Sewing & Quilting Blog

Ideas and inspiration from artist & fabric designer Tara Reed

Participating in my first Quilt-Along

Participating in my first Quilt-Along

My first foray into quilting was in the early 90's (yep - I'm dating myself!) It was before the internet and when I was just out of college. First job. Then baby. Then quilts! Quilting was a solo hobby for me. I'd go to the fabric store, decide...

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IKEA HACK – DIY Sewing Room Cutting Table

IKEA HACK – DIY Sewing Room Cutting Table

When I was creating my sewing room (I've decided to call it a "Sewing Annex" because it sounds a bit more posh, don't you think??) I wanted a cutting table that was a good height (so my lower back doesn't start complaining) and has lots of storage....

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TUTORIAL – Cute Little Round Fabric Bowl

TUTORIAL – Cute Little Round Fabric Bowl

Want to make cute round bowls from fabric? These are great to store your odds and ends - from sewing to hair to paper clips, everything looks better in something homemade!I found the instructions for these on aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com where they...

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Open Wide Zipper Bags

Open Wide Zipper Bags

Tired of zipper bags you can't find things in because they won't open wide enough? This OPEN WIDE bag fixes that!   I've become quite zipper bag obsessed and these are perfect for travel or just organizing the bits and pieces of your life.I...

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Quick & Easy Cord Keeper Tutorial

Quick & Easy Cord Keeper Tutorial

Say goodbye to tangled cords and your fabric scrap stash by making these quick and easy wraps!   Whenever I travel I get so frustrated when I can't find my headset, my charger cords or when I find them and they are like a tangled puzzle. I...

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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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