Learn how to sew baby quilts with these free baby quilt patterns. There's nothing like wrapping a baby with a lovingly handmade gift. Here's a lovely collection of my best free baby quilt patterns and tutorials to create a soft, cozy quilt that your little one will cherish for years to come.
Did I mention that all of the baby quilts below are free quilt patterns? Scroll to the bottom of this article for more information on baby comforter sizes.
3 meter kits in Benartex fabric
Choose your favorite 3 yard quilt pattern to go with the fabric I chose!
Free Patterns for Beginners
Sew an adorable baby quilt with three-dimensional meadow stitches on the border! The free “Sew Happy Together” baby quilt pattern with meadow stitches also teaches how to easily create 9-patch blocks and snowball blocks. I only used 3 different fabrics, but you could also sew this pattern with a rainbow of scraps.
Get ready to sew your next baby quilt using half-square triangles! This quick and easy (and free) baby quilt pattern uses my shortcut method to sew two half-square triangles (HST) at the same time. After you have sewn all the HSTs you need, you will sew them together with a few additional background pieces, and your new baby quilt will be complete. Any quilter will love that this free HST Star Baby quilt pattern is also suitable for fat quarters!
Nothing could be dreamier than this quick and easy Pinwheel Daydreams Baby Quilt that is a kaleidoscope of pinwheels!
The Fat Quarter Fancy Quilt Pattern is quick and easy and you guessed it… fat quarter friendly! Grab a cute pack of baby-themed chunky quarters and sew a crib quilt in no time.
Looking for a more modern baby quilt pattern? Sew my Sailing Away – Free baby quilt with sailboat blocks – a beautiful ocean made of easy quarter square triangles!
Free Baby Quilt Patterns with Applique
You will love the darling Birdies Baby Dresden – Free Fat Quarter Quilt with flowers on it. The Dresden plates spin gently like badminton birds!
Perfect for a baby or child, it's my Quilt of pretty pictures. I love how each picture panel is framed to stand out from the solid ground. This quilt really tells a story.
The Orange Peel quilt block can create a delightfully simple baby quilt that your little one will love to feel and look at. Try this free classic-style baby quilt pattern for your little one's room!
Log Cabin Baby Quilt Patterns
Sew a darling log cabin quilt that is perfect for any baby with this free Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt pattern! I love the way this quilt (and almost all of the quilts in this blog post can be used for either gender). This is one of my favorite beginner quilt patterns.
Non-traditional baby quilts
Make this easy and cozy quilt that looks like lots of fluffy little pillows. Click through to get my free pillow quilt tutorial! I used just one fabric collection, but this quilt would also look adorable sewn with scraps from your trash can. Any little girl or boy will love it.
Quilt-As-You-Go strip quilts are always popular because they can be made quickly. This reversible version uses a pack of jelly rolls and plays with two different colors on the front and back. The size is easily adjustable by adding or subtracting bands.
Sew this adorable Little Trees quilt to keep baby warm all year round!
Easy Baby Quilt Patterns to Make in One Day
The Bow Tie Baby Quilt is perfect for your adorable baby! It's so soft and simple and complements just about any fabric choice.
Tip: You can make simple patchwork quilts larger by adding a border or two. Here's the best way to add quilt borders.
Sew this incredibly easy-to-tie baby blanket like this with virtually any quilt top (or mine made with simple squares) and soft fabric, like flannel, for the back – then some quick thread or embroidery floss to tie it.
This baby quilt pattern uses pre-sewn patchwork fabric for the The easiest patchwork baby quilt ever. You will love what you are able to accomplish with this stunning fabric.
Charm Pack Baby Quilt
Introducing the Charm Square Blossoms – my easy and free baby quilt pattern to use up a pack of charm squares! It's so quick and easy. You will only need 1 1/4 yards of background fabric to finish it. Come see!
Information on baby duvet sizes
Handmade baby quilts can range from 30″ x 30″ to 40″ x 50″.
Baby or crib quilts are sometimes called “shower quilts” because they can be given to a new mom at her baby shower or as an heirloom for the child one day. Baby quilt sizes are naturally flexible, as small quilts are convenient to take on the go and large baby quilts work well in cribs.
A baby quilt can also double as a play mat as the child grows.
Get a handy printable chart showing all standard quilt sizes.
Tip: I think iron-on batting is perfect for baby quilts. See how I use it.
I think it's time to get out your sewing machine, your rotary cutter, your ruler, and your favorite bundle of fabric to make a crib-sized quilt.
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