I know I may be a little off-season with this post but the bay area has been experiencing some global warming this November with many warm & sunny days, so I thought this picnic blanket craft was appropriate.
Cut 10- 30" x 12" pieces of different lightweight cotton fabric prints.
Cut 1- 60" x 60" piece of heavy cotton fabric.
Cut 4- 60" long pieces of double-fold bias tape.
Cut 2- 35" long pieces of double fold bias tape.
Sew the top patchwork pieces together with 1/4" seam allowance by making 2 rows of 5 and then sewing the two rows together.
Lay the bottom heavy weight fabric face down. Lay the top patchwork piece on top, face up. Pin around the edges and top stitch 1/4" from the edge around all 4 sides.
Pin each of the 60" pieces of bias tape to each side and top stitch into place.
8" from any side attach the ties by top stitching them one on top of the other to attach them to the bias tape edge of the blanket.
Roll the blanket up and tie.