Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Picnic Ideas

Those inexpensive vinyl tablecloths are good for more than just picnics-they make great material for pillows that are easy to clean.

To make one, cut two squares in desired dimensions from a patterned tablecloth,adding 1/2 inch to each side. Right sides facing,stitch pieces together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave one side open for batting or pillow insert. Turn right side out,then stuff. Stitch opening closed
Pocket Knives and More- Keep silverware and napkins in one place for picnics and other meals on the go. Oilcloth is the ideal material for this pocket project;it won't fray,plus it can be wiped clean easily. Start with a 9x10 rectangle in your favorite pattern. Fold in half vertically.Make a slightly diagonal slit,about 3 inches long, just above the midway point. Stitch the long side and bottom closed,about 1/8 inch from the edge. Leave the top open for napkins, and use the front pocket for utensils

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