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!
Love this! This would make such a great Christmas present. :) I love the variety of fabrics out today–so many amazing options. Thanks for this tutorial, Bev! :)
Bev, this is absolutely adorable! I have a friend I simply must make this set for. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity with all of us!
Betty Fisher says
How cute, perfect for a gift
Love, love, love!!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=84999 –Anne
Thank you so much Anne! I really appreciate it!
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
This is just about the cutest thing EVER!!! Now you just need a real life matching camper to go with it. ;)
This is such a great project and tutorial! I can’t wait to make it, but am having a difficult time finding the red fat stack. Any suggestions where to purchase?
Hi Sue! I’m so glad you like it!
I found some of the fabrics at fabric.com – http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2.aspx?Source=Header&SearchText=ooh+la+la+riley+blake&CategoryID=1d5f47dc-9991-4088-93f3-26a376046a5e
and you can find them on Etsy as well: http://www.etsy.com/search?q=Ooh+la+la+fabric+riley+blake
It is just now being released so I’m sure it will be in more online shops soon as well. I hope that helps! :)
wow, beyond adorable, and certainly not to be used I hope after all that work! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
Super cute! Found your blog through the link up, and can’t wait to look around :)
Sadie Seasongoods says
ADORABLE! I hope that the vintage camper look never goes out of style. :) Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- we always appreciate it!
That’s really cute, and unique fabric! Thanks for linking up this awesome craft with the Best of the Blogosphere link up! We will have a new post up tomorrow, and would love to see you back!
Alli @ Tornadough Alli says
This is so stinking awesome! The camper is seriously great!! I want these. Than you for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday we hope to see you again this week!
These turned out so cute! What a great gift for Christmas. Thanks for sharing on THis is How We Roll linky party!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Happy Nov. Bev, Adorable project & fabrics. Thanks or sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
Linda Bick says
Hello, I am making two pot holders now. I am in the sandwich phase and it seems way too thick. My batting is thin but with all the layers I’m afraid I won’t be able to bend these to remove pans from the oven. Am I missing something? BTW, these are so cute!