Use old towels to make this huge beach blanket. Add a vinyl tablecloth to the back: blocks sand, doubles as tablecloth. Road trip must-have. To be able to machine wash the blanket, I would use Velcro to attach the tablecloth to the towel/blanket.
What a neat display to have in a sewing room. --- Sewing vignette, by Guriana: I agree. This brings to mind the Steam Punk look. An eye pleasing vignette. Don't have an extra room, this would have to go in my bedroom design.