View Full Version : Inexpensive Blankets And Pillows For Cots?

07-12-2011, 03:38 PM
I just bough some nap cots from discount school supply. Now I just need some inexpensive pillows and blankets for the cots.

I would need 8 and I was thinking about buying some large lightweight blankets and cutting them into a few blankets but I don't sew and don't have anything the fix the edges.

What do the rest of you do for pillows and blankets for nap cots?

07-12-2011, 03:45 PM
At big box stores they usually sell fleece "throws" that are like lap blankets. They're perfect sized for little people and about $5 each. No sewing required.

Hunni Bee
07-12-2011, 05:05 PM
We prefer to use crib sheets. They are the perfect size for toddler and preschool-size cots. And they stay on.

We really pretty much use whatever - as long as it can be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer, and amounts to a top and bottom layer.

I prefer crib sheets and those furry baby blankets, but my next go to is a fleece throw folded in half so that the child lays on one half and the other half folds over them.

07-12-2011, 07:05 PM
I make my sheets from cheap fabric and elastic or old sheets cut up. The blankets are made from fleece fabric that I buy when our local JoAnns has a really good sale on it (usually at the end of winter). Usually about $2 each and the kids always want the 'soft' ones. It is really wide, 60 inches, and I can get two blankets out of each yard and I don't hem them cause they don't fray or ravel.

07-12-2011, 09:17 PM
I make mine... I use one yard of material per nap mat... I pick super cute material at the fabric store. It's so simple to make. Just make like a pillow case that slips on... and then there is enough material left over to make a pillow to match :) I get really cute pastel materials and make them every year or so when they need renewing. Its super easy!:Dl

All you need to make covers for 8 mats is:

1) 8 yards of cute material
2) Sewing machine
3) Thread
4) Pillow stuffing if you will make pillows
5) Measuring tape

07-12-2011, 09:20 PM
AND also you could buy nap mats SUPER cheap at Target & Walmart right now with their back to school supplies. :)

07-13-2011, 04:52 AM
I use crib sheets to cover the napmats, got at a yard sale. We arent allowed to use pillows or blankets per our licensing rules unless they are over age 3.

But for the older kids I got some at Ikea, lightweight fleece blankets and pillows. They were only a few dollars each.

07-13-2011, 05:27 AM
I use throw blankets. No sheets

07-13-2011, 07:30 AM
If you have an Ikea nearby, you could get everything you need there, and never have to sew anything. Very cheap, and last forever.