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Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern



Make an adorable baby blanket in no time at all with this simple baby quilt pattern. With butterfly applique and a pink ruffle trim, the Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern has a crisp white background, covered in swirly free-motion quilting. The white quilt allows the colorful butterflies to pop and stand out in a fabulous way. The precious butterflies, fluttering across the blanket, will relax your baby girl into a deep and pleasant slumber. Plus, your baby girl can keep this fantastical applique quilt even after she's grown up.

Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
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Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 36 inches wide x 45 inches long

Time to complete: Weekend project

Primary Technique: Applique

Difficulty Level: Easy

This is one of our 7 Best Free Applique Patterns!


  • SpraynBondTM Basting Adhesive
  • Butterfly Pattern 1 and Pattern 2
  • 1 Yard Background Fabric
  • 6+ Coordinating Fat Quarters for Butterflies
  • 1 Yard Backing Fabric
  • 1/2 Yard Coordinating Fabric for Optional Ruffle
  • Batting
  • Thread
  • Scissors


  1. Prewash appliqué and quilt face fabrics before using (without fabric softeners). Pretest SpraynBond™ on a scrap piece of fabric before beginning the project.
  2. Cut out your appliqué shapes. See attached pages of adorable butterfly templates!

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    Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern

    Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern

    Butterflies A Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
  3. Shake SpraynBond™ can well. Spray the back of the appliqué butterfly with SpraynBond™ Basting Spray in a sweeping motion.

    Butterflies A Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
  4. Place the sprayed butterfly on the quilt face while it is still tacky.  If you don’t like where you placed it you can just peel it off and re-stick it till you are happy with your placement.

    Butterflies A Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
  5. Once the butterflies are on the project as you like them, simply stitch them into place. Use an embroidery foot or a walking foot on your sewing machine. The use of SpraynBond™ saves you a lot of time, since there are no pins to put in or take out as you sew.

    Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
  6. Use SpraynBondTM to tack your batting on the back of the quilt topper and backing fabric. Quilt as desired.
  7. Wash the project according to fabric used. SpraynBondTM washes out, leaving your quilt soft and cuddly.

    Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern

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Reviews More Reviews

Sep 17, 2014

I made this quilt and it was my first appliquing. The baby quilt came out beautiful. I used ruffle with the binding attached to it, it was easy just to sew on. I rounded the corners of the quilt to soften to look. Stephanie


Dec 21, 2013

Where is the ruffle instructions???


12 Ratings

Oct 31, 2013

Where can I find the pattern?


Oct 16, 2013

New to applique but will love learning with this lovely quilt x


Sep 12, 2013

my daughter-in-law loves butterflies and I wanted to make her a baby quilt for her first child who got here 10 weeks early so now I don't have much time to finish ,also it will be my first so I hope I can do this because I know she will love it. thanks for sharing.


Mar 6, 2013

What a beautiful art. I can't wait to make this one.


Feb 25, 2013

I would love to have a downloadable file on the patterns rather than saving the project on this site. Many times I am away from the computer and I do make a back up CD so I can share with others or just show them the latest patterns so they can go to your site to get the pattern.


Feb 21, 2013

it is sew cute


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