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.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to attend over 30 classes, and will be able to access the classes 90 days after the event.… Read the rest

2014 ASG National Conference in St Louis

ASGConf14_hires_print_2in2014 ASG National Conference will take place in St Louis at the Arch, from Wednesday, July 23 to Monday, July 28.

ASG Conference offers workshops, seminars and lectures in two-day, all-day, half-day, two-hour and 90-minute formats. Classes are tailored to every sewing interest and every level of sewing skill.

The online registration begins TODAY.… Read the rest

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 along carefully, lining up to the straight line each time.… Read the rest

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 the future.… Read the rest

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 I am not a great “quilter”.… Read the rest

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 flatter if the seam allowances are graded.… Read the rest

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! Read the rest

Week 4: Table Runner / Table Topper 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!Read the rest

Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop + Fashion Show

Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild presents Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop

Workshop Details:

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist, 3101 Coit Road, Plano, TX (open map)
Cost: ASG Members –  $135; Non-members- $165

CLICK HERE to register for the workshop.Read the rest

Week 3: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Block 2

Block 2

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips as shown in the previous posts.

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TIP: A handy tool to have before starting this block is the Marti Michelle Perfect Patchwork Corner Trimmer ($5.00). It can be purchased at almost any quilt shop.… Read the rest

Week 3: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Cutting the garment

1. Once all of the corrections are made to the pattern, you are almost ready to cut out your garment from your beautiful fabric. Your fabric should be prewashed and pressed already. Hopefully you have straightened the grain using the information from Sewing.org (opens PDF file). I will mention that some fabrics have a finish on them that prevent you from straightening the grain.… Read the rest

Week 2: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Welcome back! This is week 2 of our Sew Along, and I hope you are excited and ready to get started. By now you have bought a pattern, read the back of the envelope and all of the instruction sheets. Hopefully you have found some fabric that you love and gathered all of the necessary notions and tools.… Read the rest