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14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls
"14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls"
By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of FaveQuilts.com
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Babies adore animals, and quilts with little critters help kids to learn about the natural world. Make a few of these animal quilts and soon you'll have an entire menagerie of quilty creatures! The patterns in this section of 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns include both applique baby quilt patterns and patchwork quilt patterns, so you can choose to applique animal shapes to your quilt top with solid fabrics or use fun animal prints that you find in the fabric store for patchwork patterns. Choose the "Gavin's Marine Life Quilt" (pg. 5) for an undersea feel or the patchwork monkey pattern from the "Simple Monkey Baby Quilt" (pg. 7) for a jungle baby quilt. Appliqued sheep in the "Green Pastures Baby Quilt" (pg. 9) fit with a farm animal-themed nursery, and butterfly and dragonfly shapes in the Squares and More Baby Quilt lend a summery ambience to any baby's room.
The best way to customize a baby quilt design as a gift is to include the baby's name, and 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls offers plenty of options. Save these quilts to make after the baby is born, when you know the baby's name for sure! Embroider or applique the name to the quilt so the proud parents know the quilt was made just for their little one. In the "AlphaBaby Quilt" (pg. 15) the baby's appliqued name even serves as the primary design element. These personalized baby quilts are perfect for making special gifts that will be cherished as the child grows older.
If you find piecework too finicky but adore applique, the applique baby quilt patterns in 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls are for you. With a little fusible webbing and some applique templates or maybe a die cutting machine, you can have a baby quilt done in just a couple of hours. Several of the quilts patterns like the "Squares and More Baby Quilt" (pg. 11) and the "Diagonal Baby Quilt" (pg. 13) are designed for using AccuQuilt GO! dies, which makes them especially convenient. Of course, if you don't have a die cutting machine, you can always use the patterns as inspiration and cut out your own applique shapes. Either way, these applique quilts will make incredibly easy last-minute shower gifts. Many of the free quilt patterns in this collection also combine patchwork and applique for quilters who enjoy working with both techniques. Applique embellishments dress up many of the simple patchwork quilts in this eBook. With strategically placed appliques, you can make an adorable baby quilt that looks a lot more complex than it is.
We know it can be difficult to find a good variety of baby quilt patterns for boys, so we have included plenty of baby quilts in traditionally masculine colors. Although many of these simple quilt patterns like the "Framed Charm Squares Baby Quilt" (pg. 28) can easily be adapted for baby girls if you make them with more feminine fabrics, the color combinations and patterns in 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls will provide you with plenty of inspiration for baby boy quilts. There's baby quilt designs like the "Tetris Baby Quilt Pattern" (pg. 26), the "Streak of Sunshine Baby Quilt" (pg. 21), and the "Archipelago Baby Quilt" that play with creative blocky patterns. There are plenty more simple baby quilts you can design for boys, so make sure to browse the entire eBook!
We all love making quilts for baby girls. The pretty fabrics are just irresistible! Luckily the baby quilt patterns for girls in 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls are all about showing off the fabric. Beyond showcasing your fabric goodies, these easy quilt patterns are a good way to learn about new techniques. They are all guaranteed to be easy patterns, and because they're baby quilts, they are small-scale projects that allow for some experimentation. Try out rag quilting with the impossibly simple "Beautiful Baby Rag Quilt" (pg. 33), or gain some experience with foundation paper piecing while making the scrappy squares in the "String Block Baby Quilt" (pg. 29). When you're done playing with fabric and piecing methods, you'll have a beautiful quilt that will delight the baby girl in your life (or her mother!). Feminine touches make these quilts perfect for girly girls. The fabric flowers on "The McKinley Quilt" (pg. 42) and the pink prints in the "One Color Scrappy Baby Quilt" (pg. 36) belong in a little princess's bedroom! You'll find all the baby girl quilts you need for gifts and decorating projects in this collection of easy baby quilt patterns.
Next time you've got a baby shower or a toddler's birthday coming up, don't stress out trying to figure out what kind of baby product to buy. Make a gift that comes from the heart! A handmade baby quilt is an enduring source of comfort and warmth. It's a gift that shows you truly care, and it's sure to be appreciated by the baby's family for years to come. Make your gift extra special by using one of the creative baby quilt patterns in this collection. They're easy enough for a beginning quilter, but still adorable.These baby quilts are wonderful for your own children too. Whether you just need something to keep your little ones warm at night or you're working redecorating the nursery with handmade items, you'll find an inspired pattern to fit your needs in the 14 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys and Girls eBook.
This eBook is available to FaveQuilts readers at no cost, so you won't have to spend a cent on the pattern for your next baby quilt! Each pattern includes a materials list to make shopping a cinch and step-by-step instructions with full-color photos and diagrams so the pattern is easy to follow. Once you have downloaded the eBook and subscribed to our Piecing It Together newsletter, you will receive new free quilt patterns in your e-mail inbox every week! Join the FaveQuilts.com quilting community and gain access to hundreds of free quilt patterns and connect with quilters all over the country. Download this free eBook and check out FaveQuilts.com for tons of quilting inspiration!
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