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Nursery bedding & Gifts for Isabel

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Toddler Size Crib Blanket & Pillow

Created in this Craftsy Course

Sew Little: Nursery Design taught by Vanessa Wilson

Vanessa Wilson shows you how to make adorable items for the nursery, including a changing pad, rocking chair cushions and window coverings.

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky, Cute
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What materials did you use? One of my oldest & dearest friends is expecting her first child, a girl, in October. She liked the print and colors of a set she'd seen made from these fabrics but wanted different pieces and more customization for her nursery.

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What are you most proud of? I made a baby blanket! I've never made any kind of quilt or bedding before, so I'm thrilled that the result is something I can be proud of, even as a first time out. I'm also very happy with the pattern matching on the top front and side of the bench cushion. Perfect! It wasn't easy, as this fabric is printed oddly - off-center motifs made it quite a challenge to match patterns and have seams placed where I wanted them.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun and enjoy the process. Creating a nursery was one of the most special projects I've ever worked on. Vanessa's class was a great idea source and project inspiration. PS: Minky is very stretchy...I pulled it taut on the felt of a billiard table, pinned the heck of to it to the quilt top, and it's still too large! Live and learn.

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Hi Jill, I usually cut my fabric the same size as the cushion, but it all depended on your cushion. If it's a firm foam you don't want it too tight so I add about 1/4 inch all round . If it's feather or Dacron I will cut the same size as the cushion so by the time you have taken turnings it will end up 1" smaller than the cushion, but it will make it puff up lovely. So you have cut your cushion and your box border, to that you have already put on your zip, usually in the middle( I usually just measure the side I want the zip in and add 2 1/2 each side and that's how big my opening is) you have 1 long strip one end is your zip the other end is plain. Fold the zip end in half to find the centre point of the zip and notch top and bottom. Your cushion top, get the side the zip is going fold in half to find mid point and notch, do same for bottom these notches MUST match when you sew it all together. Now walk your boarder on your cushion make sure you remember to do your seam allowance

10/25/2013 Flag

Sew your piping under the fabric, piping on teeth side then face cloth face down on piping this will stop your fabric gathering. Good luck I'm on face book under Purdy Garcia if you want to message me or you get stuck when your sewing, and it really isn't a problem giving you info. :0)

10/25/2013 Flag

thank you again! i don't go on facebook much, but if i do i have a feeling it will be to look for you! LOL I'm jill straw there, too. You have really been so generous... thank you.

10/31/2013 Flag

hi purdy! i did it! i finished the outdoor boxed zipper cushion and it came out FANTASTIC! thank you soo much for your tips and guidance... i referred to this conversation several times and I am so much happier with the results. I'll be posting pics under my projects page soon; but I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help. hope all is well! :) Jill

02/10/2014 Flag

hi purdy! i did it! i finished the outdoor boxed zipper cushion and it came out FANTASTIC! thank you soo much for your tips and guidance... i referred to this conversation several times and I am so much happier with the results. I'll be posting pics under my projects page soon; but I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help. hope all is well! :) Jill

02/10/2014 Flag

I'm soo please. Easy once you know how. Can't wait to see it. There's no stopping you now, everyone is going to have a box cushion! Hope you're all ok and keeping safe and warm in all this horrid weather that's hitting you at the moment. Best wishes:0) purdy

02/14/2014 Flag

They are beautiful . I gave you a 5 ***** . because I would love to have that set as a gift myself. very nice!

02/19/2015 Flag

Oh my!! Thank you so much for your kind words! The baby is now almost 1-1/2 and it turns out her favorite 'security blanket' is the small orange pillow with piping, lol! She has it with her all the time. ah...kids! I hope you do receive a gift like this; it was challenging at times, but so enjoyable and fun to make. Good luck, and best wishes to you!

02/19/2015 Flag