Thursday, May 29, 2008

Crib Sheet Tutorial


I've made lots of baby quilts as gifts, and while I always ask about color schemes/themes before I start making them I sometimes wonder in the back of mind if the quilt is just going to sit unused in a closet somewhere because it doesn't really go with anything else in the nursery. I recently wrote a fitted crib sheet tutorial for Kathy Miller's blog. I made 5 practice sheets before I got it just right, but the whole process made me realize how simple these things are to whip up (you can make one in an evening--you know, after the kids are in bed at 9 o'clock, and before you fall into bed yourself at midnight).
And it pretty much answers the question of whether or not the quilt will match--because you can make sure it does!

21 comments:

Rosa said...

Ingenious! But I hope you will eventually share how you made the dust ruffle. I'll need to know by October . . . you have time ;)

Melissa said...

What a cute crib! I love that dust ruffle - I agree with Rosa, you need to explain how you made that, tho I don't think I'll be needing one anytime soon. ;-)

DeeJay said...

Have to print! Have to print! Have to print!


THANK YOU!!

joyce said...

wow! that's all i could say...

Saren F said...

Oh My Gosh! I have always wanted to make my own sheets. Now that most of my kids are out of cribs & toddler beds I'm a bit bummed, but I have one more still in a crib. I still have a chance!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!

Saren

greetingarts said...

Fabulous, thank you! You make it look so easy and do-able. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tine said...

Oh this is wonderful! I'll be making some of these for the little one :-)

Marcia said...

I love to make baby things. Thanks for such a great tutorial. The pics are great. It would be a perfect gift.

Rouxhauser said...

I've made crib sheets out of really soft polar fleece. So snuggly!

Shannon said...

What a great idea:) Cant wait to give this a try.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've always wanted to make flannel crib sheets for these cold midwestern winters, and now I can!

bec said...

thank you! I was just going to wing it, but now i found yours, i don't have to. thanks for winging it for me :)

Junie Moon said...

What a great idea for making baby shower gifts (since I'm past baby-making days). Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

This is so great - and now that I'm expecting I'll have to learn how to make them myself. Thanks for the tutorial. I'd also like to second Rosa's comment on the dust ruffle!

Mel said...

Perfect timing! I was going to wing it, too. I like the french seam, and casing.

Rae said...

Hi Joanna! Long time no see online (:

Love this new tutorial! You have been doing such awesome stuff for MM.

casserole said...

Great tutorial! I posted a link on Craft Gossip Sewing:

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-fitted-crib-sheets/2009/09/03/

--Anne

kimber p said...

I just found out I'm going to be a Nana and my DIL and I were wanting to make the crib sheets..thanks for helping with this by giving us the instructions! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a question that may be obvious . . . when you press under 3/4 inch, and then 1/4 inch, are you folding in such a way that the folded under part now looks like 1/2 an inch? (Meaning, after you press the 3/4 inch, you then tuck the raw edge back under the fold 1/4 inch?)

amanda said...

Thannk you so much!!!! This was a great fast project, that finnished of my quilt beautifully!



anonymous,
You are correct that is what idid and it worked.

Caitlin said...

Hi! I found your tutorial when I Googled "crib sheet tutorial", and I just wanted to say that its awesome! Your instructions make it like 'crib sheets for dummies' :) I just made my first one and it turned out perfect, and it only took about an hour! Thanks so much!