Fine-tune your baby quilt stitching skills in time for welcoming a new arrival, with these free baby quilt patterns. Watching a sweet little soul in a handmade baby quilt is so endearing. Also, if you’re particular about designing bespoke goodies for yourself and your loved ones, then making a limited-edition baby quilt for your precious one is the way to go. That way, your baby will have a cozy warmer that they can cling on to as a keepsake for years to come.
Baby Quilt Patterns
Experiment with one or more of these sweet baby quilt patterns to make a snuggly goodie for wrapping up your little one. Most of these quilt patterns come with elaborate instructions and helpful illustrations, making them convenient for both new and seasoned quilters alike. Therefore, you don’t have any excuse to not start polishing your baby welcoming, quilt-making skills.
#1 Easy Beginner’s Baby Quilt
Learn how to make a baby quilt using simple patchwork squares. If you are expecting a new baby in your family, a handmade quilt makes an amazing present and can become a much-loved source of comfort as the baby gets older. Stashed away in a cupboard, I still have a lovingly made quilt given to me as a little girl by my neighbor who I remember as a lovely old lady who loved sewing and gave me several other pretty trinkets. Patterns from Treasurie Blog
#2 Easy Safari Party Charm Square Baby Quilt
A baby quilt pattern so adorable that I feel like going back in time and becoming the size that can fit into this cute wrap. Make this baby quilt for a little one who seems inclined towards animals. The Easy Safari Party Charm Square Baby Quilt features zebras and giraffes that are whimsical with cute little party hats and gold-flecked sparkles. Get your hands on some fabulous, floral prints that are vivid and fun to reproduce an equally cute quilt for your sweetheart. To let that floral fabric shine, make simple squares and enjoy the finished cuteness. Patterns from Coral and Co.
#3 12-inch Ohio Star Baby Quilt
If you enjoy quilting projects featuring bold tones against lighter backgrounds, then the Ohio Star Baby Quilt will appeal to you. You will need to choose tone-on-tone fabric for this pattern. The Ohio Star blocks shown below are sewn with either pink or orange stars against a white background. You can make these quilt blocks with any color combination you like. This is a 9-patch quilt block made with five plain squares and four quarter-square triangle units. It is fast and easy to make, so you should have a brand-new quilt ready pretty soon.
Patterns from The Spruce Craft
#4 Baby Dresden Block Quilt
Stitch up a darling baby quilt with this amazing Dresden quilt block pattern. At first look, these flowers seem like those whirling birdies that you need to play badminton. The Dresden Flowers are a beautiful choice for combining applique and piecing together your favorite fabric scraps into a 50-inch square quilt. This quilt would be a perfect prop for your baby’s initial photos, and they can cling to it as a keepsake for years to come. Patterns from Sew Can She
#5 Lattice Baby Quilt
Looking at this pretty pattern, I found myself absentmindedly humming ‘the heart wants what it wants. Maybe it’s the incorporation of multicolored fabric scraps or the varying prints that have been blended incredibly well, that make this pattern so eye-catching and heartwarming. This pattern is designed such that despite incorporating so many different busy prints, it doesn’t seem overcrowded at all, in fact, it looks like a pure piece of beautiful art. Go ahead and impress some new parents with your skills. Patterns from Diary of a Quilter
#6 Easy Rail Fence Baby Quilt
This rail fence baby quilt is easy to make, so keep it bookmarked for quick gifting ideas for baby showers. You will need 5 side-by-side strips of fabric to strip piece this quilt block. You will just need to cut the segments apart and you will be done with the blocks. It is really that simple. Just decide on the fabrics you plan to use and voila - you’re ready to start working on the quilt top. Patterns from The Spruce Crafts
#7 Easy Card Trick Baby Quilt
If you enjoy patterns with a fresh twist or the ones that stimulate your visuals, then you will enjoy the Easy Card Trick Baby Quilt. It seems like an intricate pattern initially, but once you’re done with the systematic cutting and sewing of patches, you will find it an easy quilt to make. Choose contrasting fabrics for the card trick portion of the quilt, so they appear fairly distinct when you overlap them. That will be all for now, if the pattern has caught your eye then follow the link for complete guidelines. Patterns from The Spruce Crafts
More Quilt Blocks
#8 The Orange Peel Baby Quilt
The easy Orange Peel Quilt Block is a delightfully fresh and clean quilt pattern. It is an especially great choice if you’re aiming for a classic block that can be sewn with curved seams. The Orange Peel Block is a 4-patch quilt that employs an appliqueing technique. The orange peel shape is appliqued inside each of the 4 patch units. My layout is only one of many and you can choose any layout you like! I love how the applique method gives an extra dimension to the quilt, if you do too, then give this pattern a try! Patterns from Sew Can She
#9 Deep Blue Sea Baby Quilt
Those aiming for a baby quilt that radiates a calm and soothing vibe should try out the Deep Blue Sea Baby Quilt Pattern. This quilt would be so appropriate for a boy’s nursery if you reproduce it in the same ombre color palette. It is a quick and fun baby-size quilt that would make a great present to welcome a new baby. The tutorial comes with an added file containing instructions regarding the fabric, cutting, and construction diagrams as well as a cutting templates file. Patterns from Kitchen Table Quilting
#10 Modern Ombre + Black and White Triangle Baby Quilt
If you have a new baby girl to sew for, the modern ombre + black and white triangle baby quilt would be a perfect choice. It has a really simple construction process. The triangles required for this quilt are a decent size, so they won’t take long to cut and the quilting is quite straightforward. Mixing the pinks with black and white gives it a good balance, giving you a feminine yet not too girly, baby quilt. Patterns from See Kate Sew
#11 Simple Jelly Roll Baby Quilt
Use up any jelly roll that has been lying around your quilting stash for some time now and make this Simple Jelly Roll Baby Quilt. It’s a great gift for a baby shower and the new parents would appreciate your efforts. Make it with a cute assortment of fabrics that stand out and make a pleasing, finished product. Patterns from Seasoned Homemaker
#12 Fat Quarter Baby Quilt Pattern
I’m loving the choice of colors and fabric prints in this pattern, and although it’s a fat quarter-friendly project, I’m feeling the need to go shopping for similar if not the exact same fabric. You will be thrilled to know that despite looking so charming, this is a very easy and beginner-friendly quilt that can be together quite quickly. Patterns from Wren Collective
#13 A Classic Pink Hourglass Baby Quilt
Welcome a little baby girl into this world with the Classic Pink Hourglass Baby Quilt. It’s fun and easy to make and the finished product is a total stunner. A fair warning: you might not want to part with it. Patterns from Cluck Cluck Sew
#14 Vintage Hankie Baby Quilt
This Vintage Hankie Baby Quilt requires using soft and subtle toned fabrics, which is why the quilt itself turns out incredibly soft, and just perfect for little ones to snuggle up in! Make the Vintage Hankie Baby Quilt for a little one you love, and maybe applique or embroider a little message in a corner for them. Patterns from Polka Dot Chair
#15 Snuggly Bricks Fat Quarter Baby Quilt
The Snuggle Bricks Fat Quarter Baby Quilt is a great choice for stitching up for a little sweetheart. It’s a fat quarter-friendly and hence sustainable project, so you don’t have to waste any of your favorite fabrics’ leftovers. Instead, make a cute and cozy quilt like this and beam brightly. Patterns from Polka Dot Chair
Baby Quilt Patterns – In Conclusion
For a newborn, the world is far too big and loud. Cozy quilts make them feel safe, and protected. Watching your precious baby grow with your handmade goodie, will be a unique and delightful feeling that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Start turning those skills then, and if you’re already a seasoned quilt-maker, then it’s all the more reason to whip up some beauties for the new arrivals.