(Not Just ) Plano Chapter

Love to sew? Want techniques and inspiration? Meet others at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained! Our members hail from all over North TX and Southern OKLA. Check out the Dallas chapter at www.sewdallas.org GUESTS WELCOME!
Sew Alongs
Saturday Techniques New Format

Saturday Techniques New Format

Techniques on Saturday will be trying a new format for the next few months.   Instead of a program on a specific technique, we will offer sewing mentor advise on YOUR project.   What project are you working on, or wanting to start ?   Members will pick a pattern and fabric of their choice...
Beginner Freemotion Stitching

Beginner Freemotion Stitching

Following Maggie’s Table Topper / Table Runner Sew Along, I want to share this with some of you that might be new to freemotion stitching/quilting. Bernina has developed this little eBooklet (downloadable for free here) to try several beginner stitches techniques. At the end all the different exercises are combined in a little art book....
Week 6: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Week 6: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Binding your Quilt We are almost through with our project. All we have to do now is trim our quilt and bind it. Let’s Begin. 1. Trim your quilt. Line up your ruler with a straight line on your quilt and trim along the edge of the quilt. You will need to move your ruler...
Week 6: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Week 6: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

It is hard to believe that this is the last session of this project. I would like to thank you for joining the Plano ASG chapter and me for our first (but surely not the last!) Sew Along. Our chapter has SEW many talented members, and you won’t want to miss what we present in...
Plano ASG Show & Tell Event

Plano ASG Show & Tell Event

Have you participated in the recent quilt and garment sew along led by Maggie and Louise? Or maybe you’ve finally perfected that garment that’s been a challenge, or conquered a new quilting technique. No matter what you’ve been working on bring your finished work of art and share your story at the Show & Tell...
Week 5: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Week 5: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Making the Quilt Sandwich and Quilting How many times have you made a quilt top from a magazine or a commercial pattern and, after guiding you step by step thru completion of the quilt top, the next instruction is “quilt as desired”? Frustrating, isn’t it. I will be the first one to tell you that...
Week 5: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Week 5: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

How is your dress/tunic coming along? Are you happy with it so far? I can’t wait to see all of them at our event. 1. I want to address the subject of “grading” a seam. When a seam is enclosed by a facing, collar, or cuff (just to name a few instances), it will lay...
Week 4: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Week 4: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Have you missed our Sew Along post this week?  I know I have been eagerly awaiting them.  Since this is our very first attempt to host a sew along we are learning quite a lot!  Preparing and posting these blog tutorials is a significant amount of work, especially for Maggie and Louise!  They are doing...