First I made a crib skirt out of Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor ZigZag Blue Moon. I chose an indoor/outdoor fabric in part because I was able to find several prints in the same color that I liked, and partly because I figured it would hold up better over time. Another nice bonus was that it was a bit wider than cotton prints (54 inches wide instead of 44 inches wide). When I first got the fabric I was a little nervous because it was stiff and a bit scratchy, but after pre-washing everything, it was much softer and exactly what I wanted.
The crib skirt was a piece of cake. I measured how far away from the ground the crib mattress springs would be when it is in its lower position, and added 2 inches. One inch was for the hem, and one inch was to allow extra to fold over and Velcro to the metal mattress springs. I got some cheap adhesive Velcro at Dollar General, 16" for $1, and it worked great. I also measured how wide the front and sides of the crib were. For the front panel it worked out perfectly from selvedge to selvedge with a couple of inches for overlap on each side. For the sides, it was also perfect if I cut the fabric in half. A nice perk was that since I planned on attaching the front first and wrapping the edges around (which would be hidden by the side panels) I didn’t have to hem the sides so I just left the selvedge in place. For the side panels I hemmed only one side (where I cut it in half), which became the side that showed in the front. The other side (the selvedge) wrapped around the back and out of sight. Total time to make and attach to the crib: less than an hour.
Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor Polka Dot Blue Moon. I basically just followed the tutorial at Prudent Baby, and it took about an hour and a half. I probably could make it faster, but I was distracted by watching Once Upon a Time while I made it.