Buttons need a “Shank”

June 23, 2016

The other day I had a little request to “re-sew” buttons on a fly front of a pair of utility pants. The buttons have four holes and I did see one button that did have the threads missing from one hole-set. So, I fixed that, returned the pants and got the question, “Did you fix […]

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Let’s “Connect” at Conference!

June 9, 2016

I’m so excited to be able to share something new for conference this year! Would you like to: Be able to know the spot to meet friends for lunch? Know when the fashion show will be? Share your thoughts about a class you took? Know what’s happening each day? Know where your favorite vendor booth […]

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Sewing and National Wine Day–a nice paring

May 25, 2016

Today is “National Wine Day”! A friend, Donna W., of the Tucson chapter and I used to have “sip ‘n sews”. She is the best hostess. She would prepare a delicious meal or snacks and pare it with a nice wine–always perfect! We did have one rule though: we could only start sipping after more […]

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The Story Behind the Notions Story-Spring 2015

April 29, 2016

The Story Behind the Notions Story-Spring 2015 Guest post by Anne Marie Soto, editor of Notions, the ASG publication available with membership in the American Sewing Guild  ASG’s annual conference never fails to inspire me! Last summer, at our conference in San Diego, I dropped in on Cheri Dowd’s class on sewing reversible clothing. I […]

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Make a “Dauber”!

March 29, 2016

    Early last fall I was contacted by the ASG St. Louis chapter to be the key note luncheon speaker for their Spring Fling event which was two weeks ago. It is always such a thrill to do these things because I get to meet members and see many of the wonderful things the chapter […]

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What does ASG “Sell”?

March 1, 2016

Recently, while at a fabric store, I was asked a question about sewing. The woman was looking for a specific fabric and she didn’t know what the fabric was so I helped her find the fabric and gave her a few tips for sewing with it. She said to me, “You certainly seem to know […]

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From Grimy to Gleaming!

February 16, 2016

From Grimy to Gleaming! Many times, for whatever reason, the most obvious things that need to be cleaned get put to the back of the “to-do” list until there comes a time where there is no-more putting it off. That happened with this poor curling iron. My other one finally burned out and it was […]

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How I get the Whitest Whites

February 2, 2016

I was doing laundry a couple of weekends ago and as I was taking my husband’s long sleeve white shirts out of the dryer, I thought back to the many times he brought home compliments from staff members of the fire department on how “white” his white shirts were. The guys in the staff meeting […]

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The Story Behind the NOTIONS Story

January 22, 2016

  Guest post by Anne Marie Soto, editor of Notions, the ASG publication available with membership in the American Sewing Guild:     One of the many delights about being the editor of Notions is the wonderful surprises that land in my inbox. The emails that I receive show that there is no end to the […]

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Saying Hello to 2016

December 31, 2015

Here is a photo of my view early this morning. It’s snowing again (no complaints, mind you) and I turned on the little fire place, had a cup of coffee, and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the morning contemplating this past year and looking forward to 2016. I like getting up early and mentally […]

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