I just recently finished the crib bedding set for our little bundle of joy due in November! I decided to make my own after looking around in some stores and not really seeing anything that I really liked.
Since I'm going for a more vintage look in the nursery, I didn't want a super bright, in your face type of bedding. I wanted more of a natural, and calming colors type bedding set. So this is what I came up with:
I wasn't really planning on making the bedding gender neutral, but when I saw the fabric for the baby quilt, I fell in love! So basically, that was the first fabric I bought and then matched everything else around that.
All of my fabrics came from Jo-Ann's and I'm happy to say that I used a coupon for every single cut of fabric that I needed. You can always find coupons online that you can print off. I do have to mention that I didn't buy all the fabric in one trip (obviously) since I wanted to use coupons on everything. But it worked out nice since I only worked on one part at a time anyway.
I followed tutorials that I found online for everything except the crib skirt, which I just kind of made up. I may write up a tutorial for the skirt in the near future...it was really really easy!
The baby quilt was my first experience with machine quilting, or any quilting in general. It wasn't too bad, though the back of the quilt is a little...well, not so pretty looking, but it's just the back right? :-) Oh, I also want to mention that I didn't sew all the little squares together for the top-I found the fabric just like that at Jo-Ann's! Isn't it adorable? It is soooo soft and cozy! :)
In case any of you are thinking about making a crib set, here are links to the tutorials that I (kind of) followed for my set:
Baby quilt: Diary of a Quilter There is a list of tutorials that take you through the entire quilting process from piecing together to quilting to binding. This is a great resource for a beginner quilter like myself :)
Crib bumpers: Sew Dang Cute Crafts I didn't follow this exactly since I used one fabric instead of individual squares, but overall it's the same concept.
Crib sheets: luvinthemommyhood Seriously, this is SO easy. If you need crib sheets you should really make your own, you will be surprised at how simple it is, and how quick, especially if you own a serger. :)
Crib skirt: I made this up on my own. :-) Tutorial coming soon!
The nursery is coming along well so far! I've now been working on some diy decorations :-)