Sewing & Quilting Blog

Ideas and inspiration from artist & fabric designer Tara Reed

Adorable Basket Apron from Homestead Life Fabric

Adorable Basket Apron from Homestead Life Fabric

I love everything about creating fabric - including seeing what others choose to make with it when it's out in the world! Today I wanted to share a peek at the adorable and functional Basket Apron Kreative Kymona created with the wheat patterns....

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3 Ways to use the Homestead Life Placemat Panel

3 Ways to use the Homestead Life Placemat Panel

Looking for multiple ways to use the Homestead Life Placemat Panels? Here are links to my blog posts with detailed directions.Create coordinating placemats to mix and match with the designs from the Placemat PanelsThe Placemat Panel is great to use...

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Homestead Life Fabric Placemat panel

Homestead Life Fabric Placemat panel

Want to make fun, farm-themed placemats without a lot of fabric piecing or fuss? Homestead Life Fabric placemat panel to the rescue! With six designs all laid out for you in an 11" h x 18" wide format you simply add the batting, backing and binding...

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FREE PATTERN – How to Make a Bowl Cozy

FREE PATTERN – How to Make a Bowl Cozy

Bowl cozies are THE BEST! They are great for both hot or cold foods so if you want to enjoy a hot bowl of soup or protect your hands from a cold bowl of ice cream, this is for you! Not only do they protect your hands and furniture but they double...

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COLOR TRENDS: 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

COLOR TRENDS: 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influences artists, designers, manufacturers and purchasing decisions across a wide array of products including fashion, home furnishings, graphic design and yes - FABRIC.  This year Pantone has...

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Homestead Life Fabric introduction

Homestead Life Fabric introduction

I'm excited to introduce you to my first fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs - Homestead Life.   This collection of quilting fabric features 15 designs including 4 patterns in multiple colorways and a panel with six placemat layouts. (I'll...

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Santa's Belt Coffee Cozy – FREE PATTERN

Santa's Belt Coffee Cozy – FREE PATTERN

Looking for a quick and easy Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers and more? Look no further! These cute coffee cozies that look like Santa's belt are easy to make and so versatile to use for gift giving, no matter your budget!Get...

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