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Free Shipping for Treadle-Sewn Goods

We now ship our treadle-sewn goods free anywhere in the United States. This includes our popular Granny’s Clothespin Bags, Super-Tuff Firewood Carriers, Triple-Pocket Aprons and all of our quilted patchwork items. We also have a host of bright and cheery colors in stock of our patchwork potholders and place mats. […]

Homestead-Sewn Super Sale thru Dec. 10

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — and fall and winter — here as we prepare for our first-ever holiday sale of quality treadle-sewn products. Here is your opportunity to gift your family and friends with a homemade gift that will surely be used and treasured for years. And […]

Well WaterBoy at the Topeka Mother Earth News Fair

We are excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be exhibiting Well WaterBoy Products at a Mother Earth News Fair.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a WaterBuck Pump or any of our other products up close, now is your chance. The fair will be at […]

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Not Made in China

A popular commercial slogan when I was growing up in the 1960s was Zenith’s “quality goes in before the name goes on.” Incidentally, we had only one TV all the years of my childhood, a tubeless black-and-white Zenith. Back then, we took for granted that first-rate products always would be […]

Clothesline Season is Here

Hooray for springtime — a season of carefree clothes-drying in the Ozarks. I actually dry clothes outside all year, but by mid-March no longer have to worry about sleet covering the wash. And what a winter it has been. Many times, I made a 50-yard dash to snatch the laundry […]

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1909 tips for drying clothes outdoors

Why do movie producers allocate mountains of money to depicting the teeniest details, over-the-top costumes, heart-pounding special effects and lavish scenery, yet fail to get it right when showing a routine task such as hand-washing clothes? In a recent popular thriller, two women scrubbed a mass of clothes in a […]