Friday, March 13, 2020

Sew Chatty is SEW fun!!! Pillows plus Pillowcases plus a Sassy Sewing Bag

Hi Quilty friends! Today I'm sharing all the fun projects I made with Sew Chatty - a fun and fabulous fabric collection designed by Kelli Fannin for Riley Blake Designs! Kelli has thought of the funniest sewing/ quilting puns - there are sweet ones plus a few sassy ones ;).

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I had sew much fun creating with Sew Chatty that I made multiple projects...I just couldn't pick one :)

Let's Chat about my Sew Chatty Pillows (18" x 18")

At first, I was only going to sew one pillow - but then I couldn't just pick 9 favorite sewing puns so I chose 18 - which was hard to do! I wanted the fussy cut Sew Chatty blocks to be the center of attention so I chose Riley Blake Blossom fabric as my background. I designed the 6" finished block size based on Sew Chatty Pun Grid and that I wanted a 18" pillow - it's my favorite pillow size. PS- Hobbs 18" Pillow Forms are my favorite (here). 

I'm sharing the measurements below (click on image for a larger version)- so you can make Sew Chatty Pillows too! Just sew (9) blocks for each 18" pillow. They are the perfect decoration for your sewing studio!

Would you pick the same 18 Sew Chatty puns that I did???? 
What one is your favorite?


For the backing I chose the Sew Chatty Pun Toss -- it is miniature prints of the larger grid ones. The binding is Riley Blake Basics 1/8" Gray Stripe - it's my "go-to" binding.  I buy my zippers in bulk at Amazon and trim to the size I need (here).

Up next is my Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag ( 9" x 11.25")

For my Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag - I chose the more sassy PG-13 sewing puns.  The striped fabric for the bag bottom is Riley Blake 1/8" stripe in denim - PS this is my favorite size stripe for everythingI buy my zippers in bulk at Amazon and trim to the size I need (here). 

My free zipper pouch tutorial is here - just change the measurements to fit the size of zipper pouch you want to make.  My Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag finishes at 9" x 11.25".

I even machine appliqu├ęd another sewing pun to the backside.

Sew Chatty Pillowcases (set of 2)

Since I love handmade projects all over my home - I thought we needed new pillowcases! I'm not exactly sure how my husband felt about matching Sew Chatty pillowcases, but he didn't seem to mind when our daughter took his ;) LOL. I knew that my daughter and I would be the Sew Chatty Pillowcase twins.

I used the Sew Chatty Pun Toss in Denim plus Riley Blake 1/8" Gray Stripe and Riley Blake Gray Scissors Tone on Tone for the pillowcase cuff. I used the Pillowcase tutorial by Maxie at A Good Quilt. There are also lots of free tutorials online - just choose one with french seams so the inside will be finished.

Sewing with Sew Chatty was so fun and made me giggle at all the sewing/quilting puns! It should be arriving soon (if not already) at your favorite quilt shop!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 


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  1. Thanks for doing this post, Melanie! I love all of your projects! xx

  2. Love the blocks you picked for the sewing bag! LOL!!
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  3. Thanks for doing this post, Melanie! I love all of your projects! These fabrics can be made into pillows or other gifts.
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