Quick Quilting: Pre-Cut Fabric

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How many hours do you spend cutting fabric for quilts? How much time do you spend picking out and buying fabrics that go together? If the answer is “a lot”, then consider pre-cut fabric! So what are pre-cuts? If you are relatively new to the world of quilting, then you are in for a treat. […]

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Make 8 Half-square Triangles Using 2 Fabric Squares

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Photo of block made with half-square triangles

One of my UFOs is a quilt with different scenes from Alaska. Each block has a different quilting block as feature, along with an appliqué. The block for the bear has sixteen 1¼” finished (1¾” unfinished) squares made from half-square triangles. Now, I am really new to piece quilting, so tricks and hacks that make […]

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PFAFF Performance Icon is Here!

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First it was the Creative Icon, and now PFAFF has introduced the Performance Icon for the sewing enthusiast. The PFAFF Performance Icon sewing machine represents everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF. This machine provides a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectations. PFAFF Performance Icon Features Huge Multi-Touch Screen with […]

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Bernina Q20 Long Arm Flash Event, April 26

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BERNINA Q20 Freemotion Sit Down Quilting

Thinking about purchasing a long arm quilting machine? Have you taken a look at the Bernina Q series? These long arm machines are simple enough for the beginning quilter, yet robust enough for the professional. On April 26, 2018 at our Aurora store, you can use the BERNINA Q20 sit down machine in a three […]

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Introducing: Janome Sewing Machines

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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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Act Now! Handi Quilter Classes Still Available

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Graphic of Handi Quilter logo and various machines

We are so proud at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum to be able to sponsor some great educational workshops. We currently are hosting Handi Quilter educator, Jane Hauprich, at our Littleton store for some hands-on training on quilting with a longarm machine.  There is still an opportunity to attend one or more of the four […]

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September Sew Fun

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September Sew Fun We had some really great Sew Fun projects demonstrated last month. To see the projects made and shown by Tracey, and the beautiful creations shown by our customers in “show and tell”, check out our Facebook photos. Now, another month has come and gone, Fall is in the air, and we are […]

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