Sewing & Quilting Blog

Ideas and inspiration from artist & fabric designer Tara Reed

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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FREE Hanukkah Table Runner Pattern

FREE Hanukkah Table Runner Pattern

Next summer I have a Hanukkah themed fabric line, "Festival of Lights", coming out with Riley Blake designs. I'm so excited about the initial response we got at the fall Quilt Market that I started playing with some patterns so I'll be ready to...

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FREE Christmas Table Runner Pattern – Santa's Belt

FREE Christmas Table Runner Pattern – Santa's Belt

Looking for a quick and fun Christmas decoration that makes a big impact on your table or in your home?    The Santa's Belt Table Runner is quick and easy to make and the pattern is FREE! You begin by creating 3 simple horizontal bands. Then...

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Sew Your Own Furniture Movers for Wood Floors!

Sew Your Own Furniture Movers for Wood Floors!

 When we finished a BIG kitchen remodel - a down-to-the-studs big remodel - the last thing we had done was painting.  What started out as painting the kitchen turned into "oh, let's do the dining room, living room and entry too!" (You know how that...

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Let's talk about Seam Rippers…

Let's talk about Seam Rippers…

When I began designing fabric for Riley Blake Designs and was gearing up to have space in their booth for the fall Quilt Market in Houston I had a lot to re-learn! Thankfully sewing and quilting is like riding a bike, you might wobble at first but...

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Houston Quilt Market – October 2019

Houston Quilt Market – October 2019

The International Quilt Market held in Houston, Texas each October is the pinnacle wholesale trade show of the year for the quilting and sewing industry. Fabric companies, sewing machine manufacturers, pattern makers, notion vendors and more...

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My Journey with Fabric…

My Journey with Fabric…

My history with fabric is long and reminds me a little of walking a labyrinth.  If you aren't familiar, it's a path, usually circular, that loops around on itself. It's a wonderful analogy about how "what goes around, comes around". There are often...

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