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!
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
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....continue reading
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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...
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...
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...
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.  Usually fairs bring midways, corny dogs, cotton candy and lots of contests and displays.  Well,...