To Box or to De-Stash?

by Maria Quian
After many years of just dreaming about it, the right house came along. My current house is in Texas and I am moving to Colorado. It is a now or never situation for many reasons.

But in life, all good things also come with other not so good things we must do.… Read the rest

The Curse of the Chanel-style Jacket

by Marie Barrese
Ever wonder why some sewists have a stash of beautiful bouclé’s and silks? And usually it’s not just one cut, but several. Some also have the trims and buttons that coordinate with the fabric, and they may even have the patterns needed to complete the garment. What garment you may ask, and why are these items still in their stash?… Read the rest

Want expert needle knowledge?

The Hoopla Sisters will host a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:30 am with Rhonda Pierce, spokesperson for Schmetz Needles and Grabbit.

Rhonda will be speaking about needles for piecing/quilting, sewing with knits and machine embroidery… something for everyone. More information about Rhonda and her presentation can be found here.Read the rest

Measurements Matter

One of the best parts of being a Member of the Plano Chapter of ASG is learning from other members. I made a personal goal to learn to sew my own clothes. I quickly ran into fitting issues and learned that I needed help. I brought a blouse that I was working on to the Designing Divas neighborhood group, and two wonderful ASG members offered to help me with fitting.… Read the rest