Project: Lightning Fast Waterproof Picnic Blanket

For the end of the year BBQ and raffle at the school, we are each responsible for bringing something that corresponds to a theme. For our room, the theme is “sports” so our basket is all outdoor/sports things. I signed up to bring a “Picnic Blanket” and I was excited to make a version of one I had seen online.
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The water proof side is actually a table cloth. The other side is fabric and both are available at JoAnn Fabrics.
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Lightning Fast Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Supplies:

  •  vinyl tablecloth (shown here Summer Inspirations 52″ x 52″ Vinyl with flannel backing)
  •  corresponding fabric as big as the tablecloth ( shown here 54 x 54 ) (This could be a GREAT stash buster!)
  • thread

Tools:

  • scissors
  • sewing machine

Directions:
Piece together your fabric to make a square big enough to cover the tablecloth. Most of the bright fun fabric is 45″ wide and that includes the selvedges. Taking seam allowances into account, you will need a strip 54″ x 11″ to add to any new fresh-off-the-bolt fabric you are using.
Press your square.
Pin it to the table cloth RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Sew around 4 corners and 3 sides, leaving the middle of one side open. Trim the corners off the fabric. (if the table cloth had rounded corners like mine did.)
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Turn the case right sides out, fold down the seam allowances on the open part, and top stitch that closed.
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Voila!

Now, run it over to school and get it into the raffle package for Room 9.
Happy start of summer to you all!

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