I started by measuring the sides, front, and back of the crib. Then I measured the heights I wanted to use for the different fabrics.
I picked a shiny metallic gold and a thick, fluffy pink. I thought they complemented each other well, and of course, matched my nursery color scheme.
Once I had the fabric, I started measuring the pieces. I did the gold layer first. Since I wanted to ruffle the fabric a little, I cut the pieces out with approximately six extra inches on the front and back and four extra inches on each side. As for the height, I kind of eyeballed what I wanted on the crib and cut accordingly. It ended up being approximately 14 inches.
After the edges were sewed, I measured and cut a piece of quilt batting in the shape and size of the crib mattress. I decided to sew the individual pieces to this batting rectangle to make things as easy as possible.