Secrets to Finding an Awesome Sewing Store

What are the Secrets to Finding an Awesome Sewing Store? It goes beyond just having a few sewing machines on display. If you are looking for a new sewing machine then you will love these tips. #5 may be a bit of a surprise. #seasonedhome

Have you ever visited a superb sewing store? One where they have beautiful displays and excellent service. If you have then you will know what a great experience it can be. For the rest of you, I want to share the Secrets to Finding an Awesome Sewing Store. But first, a little background. For 28…

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In the world of quilting, modern quilts are the new kid on the block. Do you know what defines a modern quilt? It's not really that cut and dry. Find out a few ways to define modern quilts. #seasonedhome

What Defines a Modern Quilt?

Lately, I've been pondering this question: What Defines a Modern Quilt? What do all modern quilts have in common? What makes them modern vs. traditional. If I'm going to categorize myself as a Modern Quilter I ought to know the exact meaning of the term before I set out sewing up a bunch of quilts that don't meet the requirements. Right? I am officially a member of The Modern Quilt Guild and ...

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If you have a collection of Vintage Linens you will love this roundup of 15 Cute Ways to Repurpose and Upcycle Vintage Linens. (#9 is my favorite!) Included are even a few vintage linen crafts and vintage linen home decor. #seasonedhome

15 Cute Ways to Repurpose Vintage Linens

You know how I love modern design around here. Well, Kitty reminded me that modern isn't everyone's thing and I should share some ideas that had a more vintage feel. With Mother's Day so close, I have rounded up 15 Cute Ways to Repurpose Vintage Linens. I'm always drawn to vintage linens but never really know what to do with them. As a matter of fact, I have a whole bunch from my Mom and a few ...

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If you love sewing, quilting, and DIY then Learn How to Create Quilted Coasters in an Hour or Less. The modern geometric design of the fabric does the work for you. Sew and quilt these coasters with a cute fabric in a few minutes. sewing | quilting | DIY | DIY Crafts #seasonedhome

How to Create Modern Quilted Coasters in an Hour or Less

You know, Mother's Day is coming and I always like to write a tutorial for something that is quick and easy. This year I am showing you How to Create Modern Quilted Coasters in an Hour or Less. {Last year I showed you how to make a Teacup & Tea Pot Tea Towel} Where Mother's Day is concerned, handmade (plus a little chocolate) always makes a great gift. This year, I chose a very simple ...

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Tips for Planning an Edible Landscape

Tips for Planning an Edible Landscape

Are you thinking about growing a few edibles but don't know where to start? I have a few Tips for Planning an Edible Landscape that might help you get started. At my last house I had a (roughly) 20' x 20' vegetable garden with raised beds. It was situated in a sunny corner of the yard. All vegetable growing happened there. At times it was messy and there was nothing that hinted at it being an ...

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Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice

Today on the menu we're serving up Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice. We could also call this free of everything they add in restaurants that makes food bad for you Chicken Fried Rice.  Either way, this recipe is both delicious and healthy. A while back I wrote about breaking up with my slow cooker and falling in love with a new pot. Because I am so obsessed with this pot I have on occasion ...

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Choosing a Sewing Machine

The Shocking Truth About My Sewing Machine Obsession

My name is Leslie and I am addicted to sewing machines. Because of this I feel compelled to share The Shocking Truth About My Sewing Machine Obsession. I'm sure many of you have a fabric stash that will extend far beyond your life expectancy. But, how many of you have a sewing machine stash that will live past the grave? Well, at this moment, I'm ashamed to admit, that's me. Currently ...

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Color Value in Quilts

Color Value in a Quilt

Psst. Grab a beverage and take a break. This post is longer than most, but I think you will enjoy it :) If you are around me much you may notice that I've been chattering on and on about quilting. Blame it on QuiltCon. When I took a class on finding Color Value in a Quilt with Cheryl Arkison I went from interested-in-the-subject to completely-obsessed-about-the-subject. It's like I have this ...

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Easy Vegetables that anyone can grow

Easy Vegetables that Anyone Can Grow

Thinking about planting a small garden this year? I have a few suggestions for Easy Vegetables that Anyone Can Grow. These vegetables are ideal for beginners. As in, "I've never grown a darn thing in my entire life, but now I want to grow vegetables." If that's you, then follow my suggestions because I've put together a list of Easy Vegetable that Anyone Can Grow. And, I mean anyone! Success ...

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Here's a simple sewing trick for Letting Out the Waistband in Jeans. This no-seam-ripper sewing alteration takes about 15 minutes. And, no sewing experience is necessary. Make your jeans comfortable in just a few minutes. sewing | alterations #seasonedhome

How to Let Out a Waistband on Jeans

Do you own a pair of jeans that are a little snug through the waist? Me too! Worry not, my friends, because today I'm going to show you How to Let Out a Waistband on Jeans.This is so easy I almost feel like it doesn't need any words because photos will do the trick. While this method isn't polished, it is very effective. And, it only takes a few minutes. I don't know about you, but unpicking a ...

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Tips for Better Easter Photos

5 Tips and Ideas for Better Easter Pictures

I can clearly remember one Easter picture from my childhood. My sister and I are sitting on my grandmother's sofa in our Easter dresses, including hats and gloves.   I think we may have even been holding up Easter eggs from our basket.  Not a very inspiring picture. I'm happy to say that taking Easter pictures can really be easy and fun.  You don't need fancy equipment {although, it is nice if ...

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