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Ships Ahoy!

Think you’ll make waves with a nautical-theme crib quilt? Our instructions for easy-to-piece sailboats and appliqué accents ensure smooth sailing.


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Designer: Rhoda Nelson


•    1- 1⁄8 yards solid white (center block, star blocks, small boat blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard navy polka dot (center block, star blocks, middle border)

•    18×22" piece (fat quarter) blue large boat print (center block)

•    1⁄2 yard white polka dot (center block, inner border)

•    1⁄3 yard blue tone-on-tone (center block, sashing)

•    9×22" piece (fat eighth) blue wave print (center block)

•    1⁄3 yard blue small boat print (small boat blocks)

•    1 -7⁄8 yards white boat print (outer border, binding)

•    2-7⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    51×63" batting

Finished quilt: 441⁄2×561⁄2"

Finished star block: 3" square

Finished small boat block: 6" square


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.