Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bragging Rights - Peggy

At our recent show for the Plano Quilt Guild, we got to see and visit with one of our good customers, Peggy.  She had told us that the fabric she bought from us at another one of our shows had turned into a beautiful Saw Tooth Log Cabin Quilt.
And she was right.  Check out this GORGEOUS quilt she made using Moda Fabrics.  Along with the quilting done by Richard Larson, she now has a treasured keepsake to last for generations to come.

Remember, send us your pictures of what you have made and we will brag on you too.  Email them to me at jsmisek@homealamode.com or just post them to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homealamode.

~Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School... Time to Sew!

I want to start off my congratulating all the moms out there with kiddos in school.  WE DID IT!!!!  We made it through another summer with our kids and they are still alive.  I don't know about you, buy I really LOVE my kids.  But I also love dropping them off at school with their shiny new backpacks, ready to learn... and then heading to Starbucks with my BFF to enjoy a cup of coffee without anyone needing anything from us :)
Here's a peak of my little angels starting the first day of school - my oldest started middle school and was too cool to let us walk her in :(
Well, now that the formalities of the "posting-of-the-first-day-of-school-pics" is over, it's time to get down to business.  We now have 9 months of "free" time - yes, we should probably be doing laundry, cleaning something, or other chores.  But let's face it, we would rather be sewing ;)
This is your formal invitation to "SHOW US WHAT YOU HAVE MADE"!!!!  We would LOVE to see our Facebook wall covered with pictures of what you have made - whether is be quilts, crafts, or anything else using Moda fabric, "Say it With Words" panel, or any of our other amazing products.  Make sure you share our Facebook page with all your friends, too, so they can see your creations as well.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our newest quilter, Claire

Below is the story (short as it may be), written by my 11 year old about making her first quilt.
One day, I made the mistake of saying "I'm bored" at my Granny's (Karen) house.  It was the 4th of July.  She gave me some grid and charm packs and told me I was going to make a quilt.  It took forever, but I was so happy to finish it.  I love how soft it is!  Sincerly, Claire - The 11 Year old Seamstress.
Here are some pictures along the way.
 Pressing it all down
Got it all laid out and pressed!
 Time to start sewing
And, here's the completed picture!!!

Now, because summers get crazy and the school year is even crazier, she didn't get much of a chance to work on it.  That's why it took her until this summer to get it finished.  But I'm so proud of her.  She did the quilting and even the hand-sewn binding.  I guess it will soon be time for her to start another project... but I bet she never tells her Granny she is bored again ;)

~Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tablecloths to Curtains

We LOVE hearing from our customers - especially when they send us pictures of what they have made!!!

Check out what our friend, Susan, made with our Lakehouse Tablecloths :)
 
And here are her sweet comments:

Hello!

Just sending these photos so that you can see how darling the tablecloth “curtains” turned out in our cabin’s guest room. We bought these from you. They are darling. Thanks for the quick fulfillment of the order and the cute packaging. We’re very happy with our purchase!

If you have made anything with our products and would like to be bragged on, email it to me at jsmisek@homealamode.com.

Happy Sewing! ~Jill

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's Time for Another "Affair"

Once again, the ladies of Home a la mode loaded up the trailer (a day early this time;)) and headed up north to the Tulsa Expo Center.  Being that this is one of the hottest shows we do, we were praying for cooler weather.  But as you all know, cooler weather in the south during the summer only comes with a rain storm.  So, we got a little wet unloading, but at least we didn't sweat as bad (see, there is an upside to everything).


If you are in the Tulsa area, or are just looking for an excuse for an impromptu road trip, head on out to the Affair of the Heart show.  Tell us that you read about it on this blog post for a special prize :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

A quick, little 4th of July Bunting

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this adorable idea on Pinterest and decided to re-create for the upcoming Independence Day celebration!  It was tucked away in the back of my mind, but when I ran across the flags in the Dollar Section at Target, the idea was born.

Supplies:
  1. Cut the flags off the sticks to a uniform size - mine ended up being 4" x 6".
  2. Apply Wonder Under to the flags.
  3. Cut burlap to desired size - mine are 7" x 7" square.  If you need tips on how to cut burlap straight, check out our tutorial.
  4. Iron the flags onto your burlap squares and stitch around the edges to secure.  Make sure you leave enough room at the top of the square to add the ric rac.
  5. Stitch the ric rac to the top of the squares.  I left about 12 inches of "tail" on both ends so that I can hang however and wherever I want.
And voila, you are done and ready to hang!  Here's wishing you and yours a blessed holiday - and prayers to all the wonderful servicemen and women who help provide the independence and freedom we live under.
 ~Blessings!

Friday, June 20, 2014

An "Affair" Texas-Style

Many of you have met us along our journey with the Affair of the Heart shows in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.  Well, the amazing people of Affair of the Heart decided to take that wonderful tradition south of the border (well, the Texas/Oklahoma border that is).  

We have arrived, set up, and the doors are open!  Come out to the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio this weekend and visit us - we are in Booth #266-269.
Karen will be doing her demo of the AWESOME Quilter's Grid, we have more fabric than ever, and all 50 states in our Hand Embroidered State Towel collection. 

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