If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s picnic season. As soon as it’s warm enough, my family prefers all our meals outside. These days – with two small children – our picnics aren’t quite as leisurely as they once were, but we do enjoy ourselves.
Does your family have a favorite picnic blanket for summer meals al fresco? We do – a plaid sheet from the 70s (in brown and orange, no less!) – but we might be due for an upgrade. If you’re in the same boat, liven up your summer outings with this set of punchy little picnic sayings. Designed by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive, the Good Eats embroidery design collection packs a definite superhero vibe. How cute would these look on a hand-sewn lunch bag, cooler bag or picnic backpack?
In the meantime, the Instant Picnic Quilt Kit (above) is the perfect canvas for these colorful sayings. Created with high-quality Cotton + Steel fabrics, the kit includes all the fabric yardage (including the backing) you need plus the embroidery designs, which come in two sizes. After the embroidery is done, the quilt comes together quickly: large-scale squares are pieced together, the quilt is tied, and the binding is created by turning the excess backing to the front to cover the raw edges. Stitch up this quilt in an afternoon or two, then enjoy an heirloom piece for years to come. Whether you find yourself picnicking in an idyllic orchard or a city park, enjoy, friends!
IF you’re looking for something even easier, check out the Migration Quilt Kit. Seen in Sew It All 10, it doesn’t come easier. This handy kit contains fabric, instructions and all the fabric needed for the top and binding, backing strips, plus D-rings for a traveling closure.
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