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 much more special.

The gnomes are like family: we all have the uncle who can’t untangle the lights or the cousin who wants to figure out what is in the wrapped packages, unwilling to wait until Christmas morning. The mom or aunt who needs her coffee to keep up with the holiday happenings and the person who just wants to eat the cookies and drink Santa’s milk.

May they feel like familiar friends to you as well and bring some fun and whimsey to your Christmas!

family photo at Christmas
goofy family photo at Christmas
Gnome Christmas Flannel Fabric - Sneak Peek from Tara Reed

Watch the video to see the fabrics and a few upcoming projects 

Project Sneak Peek!

Here are some of the projects I’ll be sharing once the fabric ships in October 2020 through the fall to help you find lots of ways to use your Bee’s Life fabric!

Gnome Christmas Flannel Fabric - Sneak Peek from Tara Reed
Gnome Christmas Flannel Fabric - Sneak Peek from Tara Reed
Gnome Christmas table runner
Gnome Christmas table runner

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the fun gnomes on their way for Christmas 2021! I’m excited to see what you create!

🎅🏻 Tara Reed

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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 sew the pieces together, add a back, quilt and bind it and you’re all set!

I decided to create mine with quilting cotton instead of using more texture and adding fur or metallics because I plan on using it on the table on Christmas Eve and don’t want my plates and platters tipping over.  If you want to use yours as more of a decoration, like I’ve shown to the left on a sofa table, getting more creative with your fabrics and textures can be a lot of fun!

The basic directions are below. If you’d prefer a printable pdf to have by your side, that includes cutting layouts on the fabric, just enter your name and email address to get your copy.

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Time to Create Your Santa’s Belt Table Runner

Block 1: block 1 is a horizontal piece of RED fabric – 6 1/2” w x 54 1/2” long. Block 2: block is the belt block and put together in 3 steps:

Step 1: Assemble the belt buckle

SEW yellow “E” pieces to either side of black “D”. PRESS seams towards black.

SEW yellow “F” pieces to top and bottom of “E-D-E” PRESS seams towards black.

Step 2: Assemble the belt sides.

SEW red “B” pieces to top and bottom of black “C” piece. Do two sets for each side of the buckle.

PRESS seams towards black.

Block 3: SEW red “G” pieces to top and bottom of white “H” piece. PRESS seams open.
SEW the three block strips together as shown. ADD batting, backing and quilt as desired. BIND and have a very Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

– Tara Reed