Recycling Fabric Scraps into a Picnic Cloth Simple sewing and quilt patterns turn fabric scraps into outdoor material. By Robbie Grant July/August 1983 Tweet By using fabric scraps, the author avoided wasteful paper and uncomfortable vinyl alike. This tablecloth cost him just 78 cents. PHOTO: FRANK GRANT Content Tools Print Email wasn'townneededrunnerstillbenches! Tweet Related Content Share your thoughts. Share alison green 6/4/2011 11:48:27 PM My family goes through a lot of jeans and after they have been mended and mended they are too ratty to give away so I have been cutting them in strips and weaving them into rugs, mats and table runners, but I still have many left. Your quilted picnic cloth beautiful and looks sturdy. I'm going to try that next. Thanks for sharing your idea.