Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: DIY Waterproof Picnic Quilt

7.07.2014

DIY Waterproof Picnic Quilt

We are outside multiple times a day. Sometimes the grass is a little bit damp, so I made a picnic quilt with a waterproof back. I used two floral prints that I've had in my stash or a long time. I used the triangle method and made a herringbone pattern. I LOVE herringbone. I do not love quilting though.
I used a vinyl tablecloth as the quilt back because it's cheap and it's waterproof. The tablecloth is kind of a bad quality and won't last forever, but it'll do for awhile. I haven't washed it yet so hopefully it can stand up to being washed.
I used two floral fabrics that I've had in my stash for years, a black and white and a blue and ivory. They are okay together, not great. I didn't want to buy any fabric for this quilt, and luckily, I had just enough to make it. You can see my impatience while quilting because there's tucks and gathers all around the binding. Quilting requires too much perfection for me.
Heather

4 comments:

  1. I hear you, quilting is truly an art and it is way too much precision for me to handle! This is a fabulous idea though- a great way to use up that stuff that's been lingering in the stash way to long. The vinyl back is brilliant.

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  2. I, like you, do not love quilting. But that fabric is so pretty together! And yea for keeping dry while you are outside!

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  3. Oh, I feel the same about quilting, but it is always so great to see a finished quilting project (even when is far from perfection as mine usually are).

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  4. It looks better than any quilting that I would attempt, great job!
    Great idea lining with a table cloth, I think I may try a simpler approach; a sheet and table cloth. Hmm, maybe even a shower curtain. Thanks for the inspiration Heather!

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