Saturday, March 8, 2014

Attention all online FABRIC shoppers!

I was scrolling through my blogger reading list (where I read snippets of blog entries from talented blogging sewists) and came across one from Bunny at http://lasewist.blogspot.com. She was talking about a shirt she wanted to recreate using fabric she bought at Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page), and how Fabric.com was bought by Amazon.com.  So I did a little snooping and searched “knit fabric” on Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page) and clicked on Ponte de Roma Knit Charcoal.  This piece of fabric was sold by Fabric.com on the Amazon.com website, for $5.74 a yard, plus 2 dollar shipping.  No width description, fabric content or washing instructions, only says medium/heavyweight. So now I am very curious and I go to Fabric.com website and look up that Ponte de Roma Knit Charcoal there.  On Fabric.com website same fabric is $7.98 a yard. Width is 58”, made of 80% Polyester/15%Rayon/5%Lycra. Also says medium/heavyweight, with a “hand” description, how to use it, and washing instructions.
If I had placed orders, this is how it would have played out:
Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page)
3 yards $17.22 plus $6 shipping= total $23.22
Fabric.com
3 yards $23.94 plus $7.49 shipping (free if order over $35)=$31.43

This is an eye opener eh?  Not all fabric sold on Amazon.com is sold by Fabric.com, but still worth looking at! Although I'm not crazy about the lack of information about the piece of fabric on the Amazon.com site, I think I would still place an order if I was so inclined! 
Paying less is best! Take the Amazon.com (our link on right side of this page) challenge yourself and let me know how you made out!
Using our Amazon.com link (our link on right side of this page) benefits our chapter, but does not add to your cost at Amazon.com or ASG Albany Chapter. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

ASG.ORG

Have you been on ASG.ORG lately?  There are videos in the Member only section! Lined Jacket series, knit necklines, reading wrinkles, and collars and cuffs just to name a few!! There is so much information on the site, just waiting for you!  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2014

New Year is around the corner!

Changing winds bring a new President Sallye! We keep Kathy as our Treasurer, and Nancy as our Secretary. Thank you for taking on these important roles as our chapter will not run without them!

Thank you Joyce for all you have done these past years as President for our chapter!  We know we will be seeing you at meetings enjoying sewing and your sewing friends! 

Check it out! Special Event planned for April: 
Louise Cutting! Big name little price! You can choose all 3 different classes. Check out our Event Page and our newsletter for more information.  Do not miss this one! Sign yourself up and maybe a sewing friend up today!