful information, beautiful illustrations and step-by-step instructions from first setting up your serger, to troubleshooting to projects you can complete with your serger.  It’s a book that everyone who owns serger should have in their sewing studio!


Jelly Roll Rug

Photo of Jelly Roll Rug pattern for June Sew FunWe can have a race with a jelly roll, so why not a rug? Create a colorful area rug using a jelly roll (a bundle which consists of 40-42 pieces of 2.5” x 42” strips) and 100% cotton batting. If you don’t have a pre-made jelly roll bundle, you can also create your own strips.

This patterns requires zero wrapping, braiding, weaving or crocheting – just pure sewing bliss! This trendy new pattern is easy to follow and a blast to make.  A standard jelly roll makes a rug approximately 30″ x 44″, but is also easy to adapt the instructions to make any size of rug you choose.

You will need a sewing machine that will make at least a 5mm wide zig-zag.

Look at some of the pretty rugs made with different jelly rolls. Wouldn’t these be cute made up with different holiday fabrics?

Come to Sew Fun to see what our presenter whipped up.

Sample jelly roll rug from pattern presented at June Sew Fun Sample jelly roll rug from pattern presented at June Sew Fun Sample jelly roll rug from pattern presented at June Sew Fun

Join Us For Some June Sew Fun!

To see what else we have for you this month, be sure to attend one of our June Sew Fun sessions. Come, and eat some chocolate, maybe win a door prize, and discover some new and interesting projects to try.  Also, don’t forget to bring your creations for Show and Tell and get that prize and raffle ticket for the 2018 UFO Challenge.  Click here for some photos from the May Sew Fun events. We love to see what you’ve been sewing, and we love to share them with all of our readers.

With multiple sessions a day at each of our locations, how can you miss it?  We hope you can join us at one of our June Sew Fun sessions at one of these times:

Aurora: Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Littleton: Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arvada: Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs: Friday, June 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

It’s almost time to travel down to Castle Rock for the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, June 28 – 30, 2018. The festival is a must for everyone who crafts, quilts or sews.  There will be over 50 vendor booths, plus workshops, “make and take” events, and more.  The festival features the latest and best in the areas of quilting, crafting, sewing, and needle arts.  A complete program with a map of the venue, list of vendors, and seminar schedules is available by clicking on the image below.

Graphic of Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival promotion

As always, Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum will have a spectacular booth where you can try out the latest sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. We’ll have on hand Brother, Bernina,  Handiquilter,  and other quality products for you to try.  Talk with one of our knowledgeable staff who will help you find the exact machine to fit your needs. Then take one or more of our machines for a test drive.  As always, we’ll be offering great deals on machines, software, and supplies. If you’re thinking about a new sewing, embroidery or quilting machine, now’s the time to act! Check out our June/July newsletter for more information.

Although PFAFF is not in our booth at the June show, we are pleased to offer NO SALES TAX and SHOW PRICING at any of our Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum locations June 28 – 30, 2018.

Please join us at the festival at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Castle Rock.  So, mark you calendars for June 28 – 30 and plan to attend one or more of the days.

 Location and Hours

The Rocky Mountain Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, June 28 – 30, 2018, will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104. Take Exit 181 off of I-25 to the Plum Creek Parkway, then go east to Fairgrounds Rd.  Festival hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Thur & Fri) and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sat).

Admission is $10 at the door, but you can download and print a coupon for $1.00 off.  Admission is good for all three days.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ten Years and Going Strong!

Mark your calendars for our annual “What’s New Party” (formerly known as Tech Party). These events are always special, but this year we’ll also be celebrating our 10th anniversary of doing business in Colorado. We’re cooking up some fun stuff for the celebration, and you won’t want to miss it!

As always, there will be parties at each store location:

Colorado Springs: Wednesday, August 22, 10 – 1 pm & 3 – 6 pm

Aurora: Thursday, August 23, 10 – 1 pm & 3 – 6 pm

Arvada: Friday, August 24, 10 – 1 pm & 3 – 6 pm

Littleton: Saturday, August 25, 10 – 1 pm & 3 – 6 pm

Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum 10year anniversary logo



Cathy Ellsaesser

Looks like we just got those set up on the special events calendar. Here’s the link for the 3-6 session at Arvada.
Arvada What’s New August 24 3-6pm


How do I sign up for the Arvada tech party 3-6 pm? I’m not seeing it on the list of classes.