Weaving Fabric for Garments

by Margaret Montgomery

My journey – overcoming the fear of cutting into handwoven fabric and how the techniques used have evolved.

Weaving is great fun and it is so rewarding to sew using something I have woven. Concerns:  Will the woven fabric fall apart when I cut into it? Should the fabric be stabilized?… Read the rest

Continuous Thread Needle Case

by Jami Roux

Plano ASG neighborhood group meetings are full of inspiration and Wednesday’s Zoom meeting was no exception.  Lu Peters presented a wonderful program on “Things You Wish You Knew Years Ago”.  She gave hints on how to make your sewing projects easier and more efficient.

One of her hints inspired me to put it in practice right away. … Read the rest

Plano ASG Annual Meeting

by Mary Jo Forbes

11:30 am, October 22, 2022
Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
205 W. Hunt St., McKinney, TX, 75069
(Note: not to be confused with the Heard Natural Science Museum)

We hope you will be as excited about participating in the 2022 annual meeting as we have been planning it.… Read the rest

Community Sew

by Marie Barrese

They say it takes a village and here’s an example of that…

The Community Sew group meets once a month (most months) on the first Friday at the Richardson Senior Center on Arapaho from 9AM to Noon.   And they made an exception in August allowing Debby Bowles granddaughters, Reagan and Beasley to attend along with Kelli Robertson’s daughter. … Read the rest

Sewing Podcasts

There are so many interesting podcasts about sewing! Here are a few that might interest you.

The Quilting Life on the Written Page, as read to you by award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell (Birds in the Air, Margaret Goes Modern, Dovey Coe, Shooting the Moon).

The Quiltfiction Podcast begins with Friendship Album, 1933, a work of historical fiction by the podcaster, Frances O’Roark Dowell. … Read the rest

Linden’s Joy Quilt

Many of our members have taught children and grandchildren to sew, but how many of them have loved it so much that they started a business?

Ann Skaehill did! She is the owner of Crafty Moose Quilts and her proud mother is ASG member Judi Jaksa.

Linden’s Joy

Ann makes and sells t-shirt quilts but she has recently gone into publishing her own quilt patterns.

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The World of Sewing Literature – Part IV

Looking for something to read?  There are many fascinating books revolving around sewing.  Here are a few to whet your appetite.

Add a comment below if you have another book to suggest.

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. It is 1910 and Maria, a talented young girl from the East end of London, is employed to work as a seamstress for the royal family.

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A Hands on Doll Making Class

By Jami Roux

Are you ready to shake up your creativity?  Join us in an all-day workshop to create a darling fabric doll!  Do you need ideas?  Perhaps you need a birthday or Christmas present, or a special project just for yourself!  This workshop will get you out of your comfort zone – while realizing just how truly easy it is to create a fabric doll.  

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New group: “Upping Your Game”

by Davie Marie

Did your wardrobe slip into “too casual” during the Covid shutdown? Now that we’re getting out and about again, it’s time to up your wardrobe game! 

This new neighborhood group is going to explore comfortable clothing suitable for going out or staying home. We’ll take a look at design details that can turn your garment into wearable art, how to copy a ready-to-wear look you’ve seen, explore new sewing techniques, and more!

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Fabric Sale

The Shops at Willow Bend Farmers/Artisan Market

Saturday, June 25th, 9:00 to 2:00

We are pulling out the storage!

What will we find?

So much fabric for $1.00 per yard!

Designer fabrics for $5.00 per yard and Ambiance at $2.00 a yard

Fat quarters at 10 cents each

$5.00 bundles of home dec high end fabric

Fabulous deals on trims as well as 10 cent notions!

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Sewing Podcasts

Check out these podcasts for sewing wit and wisdom!

LOVE TO SEW!

Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business.  They talk (and laugh) about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs.

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