I was able to get back to sewing the Tuesday after I returned from QuiltCon, and I dove right into a stack of quilts I had ready to be quilted and finished. The first quilt I completed was the fitted crib sheet quilt.
I trimmed down each sheet to 40 inches wide by 50 inches long and added a simple kona border in coordinating colors to each side. Using Aurifil #2024 (white) for the top and Aurifil #2000 (light sand) in the bobbin, I quilted a simple and quick meandering double loop pattern in an all over design across the quilt. I chose to use different colors in the top and bobbin on this quilt because the color variation was very subtle and it allowed the quilting to really blend into each sheet / side nicely.
I was worried that the sheets and kona borders would not shrink the same amount in the wash, and as you can see in the photos below there is a bit of extra waviness in the borders of the quilt straight out of the dryer. However, with just a bit of gentle folding (I literally just folded the quilt up and then flattened it back out), the extra give in the quilting of the sheets relaxed a bit and the quilt squared up nicely.
Quilt Size Statistics
- Flimsy Finish: 45.5 inches wide by 55.5 inches long
- After First Wash: 42 inches wide by 51 inches long
Quilt Making Statistics
- Design and Piecing the Top: 2 hours
- Quilting: 2 hours
- Binding: 1 hour
- Total time: 5 hours
I believe that now that I know how much material is in a crib sheet that I could create a whole cloth baby quilt using crib sheets and an all over quilting pattern in just a few hours.
This was a pretty exciting quilt finish for me. I was contacted by people who I do not know through my Etsy shop, and it was a pleasure creating this quilt for them.
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24 thoughts on “Completed Crib Sheet Quilt”
These turned out absolutely adorable, Yvonne!! What a great idea for a quick baby gift! The quilting looks great! Looks like you are really settling in with your long arm 🙂
Yay for a finish! Using a crib sheet to coordinate with the bedding is a great idea – I’m so glad it worked out for you!
Congratulations on a fabulous fast finish for this commission quilt, Yvonne! I love the loopy quilting. And the Kona borders look great, too. Nicely done!
Fantastic to get a commission through your shop! I love the pop the Kona borders give it and the quilting is lovely and perfect for this project.
These turned out so cute! And a very good ‘tool’ to have in your arsenal – I can see making these for people I like, but not enough to piece a whole baby quilt. 😀 Or am I the only one who ranks quilt recipients?
Yes Yes yes YES yes yes yes!! LOL
Great use of a crib sheet!
This looks amazing. I love how reversible it is. You did a great job lining up the top and bottom.
They came out wonderfully! I’m starting to track time on my newest starts and I find it’s really beneficial so far and I can see referencing those numbers to estimate future projects. Thanks so much for continuing to share the detailed measurements (pre and post wash) and your time tracking.
Terri, me, too!! I’m so grateful for Yvonne’s inspiration about tracking all the “stats” around the creation of the quilt. Not only does it give me a better understanding of how long it takes, but it also helps me gauge future projects, AND helps me feel a bit better about progress even on weeks when I don’t feel like I get much sewing time in. When I see that I actually did do 3 hours worth of quilting, it helps me settled my brain a bit. Thanks, Yvonne!!
Looks great – very clever use of crib sheets! Good job getting the front and the back to align so perfectly.
Very cute and creative. Just curious – what kind of batting did you use?
Great question; I never think to mention that, do I? I use Quilter’s Dream Green 90% of the time, and I used it for this quilt, too.
those look great, I love the pop of color for the borders.
I love this! If you are going to make some more of these blankets that haven’t been commissioned, be sure to label them as both crib and toddler blankets/sets. I wasn’t sure you would know that both beds use the same mattress, with typical crib sheets fitting just a bit snugger than toddler sheets. You might get people looking for new bedding for toddlers. 🙂
I would love to do this for my next baby shower gift! It’s a sure mama-pleaser. As much as I am obsessed with quilts, I recognize that not all of my friends and family are. This is sure to make them happy though because it’s using a sheet from a line of bedding fabric that they’ve already chosen and adore enough to make their nursery theme. Thank you for this idea, Yvonne!
Cuuute! Great idea and great fabric choices!
This is such a fabulous idea. I wonder if prewashing the kona and sheet would prevent the waviness. Not sure its worth it though – its pretty flat already!
Very cute Yvonne!
Oh I love that crinkle look! Such a cute idea and a commission great work 🙂
This is SUCH a great idea!! Seriously, like, brilliant! (pardon the valley girl speak, there). I’m with all of the above commentors about keeping this idea in my back pocket for future baby quilts. I absolutely know what Sarah means about “ranking” quilt recipients, and Stephanie’s comment about not everyone being wild about quilts holds true, too. Between the time it takes, the simple elegance, the flexibility of style, and the adorable outcome, this project is a win on all counts.
I admit that as I was reading this, I was scrolling through baby-quilt-recipients-to-be (is that clear as mud? aka the people in my life who are having babies soon and for whom I’d like to make quilts), and sadly not any of them fall into the “not worthy of a pieced quilt” or “don’t really like quilts” categories, so I don’t think I’ll be able to employ this method yet. BUT. Maybe I’ll make one for my own baby since with 3 other baby quilts on my agenda, on top of other projects, I’m not sure my babe will get one before he turns 5.
It’s good to catch up on your blog. 🙂
These turned out beautifully, really elegant, and I can imagine them in a very chic nursery room!
This is so neat and I really… like really love the ‘sheet’ pattern and it makes a super cute and yummy cuddly quilt! (definitely boosts you up when you’re recognized by just your talent and work! You deserve it!)
Had to come check this out after reviewing your tutorial on using a fitted sheet. I love how it turned out and I’ll be ‘borrowing’ the quilting design for a current project 😀