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Making a Quilted Picnic Bag

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If you and your family like to picnic a lot, it is nice to have a easy to take along bag for your plates and utensils. This project would also make a great gift. This is a page about making a quilted picnic bag.


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By 4 found this helpful
June 3, 2010

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.



  1. Cut one circle 13 inches. I used reversible quilted material.
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  3. Sew 1/2 inch bias tape or seam binding to the circle. Any contrasting color works well.
  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.
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  7. Cut 2 pieces twelve inches high and 22 inches long or as long as 1/2 the diameter of the quilted circle.
  8. 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.
  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 Sandy from San Jose, CA

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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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