Baby Crib Bedding
Tip: How to Make A Simple Handmade Baby
These Handmade Baby Quilts are simple,
cheap and they are machine washable.
You will need a couple of yards of
soft colorful flannel. Measure your baby crib mattress before you go
to the fabric store or order online. You will find lots of cute baby
patterns to choose from. Also you will need quilt batting. The quilt
batting goes in between the pieces of flannel. You also need matching
yarn and a needle to be able to sew the yarn through the fabric. So
to sum up:
1) Several yards of flannel measure
your crib mattress. You will need enough for the front and back of the
2) Yarn that matches the fabric or
contrasts depending on your color scheme and design.
3) Needle to accommodate the yarn.
Basically to construct the baby quilt,
you measure out the flannel to fit your crib. You need a top and bottom.
Measure out the quilt batting to sandwich in between the two pieces
Take the two pieces of flannel and
measure a half inch all around the edges of both pieces. A simple way
is to measure and iron the edge under. You are turning under the edges
towards the wrong side on all four sides of both pieces.
Now sandwich together the flannel and
batting so the batting is in between the two pieces of flannel, right
sides out. Now you are going to hand stitch all around the edges. Simple
whip stitch is fine, but feel free to experiment. When done, you can
then use the yarn to tie down the batting inside, so it doesn't bunch
up. Just stitch the yarn in then out then cut to length and tie off
at intervals all over the quilt. The Baby Quilt is finished!
Hint: Try creating some yarn tassels
to add to the corners, use creative stitching.