One Hour Retro Potholders With Lace Makes A Nice Change For Your Kitchen

Make These Old Fashioned Potholders With Polka Dot Silverware.

Potholders made with dated prints create a fun retro style. These are sure to get a second glance. Something fun in the kitchen and trendy on your table. Shake off late winter blues and bring in something lighthearted, new and fresh. Make a set of two on a Saturday afternoon ready to use in time for dinner! There’ll be time to squeeze in another two for a gift.

Made using the Verona line from Riley Blake, however the fabric requirements are minimal and you can easily make them from fabrics of a similar color and print to get the same effect. Orange polka dot fabric scraps already at hand and you’re ready to go. Browns and creams with orange print create a retro feel, and the orange silverware completes the theme.

retro style pot holders with orange polka dot silver ware

Sew these up quickly starting with the silverware. Cut out the shapes and iron on with fusible web or spray. Do a simple zig zag stitch to applique. You’ll be using a layer of Insul Brite, so be sure to use a thin batting. When adding the top binding add a layer of ribbon lace for an extra retro old fashioned feel.

The potholder has the usual pocket to quickly slip your hand in to take out hot baking trays from the oven and carry hot dishes to the table. They’re fun to use. The lace adds an extra touch of retro charm, along with cinnamon and bright orange print for the binding.

retro potholders with ribbon lace

Old fashioned kitchens themes are fun for any quilting project. Add scalloped ribbon or a strip of lace to capture the theme. Retro colors can be purples and reds, brown and mustard with tan, and always works well with the addition of orange polka dots!