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Crib Dust Ruffle

Sew a Crib dust ruffle to dress up the crib and coordinate with other baby items.

Materials Needed

  • 2 3/4 yds of 45" wide accent fabric - This is the visible fabric. Match it to curtains, blankets and room accents.
  • 1 1/2 yards of muslin or platform fabric - This fabric will be under the matress and unseen.
  • Thread


Using the full 45" width of your accent fabric with the selvedges removed, cut 6 16" wide strips.

From muslin or a sheet cut a platform, 29" by 53". Make marks at the half way point of each side.

Using 1/2" seams, join the strips of accent fabric to create a continous piece of fabric with no ends. If you are using a print, be sure to keep the pattern all in one direction.

Hem one edge of the joined strips with a baby hem. Sewing a Baby Hem or Turned Under Hem

Use any of the gathering methods described in How Ruffles Are Gathered & Formed, to gather the raw edge of the accent fabric.

Placing the right side of the accent fabric down on the right side of the platform fabric, gather two sections of the accent fabric to the long sides of the platform and 1 section for the shorter edges of the platform. Use your seams to match up your corners and half way marks on the platform.

Use 1/2" seams to join the platform and ruffle. Zig zag or serge the seam to enclose your raw edges.



If you have made your own quilt, purchase extra fabric for the dust ruffle.

If you are using a purchased quilt, try to pick up a solid color, to compliment the rest of the bedding.

Sew Baby Blankets to Match the Dust Ruffle

Make your own curtains to compliment the dust ruffle.

Coordinate the nursery by sewing Free Baby Patterns and Projects

Visit Quilting At About.com to learn more about making your own baby quilt.

You can find more on dust ruffles and home decorating in Free Sewing Projects For the Home.

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