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Love to sew? Want more techniques and inspiration? Meet others who sew at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained!
Sewing Boot Camps - Learning to Sew

Sewing Boot Camps – Learning to Sew

Do you have a sewing machine that has been collecting dust?  One in the box?  Are you itching to try out all of the creative projects you find on Pinterest, Craftsy, and creative blogs? Here at the Plano Chapter of...continue reading
Space is Limited … Reserve your Space for the 2015 Plano ASG Retreat

Space is Limited … Reserve your Space for the 2015 Plano ASG Retreat

Pack your luggage and your sewing room for three days dedicated to nothing but sewing! Hunker down at your machine along with fellow sewists to … complete works in progress, focus on projects requiring your complete attention & to dedicate...continue reading
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It's a Wrap - 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

It’s a Wrap – 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

The Plano Chapter of ASG celebrated 10 years of sewing friendships with a theme of another anniversary  – Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress celebrating it’s 40th year!       Our dynamic special events team  created  a contest theme which included  wrap garment, wrap outer wear and wrapped package categories.   Our luncheon featured...
Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist - Visiting Marla Kazell

Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist – Visiting Marla Kazell

The continued adventures of Sheryl and her trip west. Further north on our journey I had the privilege of spending the morning shopping in Portland, OR with Marla Kazell.  It was such fun! She introduced me to the Old Mill Store, which is so massive and has such incredible fabric offerings that I could have...
Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist - Inspiration Time with Diane Ericson

Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist – Inspiration Time with Diane Ericson

While on our road trip from Sonoma, CA to Seattle, WA I had the great privilege to make two “sewing nerd” stops.  I know you understand my enthusiasm because if you are reading this you are probably a sewing nerd too.  ASG is full of people like us!  Yea! My first stop was in downtown...
It's a Wrap! Oct 25th 2014

It’s a Wrap! Oct 25th 2014

It’s a Wrap Challenge Rules 2014:  For all categories: You must be a member in good standing of the National American Sewing Guild at the time of the Judging. All judging will take place at the ASG Plano Annual Luncheon. October 25, 2014, Blue Mesa Grill in Plano.  No entries will be accepted at any...
Neighborhood Group News

Neighborhood Group News

Growing and evolving –  Our neighborhood groups change in response to our members interests.  The Hoopla Sisters (machine embroidery neighborhood group) has grown to  35 ladies. The new morning meeting time is 10:30am and no lunch. We also have a new evening meeting at 7:00pm and no dinner. Both these meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday...
Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

The one habit that can make or break the success of your creations is the proper pressing technique. To begin with there is a difference in ironing and pressing.  When you iron a garment, you are smoothing out wrinkles with a gliding motion.  Pressing, on the other hand is lifting the iron up and down...
Organization - Part Three - Projects and Pantone

Organization – Part Three – Projects and Pantone

Do you ever go to an all you can eat buffet and fill your plate because everything looks so good?  Well I am guilty of that with fiber of all types.  The almost unlimited selections of such beautiful fabrics, yarns, and ideas on how to use them finds my sewing space bulging with half formed projects...
Organization - Part Two - Patterns

Organization – Part Two – Patterns

This post collects some advise from our members on how they manage both patterns.   Projects will be the topic of the next organizational post. Patterns/Designs/Paper/Electronic   Even if you only started sewing, I am sure you have collected many paper patterns, pattern pdfs, patterns for your quilting and/or embroidery software.  And if you haven’t...