Save Time on Holiday Sewing Projects

December 4, 2015

Here we are at the last month of 2015. I don’t know about you, but this year has just seemed to whiz by. Looking back, I’m honestly not sure where it went. It’s the time of year that I’m especially fond of—sewing gifts! I think we often feel like every gift has to be made […]

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Treasures within Manufacturers’ Websites

October 23, 2015

We all have our favorite websites: favorite machine manufacturer, favorite software, favorite thread, and favorite fabrics among others. We have personal reasons they are our favorites—it could be how we are treated during class time or machine repairs. It could be because the product worked as stated in a product review. It could be ease […]

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Jam-packed “Notions”!

October 9, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I always anxiously await the next issue of “Notions”. I only subscribe to a couple of other magazines but I only seem to eagerly await “Notions”, continually checking the calendar date to see when it will be posted online. I wonder what will I find the chapters have been doing? What […]

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Transfer of Knowledge

September 23, 2015

Have you ever sat in front of a computer screen and keyboard and feel like you don’t know a thing sometimes—especially when it involves new software? Why is that? Why do we find we’re afraid? No doubt, it may be that somewhere when learning computers someone said to us, “DON’T TOUCH THAT! YOU’LL BREAK IT!” […]

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ASG Pinterest Boards

September 11, 2015

Have you been on Pinterest? It is an amazing social forum for absolutely everything! Whether DIY projects, woodworking, gardening, cooking, baking, or whatever interests one happens to have, there is probably a “board” for it. This week the American Sewing Guild has set up a Pinterest account. I get the pleasure of managing this new […]

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Looking behind…looking forward

September 4, 2015

Here we are at the last “official” weekend of summer already. Honestly, where has this year gone? It often seems like there is never enough time to sew; even when one does it as their profession! Labor Day Weekend is my weekend of reflection. I look back on the accomplishments of earlier in the year […]

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A Treasured Gift

August 21, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I think that those who sew and create are most appreciative when others hand craft a gift just for them. Mr. and Mrs. “M” came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. To my surprise, Mrs. “M” had crafted the most beautiful box I’ve ever seen. Just look at […]

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Clever Uses for Old Sewing Machine Parts

August 11, 2015

This past week I took a couple of vacation days while friends were in town visiting. Mr. “M” likes to check out corn (the former farmer in his veins cannot resist!) and shop at flee markets. While at a local flee market, Mrs. “M” spotted a sewing machine on top of one of the cabinets. […]

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The Story Behind the Notions Story- Summer 2015

August 7, 2015

  Guest post by Anne Marie Soto, editor of Notions, the ASG publication available with membership in the American Sewing Guild: The cover story for the Summer ’15 issue of Notions is designed to get you thinking about the value of repetition in the creative process of sewing. Sound like a contradiction of terms? Not […]

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Post Conference Reflections

July 23, 2015

The American Sewing Guild Conference 2015 in beautiful San Diego has come to an end. It is bitter-sweet. I think all who attend wish the conference would last a whole month. There are always more classes offered than one’s schedule permits. Getting to meet and talk with industry “sewing stars” who are so knowledgeable and […]

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