15 Minute Summer Picnic Blanket

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

With these warmer temps we’re finally having, I am dying to get out and visit some of our local parks and lakes! We have so many fun places around here in East Tennessee – there is always some place new to explore!

I’ve been wanting to create a blanket we can keep in the car for impromptu picnics – something that we can easily roll up but that is easy to keep clean too! I’m so excited with how this 15 Minute Summer Picnic Blanket turned out!

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

This is seriously so easy! It’s made with two tablecloths – one that is a fun cotton in a summery print, and the other is a waterproof tablecloth that will keep everything nice and dry!

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

The blanket has two twill ribbon straps so it can be rolled up and tied and it will stay nice and tidy – and it’s easy to carry too!

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

Here’s what you need to make your own 15 Minute DIY Picnic Blanket:

  • 1 cotton tablecloth – mine is 48 x 60
  • 1 vinyl or waterproof tablecloth – the same size as the cotton tablecloth
  • 3 yards of twill ribbon
  • thread to match your tablecloth

Begin by cutting your twill ribbon in half. You’ll have two pieces that are 1 1/2 yards each. Fold each piece of twill in half.

Lay the vinyl tablecloth wrong side up and lay the cotton tablecloth right side up on top of it, lining up all the edges. On one short side of the tablecloths, measure 24″ from each end and tuck the folded edge of the twill ribbon between the two cloths.

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

Pin the two cloths together so they don’t shift as you sew.

Sew around all four sides of the cloths, backstitching over the two places where the twill ribbon is.

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

And that is all there is to it! Soooo easy and fun right?

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

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Now you can head out for a picnic or day at the park!

15 Minute Picnic Blanket tutorial made from 2 tablecloths, one that is cotton and soft and the other that is waterproof!! Get the tutorial on { lilluna.com }

I’d love to see any photos if you make up a picnic blanket of your own!

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This is seriously genius, Bev!! I love that one side is cotton and soft and the other side is waterproof!

AMAZING!

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Hi! I love sharing projects, ideas and tutorials over at my blog, Flamingo Toes. You can find jewelry, sewing, embroidery and other random crafty things, as well as the occasional photo bombing cat.
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  1. 1

    A great idea and beautiful. Thank you.

  2. 2

    This looks great and would come in handy! I love the fabric choice.
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  3. 4

    now I’m dreaming of a lazy summer picnic! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this afternoon that links to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=82874
    –Anne

  4. 5
    Carol Woodard :

    Thanks for posting your picnic table cloth idea!!!!! Brilliant! Very easy,fun and washable.