My sister-in-law and her cousin (does that make her my cousin-in-law?) commissioned me to make a quick baby quilt from fitted crib sheets for a close friend. They are all close due to their relationships with their fur babies (dogs).
I used the same Circo 100% cotton sheet for the front and back, and in 2 hours I had a completed (and unwashed) 42.5-inch by 47.5-inch quilt bound using Kona Snow.
After washing… everything was fine. It was when I pulled the quilt out of my dryer that I noticed this:
What a bummer! There were spots on both sides of the binding all the way around the quilt. I took a tooth brush and some watered down liquid detergent (I use Tide Free & Gentle), and they thankfully came out. I washed the quilt again and this time let it lay flat to dry. I think that the color was rubbed onto the binding while it was in my dryer.
After the wash(es), the quilt finished at 41.5-inches wide by 44.25-inches long (~7% shrinkage). I used Quilters Dream Green batting.
I used 50wt Aurifil 2021 (Natural White) in a swirling, meandering loop, which I hope doesn’t detract from the super cute pups too much.
The sheets themselves came in super cute velcro pouches, which were also gifted along with the quilt.
These fitted crib sheet quilts can be a fast and fun make!
Linking up to Finish it Friday @crazy mom quilts.
18 thoughts on “Doggie Baby Quilt”
That fabric is brilliant! Love it!
Love it! A super cute quilt. The meandering stitching doesn’t distract from the pups at all.
Love this fabric(/sheets)! And the convenient pouches. Makes your job even easier!
My dog park friends would love this fabric. You really get to know people in your neighborhood when you are a daily dog walker.
Your whole cloth quilts always have me thinking about how much fun it would be to make one myself. The print is super cute and the quilting look beautiful. Glad you were able to get the marks off the binding. The white really suits!
bummer about the binding! Do you use color catchers when you wash?
I really like the contrast of the navy and white. I’ve had trouble with color transfer happening because wet fabrics were touching before. I’m so glad you were able to get the color off. Very pretty!
that is adorable. I wonder where they found the sheets at?
It is an adorable quilt. Excellent tip on using the toothbrush and detergent to get out the stain. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!
It looks great! So glad you were able to clean up the binding. I probably would have cut it off and added a different one. But I really like how the Kona snow frames it. And I don’t think the quilting is distracting at all. The first thing I noticed was the cute doggies.
oh, phew the blue came out! A tiny bit of Dawn on a baby tooth brush got out some stains on one of the ties Matt got from grandpa. So is this quilt for a baby or a dog?
Field Trips in Fiber has a great tutorial on her blog about how to wash a quilt to stabilize the colors – particularly the blues and reds. I’ve done it twice for two different blue quilts. Now I am confident that those can be machine washed and dried with no dyes running.
Looks good! I was going to ask if you used colour catchers too, I find them helpful. I haven’t done a whole cloth quilt yet, but I had a pretty purple batik baking spread out on my floor this morning and I was thinking that it would make a great one.
How adorable! I think the loops are the perfect compliment to the fabric. Oh, the blue on the white – that is my worst nightmare come true!! SO glad you were able to get it off! I just washed Jason’s quilt and the backing is blue, it has a lot of white in it and I kept thinking about you and your tooth brush! Thankfully, it didn’t bleed! I might have cried 😉
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest, I am sure your quilts will be well loved! I adore that fabric. And the quilting! I must say I have some pieces of fabric that I am tempted to just use on their own, that I think, oh it is a shame to cut it up! Now you’ve inspired me to just go at it and quilt it up. Have to learn to do a little more than the straight lines on the quilt though first! Great work, I wish I could do such neat binding like you. At least you persevered with the ink stains, I had a hand quilted quilt where the red leaked throughout the white, well it was not so obvious where to start, so it just stayed. I will forever be frustrated about it though! Will you be pre-washing your fabrics now?
The baby quilt is so simple and cute, I love the doggie print. I am glad that the blue came off of the binding.
Very cute fabric, and sounds a perfect choice for this commission. Nasty moment with the binding, I’ve had some of those before on a couple of quilts and it’s no fun, so glad it came clean.