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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