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Ideas and inspiration from artist & fabric designer Tara Reed

Gnome for Christmas Fabric Collection – Sneak Peek!

Gnome for Christmas Fabric Collection – Sneak Peek!

For me, Christmas has always been a time of gathering, celebrations and silliness.  Coming from a family that scattered to the corners of the United States, Christmas is often the event that brings us all physically together, which makes it that...

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Let Freedom Soar fabric collection – sneak peek!

Let Freedom Soar fabric collection – sneak peek!

The Let Freedom Soar Collection includes 8 Prints and a Quilt PanelPatriotic art and fabric can hold so many meanings depending on who is looking at it or in this case, sewing or quilting with it. It might be a way to honor the military with a...

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Who wants to make an oversized flower pincushion?

Who wants to make an oversized flower pincushion?

I have an obsession with pincushions... I'm not the only one, right?  Every time I have a new fabric line coming out I start thinking about what the perfect pincushion would be. For my Bee's Life collection I came up with 2 ideas: a flower or a...

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How to Create Pillow Covers with a Snap Closure

How to Create Pillow Covers with a Snap Closure

Want to upgrade your home decor without breaking the bank? Pillow covers are a great way to go!  If you create covers for existing pillows you can make them for seasons, holidays or just because without needing an entire closet to store them. ...

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Free Pattern: Make Your Own Jewish Kippah / Yamulke

Free Pattern: Make Your Own Jewish Kippah / Yamulke

In Judaism, what is the difference between a kippah and a yarmulke? Kippah is the Hebrew word and yarmulke is the Yiddish word for a skullcap. Kippah is the more universal term as most Jews do not speak Yiddish.While it can be a lot of fun to...

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The Ins & Outs of Making Your Own Beeswax Wraps

The Ins & Outs of Making Your Own Beeswax Wraps

DIY Beeswax Wraps - they are in my Pinterest and Instagram feeds. I have seen them in stores so naturally, when my Bee's Life fabric collection was coming out I had to learn more and give them a try! Beeswax wraps have been around for decades and...

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Bee’s Life Fabric – The Farmers Market bag – DIY

Bee’s Life Fabric – The Farmers Market bag – DIY

I love everything about fabric design!  From coming up with the ideas to painting the imagery and putting it all together. One thing that is truly inspiring is seeing and sharing the projects others make using my fabrics.  I'm completely enamoured...

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13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for things to make and sew for holiday gift giving? Here's a roundup of 13 ideas to get you started!Make your own Hot Pads (with Pockets!) Pattern and instructions from Ameronnie designs > Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote Detailed...

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