Ink & Arrow Fabrics ~ Whip It Up!

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Happy Friday!  I am so excited to finally share a big secret project I’ve been working on in the studio.  A few weeks ago Sew Mama Sew gave me the opportunity to sew with a new fabric line called Whip It Up from Ink & Arrow Fabrics as part of a kitchen sewing challenge.  I’ve been showing little hints on IG on what I’ve been working on but today you get to see it all!

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Aren’t these patterns and colors the cutest?!  Once I had the fabric in my hands I kept thinking of retro-vintage kitchen decor.  The blends of black, white, orange, yellow, and aqua are casual and fun.  There are salt and pepper shakers, utensils, phrases with kitchen instruments, and more.  So after sketching and getting ideas I went decided to create a simple tea and biscuit setting.

2016-04-19 12.50.22My vintage teapot has it’s own built in warmer. In between the trivet I added a layer of insul-fleece that holds the warmth from the teapot.  Half circles budding open around the sides create a little lilypad!

2016-04-19 12.51.01I used the salt and pepper fabric in orange with the black and white utensils to make simple napkins with a fold-over binding.  These are very easy to make and wash well too.

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What is a tea without a biscuit or other sweet treat?  I used Insul-Fleece again to make this simple fabric box.  It is literally a large square that has the sides pinched and sewn.  I’ve seen versions of this with ties twisted on top, but I stitched about 1 1/2″ down from top to secure.

And the scones? Oh yeah, these have been a treat in our house for years. We usually add chocolate chips, but you can easily add other things as well.  I did not create this recipe, but if you want to try it out here it is:  Petite Vanilla Scones .  I have even substituted vanilla yogurt for the sour cream with great results!

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The mug rug came last to sew up.  It’s about 10″ x 12″ finished and has enough room for a cup and saucer, napkin and a scone!  The tea bag and tab accent was made using wonder under and hand stitching the string.   Now I’m all done and ready to enjoy some quiet scones and tea before the kiddos come home!

Thanks for visiting today! A big thank you to Sew Mama Sew and Ink & Arrow Fabric for the opportunity to sew up something fun with Whip It Up.  Be sure to visit the blogs below to see what they created with their Whip It Up Fabrics.  Use the hashtag #whipitupchallenge  to see what these great bloggers have created too!

Ink and Arrow Fabrics provided the fabric for the Whip It Up Challenge. All thoughts, reviews, and creations in this post are my own.

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Comments

  1. Haven’t been to the site in a while and thought I’d stop by. I really liked this post, particularly the insulated box for scones. My only gripe – you never made me scones!

    I’ll definitely be by more often!

    OK.

    Ian

  2. I adore all the items you created for the challenge. The mug rig is my favorite with the little appliqué on it.

  3. This is an adorable set! I love the trivet for the tea pot.

    • Coleen says:

      I don’t see the pattern for the teapot trivet.

      • Coleen, there is no pattern as I made it up as I went along. I basically used a dinner plate (10″ or so) for the center and a cup for the half circles. The half circles were were stitched along the perimeter of the larger circle. I made a “sandwich” of the top and bottom dinner plate right sides together and left a few inches for turning. After I turned it out I gave it a good press and topstitched around the larger circle to finish it off and close the turning area. Depending on how it’s ironed, the half circles can look like mine or you can spray starch it and iron them flat. 🙂 Hope this helps!

    • Thank you Dena. I appreciate it!

  4. I’d love to sit at that table and have tea and scones with you. It looks so inviting!

    • Thank you Bethany! My 3 boys ate all the scones (like they normally do) but I try to hide one for myself!

  5. Lovely set you have created! My mom has the same teapot! I especially like the applique teabags!

    • Thanks Paige! My dad has one as well, but won’t part with it, LOL. The local antique store has a huge collection of this print and I was so happy to find one for myself. 🙂

  6. So cute! My mom has the same teapot. I miss it.
    Love the placemats with the tea bag too