Windproof Picnic Quilt

Raise your hand if while on your summer picnics you put pairs of shoes on the corners of the blanket to keep it from blowing away?   Yep, you do it too, huh?   Well here is a simple idea using grommets and golf tees to keep your blanket in place.   No more wind blown picnic blankets.   This idea will be sure to keep your blanket on the ground where in belong.

picnic quilt


grommet plier kit

golf tees

old quilt or blanket

small zippered bag

O-ring that pulls apart

1. If you purchase the Grommet Plier Kit #1P from Dritz it comes with four 3/8” grommets in the package so you don’t have to purchase anything else.   It retails for $29.99 at Joann Fabrics but I purchased it half off (of course).   grommet plier kit

2. Find an old quilt or thin blanket.   I prefer a quilt because it is cotton and cool against the skin during hot summer days.   I had an old king size quilt that was on our master bed about 8 years ago.   Shabby Chic floral was in back then, I promise.

outdoor quilted blanket

3.   The back of the grommet kit gives perfect instructions on how to attach the grommets.   Attach the grommets on all four corners.

Front side of grommet

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Back side of pressed grommet

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4.   Lay out your blanket and grab four golf tees.   The grommet holes are the perfect size to hold the golf tees in place.   Push the tees through the grommet holes and into the ground.

picnic quilt

Now your blanket won’t blow all over the place while you create fun summer picnic memories with your kids.   I also attached a small mesh bag with an O-ring onto one of the corners to store the tees in when not in use.

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Happy Picnicking to your family this summer.

picnic quilt

This post was originally posted in Positively Splendid’s Summer Survival Guide series.   Go check out all the other wonderful ideas.

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