It takes 2 3/4 yards of 45-inch accent fabric and 1 1/2 yards of muslin to make a crib skirt. The accent fabric is for the decorative ruffle, and the muslin is for the platform that holds the skirt in place.
A crib skirt is made by cutting a 29-by-53-inch platform for the skirt out of muslin. The accent fabric is cut into six 16-inch strips that are each hemmed along one side. The raw edges are gathered and then sewn to the platform, with two on each of the long sides and one on each of the shorter ends. With patterned fabric, it is important to make sure the print goes in the same direction on each piece of accent fabric.