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14 Quilting Projects for Young Children

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of

Patchwork Pocket Personalized Book BagSummer vacation is coming up soon, and break is the best time to teach your children the basics of quilting. Get them involved in your hobby with 14 Quilting Projects for Young Children. These beginning quilt patterns are just right for them!

The quilting projects for young children in this collection are easy enough for beginners and fun enough to keep your kids engaged! We have patchwork pillow patterns for projects that kids can finish in a few hours and tutorials for quilted accessories so that they can make something to use right away. We also have a few simple applique templates and basic patchwork patterns. Through these projects, your children will learn the fundamentals of piecework and quilting and find out if they enjoy the craft as much as you do!

14 Quilting Projects for Young Children Table of Contents

Simple Applique Patterns

Moon and Stars Hand AppliqueFusible Appliques for KidsLOVE Pillow

Applique patterns are a wonderful way to teach children about quilting. The pictures on these quilting projects for young children make them much more appealing.

  1. Moon and Stars Hand Applique - Use this felt applique block to teach a basic blanket stitch.
  2. Fusible Applique for Kids - Your kids will want to learn applique quick to make their favorite animals and more into applique designs!
  3. LOVE Pillow - Show your kids how much you love them by teaching them to make this pillow pattern.

Quilted Accessories Kids Will Love

Reversible Drawstring Patchwork BagPatchwork Pocket Personalized BagQuilted Headband30 Minute Patchwork Headband

Quilting projects for young children are even better when they're something they can use.

  1. Reversible Drawstring Patchwork Bag - This patchwork bag is fairly simple with some help from Mom.
  2. Patchwork Pocket Personalized Book Bag - Sewing a colorful patch for a pre-made canvas bag is great practice for little stitchers!
  3. Quilted Headband - You can practice free motion quilting patterns with a stylish headband.
  4. 30 Minute Patchwork Headband - Let your daughter pick out a few scrap quilting pieces from her favorite fabric collection for this quick headband.

Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns

Crayon Drawing Quilt BlocksAll-Star Charm QuiltEffortless Tied Baby QuiltSimple Doll Quilt

Sewing blocks together is one of the simplest projects a child can do.

  1. Crayon Drawing Quilt Blocks - These quilt block patterns encourage artistic talent.
  2. All-Star Charm Quilt - The perfect quilt to get boys excited about sewing, this sports-themed charm pack quilt doesn't require cutting.
  3. Effortless Tied Baby Quilt - Quilting projects for young children involving tying are unique, but easy.
  4. Simple Doll Quilt - Kids will love making this miniature quilt for their dolls and stuffed animals!

Pillow Patterns for Practicing Patchwork

How to Make a Patchwork PillowFavorite Drawing PillowCrazy Cowboy Tooth Fairy Pillow

If your child doesn't have the attention span for a full quilt start with a patchwork pillow.

  1. How to Make a Patchwork Pillow - This nine-patch pillow tutorial is a great first project for kids.
  2. Favorite Drawing Pillow - Your child can turn a special drawing into an embroidered patchwork pillow.
  3. Crazy Cowboy Tooth Fairy Pillow - This valuable quilting projects for young children teaches them how to recycle old clothing into a crazy quilt pillow.
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