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

Week 2: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Block 1

Block 1

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips following instructions in lesson 1.

Table Topper: make 1

  • From one 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 1 (background) cut four 4 1⁄2” squares.
  • From 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 2 (accent) cut one 4 1⁄2” square.
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Week 1: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along


My name is Maggie and I will be guiding you on this Sew Along to create a table runner or a table topper, whichever you desire.

17” x 62”
table runner x

table topper x37” x 37”

Here are the weekly lesson plans for both Sew Alongs:


Follow the directions below for either the Table Topper or Table Runner.… Read the rest

Week 1: Vogue 8897 Sew Along



Welcome to the Sew Along blog sponsored by the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild.

My name is Louise Schubert, and I will be your guide through this adventure. Whether you are a seasoned sewist or a novice, hopefully this will be a fun experience for you.

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Plano ASG Sew Along & Show Off

What’s better than one Sew Along? Two Sew Alongs!

Plano ASG is calling all quilters and garment sewers alike to participate in a Sew Along beginning Friday, February 7th. Over the six week event, participants have the option to quilt a table runner or table topper. Or if fashion is your passion you may elect to sew Vogue 8897.… Read the rest

Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show


Make plans now to come to Oklahoma City, OK on January 9 – 11, 2014 and spend the whole weekend sewing, quilting, crafting, shopping and spending quality time with your friends at Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo!

A large variety of Workshops and Lectures to choose from, including Longarm Quilting, Machine Quilting, Machine Embroidery, and so much more.… Read the rest

Marla Kazell’s Koos Van Den Akker Workshop Was A Huge Hit!

On Nov. 1st. and 2nd, 2013, the Plano ASG chapter sponsored Marla Kazell’s Koos Van Den Akker trunk show and workshop. Marla became well-acquainted with Koos and his fabulous collage designs while guiding National ASG-sponsored New York City tours including his atelier.

Marla has been sewing professionally for 30 years and currently creates beautiful couture garments in her custom clothing studio located in Tigard, Oregon, just outside Portland.… Read the rest

Reminder: Marla Kazell’s Fabric Collage a la Koos Trunk Show

gallery_28Join us this coming Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, for this exciting Marla Kazell workshop and learn how to create a fabric collage a la Koos van den Akker that can be used to embellish your next jacket, tote or anything else!

Using fabric as your medium, discover how to combine all types of fabric – silk, rayon, cotton, wool and synthetics into a work of art.… Read the rest

Luke Haynes Sew-Along

Luke-Deer-Quilt-week-two-feature-315x214px-wI just read that Luke Haynes, the quilter artist I blogged about a few weeks ago, joined the Bernina Sewing Expert team:

“Over the next few months I am going to share with you a few of my methods and some tricks I use in my studio. Then create a sew-a-long hosted by WeAllSew so we can make a project together and I can show you how to make a mini-quilt in a style a little different than most quilters use.”.Read the rest

Hand embroidery classes by Susan O’Connor

Marty Anderson, one of our members, has a special deal for hand embroidery lovers:

I’m so excited to announce that Susan O’Connor, an international embroidery instructor from Australia is coming to Texas. Many of you know her from the Country Bumpkin publications “Inspirations” and “Australian Smocking”.

She will be teaching at the SAGA convention in Frisco in October.Read the rest

Visit the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo with Plano ASG!

expoYou are invited to attend the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo with Plano ASG!

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo will take place for the first time in Fort Worth this year, offering workshops (pdf download), display galleries, shopping and many other features&events.

Event Highlights:          

What: Shuttle bus to/from plus admission to the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Ft.… Read the rest