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August 23, 2019
A perfect picnic quilt is made of a simple quilt design from Quilt Social

Here we are at our final day of 5 Days to a fabulous picnic set.

Our baskets are full to the brim with a beautiful reversible tablecloth, double-sided cloth napkins, reversible fabric bowl covers and even a bottle of wine in its own cozy.

A variety of products from UNIQUE, Heirloom, Fairfield, Gütermann, SULKY and SCHMETZ have helped us create our fabulous picnic set. Fabric from the April Showersfabric collection has given our projects such a fresh and cheerful appearance.

No picnic is complete without a soft and cozy blanket so today we’ll finish off by making a ...

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August 22, 2019
Keeping the wine cool at the picinic with UNIQUE quilting therm fleece from Quilt Social

Yesterday I had so much fun making a set of charming reversible fabric bowl covers to go with my new picnic set. Using UNIQUE and Heirloom notions, SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread sure makes sewing and quilting easy.

Today I’ll add another great item to the basket as I create a wine cozy to keep my beverage chilled. Once again I’ll be using fabric from the April Showers collection by Northcott.

Let’s get to it.


A wine cozy is today’s addition to the picnic set.




  • 1 fat quarter each of two different fabrics, April ...

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August 21, 2019
What it takes to make the best reversible fabric bowl covers from Quilt Social

It’s day three of five days to a fabulous picnic set. In yesterday’s post, I had a wonderful time making a set of double sided fabric napkins. Today I’ll be making reversible fabric bowl covers.

Many traditional picnic foods need to be served in a bowl. Potato salad, coleslaw, chips and dip are just a few of the foods that add to the pleasure of eating outdoors.

The challenge of serving a meal outdoors is how to protect the food from dust, leaves and flying things between servings. In the past, we would have covered the food ...

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August 20, 2019
Sewing double sided fabric napkins for a fabulous picnic set from Quilt Social

Welcome back to day two of 5 days to a fabulous picnic set.

In yesterday’s post, I had a wonderful time making a reversible weighted tablecloth. Today I’ll continue to fill my picnic basket with supplies as I make a set of double-sided fabric napkins using notions from Heirloom, SCHMETZ needles, Sulky threads, Gütermann threads and fabrics from the April showers collection by Northcott.

I’m excited so let’s get to work.


The picnic basket is starting to fill.


materials (set of four napkins)


  • 1¼ yds each of two different fabrics; April Showers  22595-61 and 22591-61 ...

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August 19, 2019
5 days to sewing and quilting a fabulous picnic set from Quilt Social

There’s nothing quite like a picnic to bring family and friends together. No matter the weather, food always seems to tastes better and the conversation is easy. With a basket full of supplies simply add your favorite foods and you’re ready to head out for a relaxing adventure.

My picnic basket was used for my wedding pictures (with champagne of course) and has taken my family to countless places over the years. I think it’s time to give it a fresh new look.

Over the next five days, I’ll show you how to use a variety ...

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