A dear friend of ours made a bed for my sweet niece. I was given the honor of painting it and making doll bedding. I am by no means an expert seamstress, far from it actually, but I thought I’d share what I learned along the way. My niece’s nursery bedding is yellow and gray, so I wanted the doll bedding to coordinate. I LOVE picking out fabric. It always amazes me that I can be so drawn to something as mundane as fabric, but I am. What can I say? I’m a designer at heart. I found the fabric for this project at Hobby Lobby. I used this blogpost to help me get started.
-6 coordinating fabrics- 1/8 yard each
-Solid cotton fabric (sheet, mattress, dust ruffle, pillows)- 2 yards
-Coordinating fabric for back of quilt and dust ruffle- 1 yard
-Fabric for pillows- 1/2 yard
Time– 12 hours (I started at 10 AM and ended at 10 PM, but I’m an amateur)
First, cut out your quilt squares. I cut a 3 inch strip out of each of the fabrics using a rotary cutter and a mat. I then cut every 3 inches along the length of this strip, which gave me 3″ x 3″ squares. You will need 9 or 10 squares from each of the 6 different patterns. Lay your squares out in your desired pattern, mine is pictured below. I have a son who just turned 3 two weeks ago. If you are also working around a toddler, BEWARE! He messed with my pattern quite a few times and it was a puzzle getting back together. Luckily, my 7 year old daughter was happy to help me put it back together. This project was definitely a family affair.
I pinned together a row of fabric