I published a tutorial a month ago on how to turn fitted crib sheets into quilts. I had been approached by people interested in having a very coordinated baby quilt to baby sheet option, and it worked out surprisingly well: there is a lot of fabric in a fitted crib sheet. Since then, I have purchased several sets of pretty cute fitted crib sheets with the intention of whipping up quick baby quilts to list for sale in my Etsy store. Yesterday afternoon, I decided to see how long it would take.
2.5 hours from start to finish. Not too shabby!
This quilt is made from Circo 100% cotton, 200 thread count sheets. The top is the Snoozin Safari sheet and the back is the grey dot sheet. I picked up both from Target for $9.99 each. I bound the quilt with 3/8 yard of a Kona solid (Titanium, I believe), I used Quilter’s Dream Green batting, and 50wt Aurifil white for the quilting.
Quilt Size Statistics
- After Quilting and Binding: 44 3/8-inches by 47 1/2-inches
- After First Wash: 42 1/2-inches by 44 inches (~7% shrinkage)
I quilted an all over swirling and overlapping loop pattern on my long arm. It went surprisingly quickly; I think I am really getting used to the long arm.
If you are ever in need of a super fast baby quilt, I highly recommend going to take a look at fitted crib sheets in a local store. Especially if you have a friend who has registered for specific crib sheets / theme… you might just be a rock star for making such a super coordinated (albeit easy) quilt!