Project Design Team Wednesday~ Seaside and Chevron Picnic Quilt

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a Hand-tied Picnic Beach Quilt using a simple patchwork of Riley Blake's new Seaside Collection for the quilt top and their Yellow Chevron Laminate Fabric for the back. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Now let's get started!!  

What you'll need : :
  • 24 - fabric squares of Seaside Measuring 11.5"
  • 2 - fabric strips of a Seaside print measuring 4.5" x 44"
  • 2 - yards of Yellow Chevron Laminate Fabric
  • 1 - skein of matching floss or twine (source) for hand-tying
  • white thread
  • Sewing pins and basting pins
  • Sharp scissors and/or a rotary cutter/mat set   
Cut Fabrics

Sewing the Seaside Quilt Top : :

1. pin two 11.5" squares together with right sides facing, securing with a couple of pins on one side 2. repeat with all 24 squares until you have a stack of 12

Steps 1 & 2
3. sew squares together on one side, keeping a 1/4" seam allowance, removing pins as you go 4. snip connecting threads with scissors to separate, press the seams open
Steps 3 & 4

5. pin two of your panel of two squares together with right sides facing, securing with a couple of pins on one side 6. repeat with all 12 panels of two until you have 6 panels of 4 squares, press as you go

Steps 5 & 6

7. repeat by sewing your panels of 4 squares together to make 3 panels of 8 squares, then continue to sew the quilt top together until all 24 squares are sewn together (the finished quilt top will be 4 squares wide, 6 squares long)

Steps 7 & 8

8. press seams open 9. add one border strip of fabric measuring 4.5" x 44" to both ends

Steps 8 & 9

Sewing the Quilt Top to the Chevron Laminate : :

10. with right sides facing, pin the finished Seaside Quilt Top to the piece of Chevron Laminate. Sew the top piece to the back with a 1/2-inch seam allowance around all four sides, leaving a 10-inch gap at the bottom edge. Back stitch at the beginning and end of this seam. This opening is for turning out the quilt

Right Sides Facing
11. snip off the corners and turn the blanket right sides out making sure to poke the corners out. 12. Press the quilt well and pin along all four edges, pinning the opening closed. Top stitch around the entire blanket a 1/4" from the outer edge, back stitching at the beginning and end of the seam
My creation
* NOTE * When you top stitch, have the laminate side facing up.
My Helper
Your Finished Quilt will measure 42" x 72"
Seaside & Chevron Laminate

Hand Tying the Quilt : :

Seaside Patchwork
twine for hand-tying

13. Use a length of twine or floss measuring 4", thread through a sharp needle (there is no need to knot the end). At each place on the quilt top where fabric are sewn together, push need through the quilt top, making sure it goes through both the Seaside top and bottom Chevron layer of the quilt, bring back up through the top leaving a little stitch. Tie each stitch tightly with a square knot (a square knot is a simple double knot), trim threads to be about an inch in length. Repeat throughout the quilt.


Voila! Your Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt is finished!!

Seaside & Chevron Laminate 
Hand-tied Picnic Quilt

Now you're ready for those fun Summer picnics and trips to the beach!

Seaside & Chevron Picnic Quilt Tutorial

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Design Team Project!!! I'll be back soon with a new one! Be sure to let me know if you give this one a go!!  Maureen

Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. What a beautiful quilt. Right size for a picnic. colors are perfect for the seaside.
    by Mary Mac
    July 04th, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
  2. I love this project, is it ok to machine wash this?
    by Mary
    July 04th, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
  3. Love this multi-purpose quilt! Beautiful colors! How clever to choose a laminate backing!!
    by kitty
    July 04th, 2012 at 3:19 p.m.
  4. How can you press this with the laminate? Doesn't it melt? Please reply to Thanks!
    by Jeannie
    July 04th, 2012 at 3:32 p.m.
  5. I like it!, Anna :)
    by Anna Maria Quagliero
    July 05th, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
  6. I want one just like it!
    by Alice
    July 05th, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
  7. Such a neat idea. I actually bought some of that fabric line today.
    by Carrie P.
    July 05th, 2012 at 4:12 p.m.
  8. I like it, perfect for a day in the park, and at the beach too. I love the colors and the prints, thank you for sharing. God bless you
    by Patricia Renderos
    July 05th, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.
  9. This is so gorgeous and practical! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing.
    by Karen
    July 06th, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
  10. Jeannie, Great question!! Laminate Fabric is not able to go into the washing machine. It is recommended to use a spray cleaner on the laminate side and I plan to spot clean and air dry the quilted cotton side. You also can only iron the non-coated side, so I made sure that there weren't any wrinkled before sewing my quilt together. I haven't had any problem with wrinkles at all! I will be sure to keep this quilt folded nicely when it isn't being used! Email me anytime at --
    by Maureen Cracknell
    July 06th, 2012 at 3:34 p.m.
  11. Lovely quilt and great tutorial!!!! I´m going to make a picnic quilt for myself soon! Thanks Maureen, I love your blog!
    by Lavinia
    July 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.
  12. I fell in love with this the moment I saw it. I just bought fabric to make 2 of them for my 2 nieces that just had babies. This is perfect for when they take the babies outside anywhere. Now no one will have a damp tushie !!!
    by Rena Patterson
    July 21st, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

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