Happy Camper Quilt or Quilted Tablecloth

I recently “inherited” this tablecloth from my Great Aunt. It’s a simple tablecloth with ric rac trim that she would put out during BBQ’s at their home and on Picnics. Everyone in attendance would sign and she would later embroider each signature. Such a great idea!

It inspired me to make my own version into a quilt. Don’t ya love it! It’s SUPER SIMPLE and will be so fun to have our friends and family sign it when we get together for our Camping Trips.

The Ingredients are simple and so are the Instructions, so let’s go!

1 Jelly Roll

2 Yards of fabric for the front
3 yards of fabric for the back
Jelly Roll Strips and Nine Patch pieces left over are used for the binding


1. Make 40-42 Nine Patch blocks

Making Nine Patch blocks is easy peasy.
a. Cut your Jelly Roll Strips in half.
b. You will need 2 strips of one fabric and 1 strip of a coordinating fabric for each set.
c. Sew strips together as shown below:

d. Cut sewn strips 2 1/2″ wide as shown in photo below:

e. You’ll end up with something like this:

f. Sew 2 1/2″ wide pieces together as shown in photo below:

g. Tah Dah! A Nine Patch block. You’ll need 40-42 blocks.

2. Sew 2 strips of 11 or 12 -Nine Patch blocks each.
3. Sew 2 strips of 9 – Nine Patch blocks

Sew long strip(s) to long sides of front piece first.
Then sew shorter strip(s) to ends of front piece, matching Nine Patch blocks at ends.
(see photo):

Depending on your seams, and the actual length and width of your front piece, will depend whether you use 11 or 12 blocks on each long end. You’ll have to measure and do a little math.

Put top, batting and backing together and quilt as desired {I did a big grid first (to leave room for signing names) and then extra quilting on the borders}.

Use your left over strips and Nine Patch pieces and sew together end to end to create a binding. I usually do a 2 1/4″ binding. But I just left the pieced binding at 2 1/2″ and it turned out rather nicely.

Bind as desired and you’re all done! Enjoy!

1 Quilt or Quilted Tablecloth! Your Choice. Finished size is approx. 54″ x 84″

Happy Camping from Jodi at Pleasant Home!