DIY: Crib Skirt & Mini Quilt

I hope you all had a great long weekend and filled up on some delicious thanksgiving dinner! I know I did.. it's amazing I have that much room in there for food ;)

I wanted to share some of the "nesting" going on around here. My sister was in town visiting these last few weeks and has been helping me with some sewing projects (Thanks, Mich!). I'm getting more confident with my pink, little sewing machine and can even get by on my own lately.

First up, my crib skirt and a cute little mini quilt:

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The crib skirt I managed to tackle on my own referencing a few different tutorials and pretty much hodge-podging it together.
Basically, it's a simple as:
- measure length/width of crib sides (I didn't do the back since it's against the wall).
- cut three pieces of fabric (add extra for seam allowance)
- hem edges
- sew ribbons to top to tie to crib springs.

There is a great no-sew tutorial via Young House Love that uses velcro instead of ribbon, this was a great reference to get me started.

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With the ribbons at the top I can adjust the length of the skirt when we lower the mattress of the crib. It was super simple to make although, I must admit, it was time consuming. It took me way longer than expected to cut/hem to make sure all the edges were straight. But, I'm super happy with how it turned out and I only wanted to throw my sewing machine across the room once or twice ;) Success in my books.

Next project was a mini quilt. Michelle and I made it together, but in reality I have no idea how to make a quilt so she did most of the dirty work. I did what I was told - pinned and ironed and sewed. So no tutorial here mainly because I don't think I can remember how to do it! woops.

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It's cute and baby approved:

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I've got a few other nesting projects to share and as you can see the nursery is coming together! We are definitely ready to put a baby in there but not quite finished decorating in my books... does it ever really end??

UPDATE: Click here to see the completed nursery!

Christine

21 comments:

  1. Loving the look of the nursery!! Those fabrics are all so beautiful! :) You are officially the last lady on my baby watch....

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  2. Look at you go! Great job on the sewing. They turned out so pretty! And no, the decorating never ends... it just slows down to a crawl once the baby arrives, lol.

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  3. Thanks, fellow mamas...

    @ Jen, I can only imagine how it will slow down... I'll do my best to get everything done before munchkin arrives!

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  4. Wow! Great job...I love the fabrics you chose, and the quilt is adorable! Making a comfy home for that little one, that's for sure.

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  5. This looks fantastic! I msut share this with my sister who is due in December!

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  6. Great job! Do you know the manufacturer/name of the teardrop fabric? It's fantastic.

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  7. Hey, whose cute baby is that? Oh yeah, she's mine:) We miss you!

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  8. I see an Etsy shop in your maternity leave future ;) haha... nicely done!

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  9. Fabulous job! Love all the colours and patterns mixed together!

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  10. I LOVE your fabric choices!!! I eyed that raindrop one many times but couldn't break out of my Joel Dewberry theme :) But I do love it. I can't wait to see the whole nursery!

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  11. Aaah....love this Christine. You're such a talented lady ;)

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  12. looks amazing Christine!! love it already!! :) I pinned you to my pinterest :)

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  13. i adore!! the fabrics are perfect~ so fantastic!! and love your crib too~

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  14. Christine, that raindrop crib skirt just KILLS me!!! It is beyond cute! Such great colours!

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  15. I can't believe you made this! It looks so great and I love the colours!

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  16. I'm so glad you guys like :)

    @Jocelyne - all the fabrics are from the Tula Pink, Prince Charming collection in the honey colour. I bought mine here:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74282446/prince-charming-by-tula-pink-fat-quarter

    Hope that helps!

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  17. Oh its so gorgeous - I cant believe you are nearly there - Its gone so quickly! xx

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  18. Wow! You're so great...love this! The colors are perfection. Almost time for babyyy!

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  19. It's gorgeous, you did a fabulous job!

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