Picnic Essentials - 2 in 1 Tablecloth
Project by Michelle Roberts AKA Creative Blonde
Follow my tutorial to make your very own 2 in 1 tablecloth. This table cloth is perfect for a picnic bench cloth and as a picnic blanket.
To create this napkins I'm using the brand new collection British Waterways designed by Sarah Payne.
Be sure to check out my 3 in 1 Napkin tutorial, which can also be used for a cutlery wrap and placemat.
To make this tablecloth, cut four green squares measuring 9 ½”, six kingfisher squares measuring the same and six flower squares (I centralised the kingfisher in the centre of the square)
Making a total of 16 squares (finished tablecloth measure 36” square)
Begin sewing the squares together using ¼” seam allowance, as shown below.
Once you have four rows, sew the rows together, nesting the seams as you go.
Cut a piece of Hobbs white bleached batting measuring 38” x 38”
( this is perfect when working with white fabric).
I used Island batik ‘Snow’ fabric for the backing (38” x 38”).
Sandwich the wadding between the top and backing piece of fabric.
Quilt using your preferred method.
Cut 4 strips from the green fabric, each measuring 1 ¼” x 40”
Join each strip together to make your binding.
Sew with RST the binding strip and the edge of the quilt.
Press over ¼” of the raw edge, and hand sew to the reverse of the cloth.
Your tablecloth/picnic blanket is picnic ready.
Written by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.