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.