15+ Beautiful Free Baby Quilt Patterns


Learn how to sew baby quilts with these free baby quilt patterns. There’s nothing like wrapping a baby with a gift that has been handmade with love. Here is a sweet collection of my best free baby quilt patterns and tutorials to make a soft and snuggly quilt that your little one will treasure for years.

Did I mention that all the baby quilts below are free quilt patterns? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information about baby quilt sizes.

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Free Patterns for Beginners

baby quilt pattern with prairie points

Sew an adorable baby quilt with three-dimensional prairie points in the border! The ‘Sew Happy Together’ free baby quilt pattern with prairie points teaches how to make easy 9-patch blocks and snowball blocks too. I used just 3 different fabrics, but you could also sew this pattern with a rainbow of scraps.

half square triangle baby quilt

Get ready to sew your next baby quilt using half-square triangles! This fast and easy (and free) baby quilt pattern uses my shortcut method for sewing two half-square triangles (HST’s) at one time. After you have sewn all of the HST’s you need, you’ll sew them together with a few extra background pieces, and your new baby quilt will be done. Any quilter will love the fact that this free HST Star Baby quilt pattern is fat-quarter friendly, too!

pinwheel baby quilt pattern

Nothing could be dreamier than this fast and easy Pinwheel Daydreams Baby Quilt that’s a kaleidoscope of pinwheels!

Fat Quarter Fancy baby quilt

The Fat Quarter Fancy quilt pattern is fast and easy and you guessed it… fat quarter friendly! Grab a sweet bundle of baby themed fat quarters and sew up a fat quarter crib quilt in no time.

Are you looking for a more modern baby quilt pattern? Sew my Sailing Away – Free Baby Quilt with Sailboat Blocks – a gorgeous ocean pieced with easy quarter square triangles!

Free Baby Quilt Patterns with Applique

You will love the darling Birdies Baby Dresden – Free Fat Quarter Quilt with blossoms on it. The Dresden plates are gently whirling like badminton birdies!

pretty pictures baby quilt with applique

Perfect for a baby or child, is my Pretty Pictures Quilt. I love how each picture panel is framed to stand out against the solid ground. This quilt really tells a story.

orange peel baby quilt pattern

The easy Orange Peel Quilt Block can make 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 nursery!

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 how this quilt (and just about all of the quilts in this blog post can be used for any gender). It is one of my favorite beginner quilt patterns.

Non-Traditional Baby Quilts

Make this easy and comfy quilt that looks like of lots of fluffy little pillows. Click over to get my Free Pillow Quilt Tutorial! I used a single fabric collection, but this quilt would also be adorable sewn with scraps from your scrap bin. Any baby girl or baby boy will love it.

quilt as you go baby quilt

Quilt-As-You-Go Strip Quilts are always popular because they can be made in a hurry. This reversible version uses a jelly roll bundle and plays with two different colors on front and back. The size is easily adjustable by adding or subtracting strips.

Sew up this darling Little Trees Quilt to keep baby snug & cozy all year long!

Easy Baby Quilt Patterns to Make in a Day

The Bow Tie Baby Quilt is perfect for your sweet baby! It’s so sweet & simple and compliments 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 incredible easy Tied Baby Blanket like this with virtually any quilt top (or mine made with simple squares) and some soft fabric, like flannel, for the back – then some quick yarn or embroidery thread to tie it.

This baby quilt pattern uses pre-sewn patchwork fabric for the Easiest Patchwork Baby Quilt Ever. You will love what you’re able to accomplish with this great fabric.

Charm Pack Baby Quilt

Here’s the Charm Square Blossoms – my Easy and Free Baby Quilt Pattern to use up a bundle of charm squares! It’s so easy and fast. You’ll need just 1 1/4 yards of background fabric to finish it up. Come see!

Information About Baby Quilt 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 gifted to a new mom at her baby shower or as an heirloom for the child someday. The dimensions of baby quilts are understandably flexible because small quilts are handy for taking on the go and largish baby quilts work well in cribs.

A baby quilt can also be used as a play mat as the child grows.

Get a handy printable chart showing all the standard quilt sizes.

Tip: I think fusible batting is perfect for baby quilts. See how I use it.

I think it’s time to get out your sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler, and favorite bundle of fabric to make a crib-size quilt.

Happy sewing!


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  1. Cheryl Michael says:

    Thank you very much for the charts and patterns. It was very generous and helpful for me in my new adventure of making baby quilts. Thank you very much.

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