I am thinking ahead and want to put together a picnic basket, for outings I want to take with my hubby this summer. In the basket to go along with the traditional plates/cups/silverware and the like; I want to make my own picnic blanket. I want it to look like a checkered tablecloth - this site has. So off to my favorite site to search for patterns. Not only did I find an easy pattern for a checkered blanket, I found some really cute place mats that I may have to make and add to the basket as well!! Once I get my Christmas gifts done I am going to get started on this project!!!