Christmas Word Collage to Embroider

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Home decor', pattern, Thread Tags: , , , , , ,

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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Why I Love Anita Goodesign Embroidery Collections

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Applique, embroidery, Embroidery Designs Tags: , , , , ,

We just wrapped up the Anita Goodesign Anita’s University 301 last week. It was so much fun, and as always, Taylor was a great instructor. (Bless his heart!) I was very fortunate in having three of my sisters join me at the event. They each love sewing and embroidery, but two of them had never […]

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What’s the Buzz: October Events at RMSV

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It’s almost October and Halloween is coming! No tricks from us, though, just treats. Here’s a look at some of the fun October events happening this month at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum. Strut Your Stuff (#RMSVwhereisew) We’re looking for pictures of your sewing spaces! Do you have a special place to sew? A She Shed […]

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It’s Coming! New For 2019 Brother Sewing and Embroidery

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New for 2019 We don’t know it’s name or what it looks like. We’ll have to wait, but we know it’s going to be spectacular! On August 6, Brother will introduce it’s “New for 2019” lineup of embroidery and sewing machines. The “New for 2019” lineup will feature their most innovative, technologically advanced machine with […]

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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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Introducing: Janome Sewing Machines

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Fashion, Janome Sewing Machines, New, quilting, sewing Tags: , , , , ,
graphic for Janome Sewing machines

We are proud to announce that we have added another brand of sewing and embroidery machines to our line-up. Introducing, Janome sewing machines! These machines are available at our Aurora and Colorado Springs stores. Janome’s origins started in the United States as “New Home” but they are now manufactured in Japan under the name Janome. […]

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Pfaff Creative Icon: Last Chance for 72 Month Financing

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Pfaff Sewing Machines, Sew Fun, sewing Tags: , , , , ,
Photo of PFAFF Creative Icon with 72 month financing promotion

If you think you missed your chance at great financing for the Pfaff Creative Icon, think again! This is no trick, just a treat! Now until October 31, 2017, you can still get 72 month interest-free financing with your purchase of the Creative Icon.™  Use your Sewing and More credit card to get this great deal. […]

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Halloween Napkins: Perfect and Reproducible Embroidery Placement

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Photo of embroidered Halloween placemat with Halloween Napkins

I love to dress my table for Halloween (well, all of the holidays, actually). I like placemats and matching Halloween napkins that reflect the holiday spirit. To coordinate with some placemats I was making, I purchased some black napkins to embroider a Halloween design in the corner. Then, I got out my rulers and markers. […]

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The Fun Continues: October Sew Fun

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, quilting, Sew Fun, sewing, software Tags: , , , , ,

Whew! We just are getting done with the Anita’s University event and it’s time to host October Sew Fun! Rob sure does keep us hopping! As usual, our Sew Fun presenter is ready with a variety of interesting projects this month. I’ve included descriptions of a couple of the projects on tap, but, as always, […]

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