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Combination picnic tote and tablecloth. Rope is run through a circle of gromets in the tablecloth. Food and flower designs are appliqued. Rope can be pulled taut and tablecloth becomes a picnic tote. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 57, 74

Bright vinyl throw and matching tote bag and napkins serve as a picnic set. Estimated cost: $46.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 38, 56

Gala picnic set. Stitch together colorful bandannas and trim with white rickrack to make a cloth for your picnic table, matching napkins, and a convenient tote. Est. cost: $49.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 85, 134

Coordinated barbecue set includes a barbecue apron, table runner, and briquette pail, each with a white hexagon motif. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 95, 148

Picnic tablecloth has elastic corners to keep it attached to table, plus cloth pockets to hold utensils. Est. cost: $22.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 80, 143

Recycled jeans, cut into rectangles, are pieced together into a picnic tablecloth. Jeans pockets, sewn at each place, hold napkins. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 69, 143

Silverware carryall for picnics. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 38, 42

Screen-covered food container keeps bugs away from your picnic lunch.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 28

"Posy" place setting. Flower shapes, cut from colorful poster board and laced together with yarn form pockets to hold picnic plates and utensils. Ladybug and bee shapes are stitched on plastic canvas for napkin rings.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 20, 39

Patriotic picnic caddy with two compartments for napkins, silverware or condiments. Stars and stripes motifs are stitched with plastic raffia on plastic canvas.
CRAFTS Jul 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 64, 37

How to sew a stay-put picnic cloth from two dish towels with a bias tape trim.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 5 1979 (v.92#8) pg. 111, 147

Picnic caddy is made by covering a six-pack cardboard carton with fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 111

Sunny skies picnic blanket. Woven in plaid twill. Warp stripes are analagous hues. Weft stripes follow the same sequence.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 69, 106

Huck embroidered picnic cloth.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 89, 104

Gingham tablecloth, napkins with rings, seat cushions, a quilted bag for wine, two more quilted bags for fruit, 2 pot holders, and a cutting board all fit in a lined basket.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1980 (v.25#1) pg. 138, 160

Thermos bottle carrier is made from old blue jean material.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #81 May-Jun 1983 pg. 203

Convert a placemat into a picnic tote for utensils.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 14, 47

Picnic hamper and table combination fits car trunk.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 132

Build a tailgate party organizer. Contains a compartment for tablewear and utensils and insulated compartments for hot and cold foods. Designed to fit in the back of a station wagon.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 116

Patio cup covers. Metal covers keep coffee hot and bugs out when dining outside.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1966 (v.188#3) pg. 144

Decorative sandbags and string keep table cloths and napkins from blowing away when used outdoors for picnics.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1966 (v.189#1) pg. 164

Spring clothes pins taped to the bottom of a picnic table will keep tablecloth from blowing away.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1976 (v.209#2) pg. 112

Tip: Build an insulated wooden carrying case for transporting hot pies and casseroles.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 142

How to make a drawstring tote bag from two circles of cloth. Tote opens flat to serve as a picnic cloth.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 109

A picnic kit for two. One yard of ripstop nylon makes a tablecloth, tableware bag and carryall pouch.
SUNSET Dec 1978 (v.161#6) pg. 56

Simple barbecue tote holds silverware and utencils for cookouts.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 32