I married into a Jewish family in my 40s. Growing up I had played the Dreidel game and heard the story of Hanukkah at school but it wasn’t until I experienced Hanukkah first hand that I had a full appreciation for the holiday.
I love the focus on spending time with family and the tradition of lighting the candles on the Menorah – symbolizing the oil that should have lasted only a day, lasting for 8 nights. The simple colors and intricate patterns speak to me as an artist.
I am excited to share the “Festival of Lights” fabric collection and hope that the patterns and imagery capture the spirit of Hanukkah for you and your family as well.
Watch the video to see the fabrics, upcoming projects and a few shenanigans at the end!
Prints Included in the Collection
With 8 prints and a table runner panel this is a versatile collection of prints for all your Hanukkah sewing!
Projects, Patterns & Where to Find the Fabric
Find out where to buy the fabric, patterns and see what free projects I’ve added to my blog > Click Here to Visit the Festival of Lights Fabric Page >
Here are some of the projects I’ll be sharing once the fabric ships in July 2020 through the fall to help you find lots of ways to use your Festival of Lights fabric!
Hanukkah Menorah and Dreidel Throw
The pattern for this 40 x 60″ throw will be available when the Festival of Lights fabric has shipped!
I hope you enjoyed this preview of Hanukkah things to come – I’m excited to see what you create!
The new line is beautiful. I just married into a Jewish family this past summer and am looking forward to making some Hanukkah items to decorate with.
Thank you! I’m excited to be able to use my fabric for our family celebrations as well! I’m a “Christmas girl” and my husband is Jewish – a few times they overlap and then I’ve done the tree in blue, white and silver – has been beautiful and a fun combination of color and themes.
GREAT job Tara! Such a natural in front of the camera. Can’t wait for your patterns on the hot cozies and drawstring bags.
Gerri – thank you for the compliment and you are in luck on the hot cozies! The pattern is available now, I shared it when my Homestead Life fabric launched, you can find it here > http://tarareed.com/bowl-cozy-pattern/ You will need to wait a little bit for the bags. 🙂
Hi Tara. Your fabric is lovely. I tried to create a pinterest board for Hanukkah to share with my daughter who converted but it wouldn’t save. All the little “Pinterest” icons on the photos are black instead of red. I even tried to click on your Pinterest link on the left of the page. Have you had this problem before or do you think it’s on my end? I’ve been saving things all morning 🙂 without any problem. By the way, I LOVE all the projects you’ve created with your fabric and can’t wait to see this in my local quilt shop. <3
Liz – It shouldn’t be happening – I emailed you to get more details so I can troubleshoot.
I’m hoping I will be able to find this fabric. I really want to make the quilt!
When is this fabric going to be in quilt shops? And is there any listing of which shops will be carrying it?
Judi – it is in stores now! I created a list of places with the info I know – it is in now way everything but it’s a start! http://tarareed.com/fabric/festival-of-lights-fabric/#fabric-finder
Would love to see what you create! Tara
Where can I purchase/download the festival of lights menorah throw quilt Pattern?
You can find and purchase it in my “Sew with Tara Reed” Etsy shop here > https://etsy.me/2ZPwGlR
You could try it with one layer of batting but I don’t think the bowl will hold it’s shape as well, it won’t be as sturdy or as heat resistant. It’s bulkier to sew with two layers but I think it’s worth it.