In this toddler bedding tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a fitted knit sheet, pillowcase and a quilt cover, using these wonderful bright prints from the Marine Too Organic Fabric Collection by Dan Stiles for Birch Fabrics! It features wave panels and half square triangle fish applique. The toddler bedding tutorial is sized for the IKEA Kritter Toddler Bed Frame, which fits a mattress 27.6″ x 63″; a standard UK single duvet measuring 53″ x 79″ and a standard UK pillow measuring 29″ x 19″.
- 2 yards Organic, KNIT, Marine Too, Waves and Whales
- 1 yard turtle love
- 2 yards whale love
- 2.5 yards mod basics tomato
- 1 yard mod basics white
- 0.5 yards wave patch
- 0.5 yards anchors away
- 0.5 yards sea faring
- 0.5 yards marine too
- FQ Urchin Forest Sunset
- FQ Urchin Forest Daylight
- FQ Mod Solid Teal
- 76″ x 1/4″ Elastic
- optional: Snaps or buttons
Cut 1 rectangle measuring 48cm long by 95cm wide and 1 rectangle measuring 19″ x 31.5″ from Turtle Love.
Fold under 1/2″ along the LEFT hand edge of the smaller rectangle, press, fold under another 1/2″ (to enclose the raw edge) and press again. Top stitch
Turn right sides out, press and insert pillow.
sew the 2 smaller rectangles of mod basics tomato to the top and bottom of the whale love rectangle and then sew the 2 thin, long rectangles of mod basics tomato to each of the sides of the whale love rectangle. Overlock seams, press and set aside.
Cut rectangles measuring 43.5″ x 14″ from: wave patch, anchors away, sea faring, marine too and mod basics white. making sure to leave 1″ gap between the highest and lowest waves on wave patch, so you should have 3 full patches high.
Cut 2 rectangles measuring 8″ x 79″ and 2 rectangles measuring 43.5″ x 8″ from mod basics orange.
To make the fish applique strips, cut out 3 x 6″ squares from: mod basics tomato, mod basics solid teal, urchin forest sunset, urchin forest daylight. Cut each square in half to create half square triangles. Press under 1/2″ seam allowance, trim excess and topstitch in place referencing photo below.
Trim the bottom of the wave patch to leave a 1″ wave border. Use this to cut the bottom edge of one of the rectangles of mod basics tomato, the top edge of the other rectangle of mod basics tomato, two rectangles of mod basics white and the bottom edges of anchors away and marine too.
Continue to layer and top stitch the strips in the following order: mod basics white/fish applique; anchors away; seafaring; mod basics white/fish applique. Finishing by layering the final mod basics tomato rectangle ON TOP of the marine too strip.
Place the front and back of duvet cover, right sides together. 8″ from the right hand side sew in fron the bottom edge at an angle, turn and then sew all the way around the duvet cover until you get back to the bottom of the duvet cover, sew along 8″ and then turn and sew back to the bottom edge.
For a really simple look, you could create the front of the quilt cover by repeating the instructions for the back of the cover, showcasing a different print! To make a more traditional quilt, follow the steps for the quilt cover until the end of Step 11. Put the two sides of the quilt right sides together. Add a layer of batting on top and sew all the way around leaving a gap for turning. Turn right sides out and sew the gap shut. Quilt as desired.