Quilted Paper Plate Picnic Bag

We picnic a lot. I love to keep this sack full of plates, napkins, wipes, etc. I appreciate having all the items in one place and ready to grab and go.



  • reversible quilted fabric
  • cotton fabric for drawstrings
  • bias tape
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • pins
  • scissors


  1. Cut one circle 13 inches. I used reversible quilted material.
  2. Sew 1/2 inch bias tape or seam binding to the circle. Any contrasting color works well.
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  4. Sew 6 inch tall piece of quilted material to the seam binding and bottom circle. Your piece will now start to look like a tube.
  5. Sew 1/2 inch bias tape or seam binding to the top of the six inches. The same contrasting color will work well.
  6. Cut 2 pieces twelve inches high and 22 inches long or as long as 1/2 the diameter of the quilted circle.
  7. Fold over and you will now have a 6 inch high piece to sew to the seam binding. Sew both pieces making sure there is a 1/2 inch opening between each piece where they meet.
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  9. On the folded edge measure 1 1/4 inches and sew a seam for your drawstring.
  10. Cut two drawstrings 44 inches long and 3/4 inch wide finished.
  11. Draw them through with a safety pin and close.
  12. You are done!

After a picnic, this bag can be washed and "recharged" for your next day in the sun. Enjoy and be sure to apply sunscreen!

By tedebear from San Jose, CA

July 25, 20100 found this helpful

What a nice way to keep paper plates organized! Great idea.

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June 7, 20150 found this helpful

Great way to use up some of that scrap fabric gathering in the corner...

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