Playing with new fabrics is one of my favorite things ever! I had so much fun putting this Vintage Camper Kitchen Set together with this new Ooh La La fabric from Riley Blake Designs!
I have such a weakness for vintage campers so when I saw these darling french style fabrics I knew they’d be perfect for a cute retro kitchen set – complete with a little vintage camper all decked out little a retro food truck.
This line is perfect for all sorts of projects – but especially kitchen things – with the silverware and the Bon Appetit and the cute colors. It was designed by Jo Packham – here’s just a little bit about her from Riley Blake: “Jo Packham has been in the publishing industry for more than 30 years during which time she has authored, compiled, or packaged more than 1,000 titles. In partnership with Stampington & Co., Jo publishes the bestselling magazines Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Create Business.”
This is Jo’s first fabric line and I am so excited to be able to work with these cute new fabrics!
Here’s what you’ll need for the set:
- Ooh La La fat quarter set
- Trims for decoration of camper and dishtowel
- batting – 1/4 yard
- Insul-Fleece – 1/4 yard
- fusible webbing
- stitch stabilizer
- Dishtowel fabric – 28″
- Linen for binding or something similar – 3″ x 1 1/4 yards cut on the bias
- Retro Camper pattern (from the Retro Camper Hoop Art)
For the front panel of the potholder, cut 2 of fabric, 2 of batting, and 1 of insul-fleece – 8″ wide by 7 1/2″ tall.
For the back panel cut 2 of fabric, 2 of batting and 1 of insul-fleece – 8″ wide by 9 1/2″ tall.
Choose fabrics for your camper. Cut out the pieces a little larger than the camper pieces and iron fusible webbing to the wrong side.
Iron the camper pieces to the front panel of the fabric, except for the door pieces. Place your stitch stabilizer behind the fabric panel. Zig zag around the camper, wheel and window.
Sew your ribbon trim in place, then fuse the door over it. Zigzag the door in place.
Sew a little lace bunting along the top of the camper.
Make a sandwich of the front panel of the fabric, a piece of batting, a piece of insul-fleece, another piece of batting and a piece of fabric. Pin the fabrics together. Sew around the camper and wheel to quilt the pieces together.
Use a bowl or something similar to cut the bottom edges of the panel in curves.
Cut a 3″ x 8″ piece of bias linen. Press it in half, long ways. Line the raw edges up with the top of the panel on the back side. Sew the binding to the panel with a 3/8″ seam. Wrap the binding around to the front of the panel and sew it down along the folded edge. Trim up any edges/batting.
Make a sandwich of the back panel pieces just like you did with the front. Quilt the pieces together any way you’d like – I did a criss-cross pattern. Trim up the sides and cut the corners in the same curves.
Lay the front panel on the back panel and line up the bottom edges and sides. Sew the binding around the panels, just like you did with the top edge of the front panel. If you need help with piecing together the bias binding, you can check this post.
The coordinating dishtowel is super fun too!
For the dishtowel cut out:
From toweling fabric: 28″ of length
Fabrics for ruffle: 3 1/2″ x 44″, 2 1/2″ x 44″ – piece the fabrics if necessary
I drew out the crossed silverware design from one of the prints onto the dishtowel.
Stitch out the design with free motion stitching. Use a piece of stitch stabilizer behind the towel to make sure the stitching lays flat.
Hem the sides and bottom of each of the ruffle fabrics and sew gathering stitches to the top. Overlap the ruffles so that the short ruffle is on top. Sew the ruffles to the bottom edge of the towel.
Sew a row of trim just above the ruffles. Hem the other end of the dishtowel.
And that’s it! You’ve got some cute new things for your kitchen!
You can find Ooh La La at your local quilt or online shops. You’ll want to check out the other colorways too – it comes in black and turquoise too!