Plano Chapter

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!
Share Fair - September 27th 9:30 am - 3 pm

Share Fair – September 27th 9:30 am – 3 pm

Doesn’t everybody love a good fair? Right here in North Texas we have the Renaissance Fair, the State Fair of Texas, the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, and I’m sure there are various other fairs I don’t even know about. ...continue reading
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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...
It’s A Sewing Party!!!

It’s A Sewing Party!!!

Mark your calendars! November 8, 2014 is a first of its kind sewing and crafting educational event. If you love learning online The Sewing Party is the place for you. For one day sewing and crafting classes will be taught by leading bloggers and DIY educational experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend over...
Tips for Buying Fabric Online

Tips for Buying Fabric Online

I admit, I fear purchasing fabric on line. I’m one of those touchy feely types. I like to look at fabric up close and personal. Feel it against my skin. Lay it across my arm it to see how it drapes. When one ventures to buy fabric online … you don’t get any of those...
Quiltin B's new project  "Storm at Sea"

Quiltin B’s new project “Storm at Sea”

New Project for the Quiltin’ Bs Neighborhood Group The Quiltin’ Bs newest project is a “Storm at Sea” Quilt.  The Storm at Sea block gives the illusion of curved pieces, but without having to stitch curved lines.  This block is very versatile and leaves lots of room for the creativity of the quilter.  Below are...
Organization - Part One - Fabric

Organization – Part One – Fabric

*****NO STASH WAS HARMED IN THE CREATION OF THIS BLOG***** For a while now, I have been asking my fellow sewists how they organize, categorize, and otherwise find and use their fabric treasures.  There are as many methods as there are types of sewists, but maybe you can take away a hint or two on...
All about member Lu Peters

All about member Lu Peters

We are proud to have the very talented Lu Peters as one of our members.   She is a frequent attendee of the Toujour Couture neighborhood group, that meets the first Thursday of the month at Fabrique! fabrics.  AND Lu will be teaching one of our workshop seminars at the upcoming “share fair” on September...