22 Quilting Projects for Young Children

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com

Summer vacation is coming up soon, and break is the time to teach your children the basics of quilting. Get them involved in your hobby with 22 Quilting Projects for Young Children. These beginning quilt patterns are just right for them. Plus - these adorable kids quilts will look absolutely fabulous in your home (and in their bedrooms!)

22 Quilt Projects for Young Children

The quilting patterns for beginners in this collection are easy enough for novices and fun enough to keep your kids engaged. Through these projects, your children will learn the fundamentals of piecework and quilting. We think they'll enjoy the craft as much as you do!

22 Quilting Projects for Young Children

Table of Contents

Simple Applique Patterns

Quilted Accessories Kids Will Love

Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns

Pillow Patterns for Practicing Patchwork

Simple Applique Patterns

Applique patterns are a wonderful way to teach children about quilting. The pictures on these quilting projects for young children are precious.

Moon and Stars Hand AppliqueLadybug, Butterfly, and Snail Applique

  1. Moon and Stars Hand Applique - This nightime quilt pattern is great for young kids.
  2. Fusible Applique for Kids - Fusible applique patterns are perfect for children. They can cut out the shapes, and you can do the ironing.
  3. LOVE Pillow - DIY throw pillows are a great way to constantly remind your young one of the one time that you quilted together.
  4. Just for Baby Monogrammed Quilt - Personalize a baby quilt for a baby on the way. Young kids will love to welcome their new sibling in this way.
  5. Ladybug, Butterfly, and Snail Applique - These nature-inspired appliques are wonderful for kids. Think of the movie, "A Bugs Life!"


Easy Quilt Patterns



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Quilted Accessories Kids Will Love

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

Owlish Messenger BagPatchwork Pocket Personalized Book Bag

  1. Reversible Drawstring Patchwork Bag - This drawsing backpack is great for girls to take to school.
  2. Patchwork Pocket Personalized Book Bag - Any young kid will love to use this patchwork tote bag on the weekends.
  3. Quilted Headband - This simple headband is great for young girls. Let them pick out a fabric that they love.
  4. 30 Minute Patchwork Headband - You can make this headband in the blink of an eye, practically. Your youngsters will be able to stay focused throughout the project.

Ruffled Ribbon BraceletZip Up Sunnies

  1. Owlish Messenger Bag - Owls are really big this year. Your kids or grandkids will feel on trend at school.
  2. Zip Up Sunnies Case - Kids often damage their sunglasses. Now they can take care of their shades with this DIY sunnies case.
  3. Ruffled Ribbon Bracelet - A girl at any age needs a bracelet. She'll love wearing the bracelet she made with her favorite quilting expert.

Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns

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

Ruffled Doll Quilt PatternTying a Quilt with Square Knots

  1. Crayon Drawing Quilt Blocks - Let your youngsters draw all over this adorable quilt block.
  2. All-Star Charm Quilt - Sewing with squares is the ultimate way to teach a new quliter.
  3. Tying a Quilt with Square Knots - Tied quilts don't involve sewing. This project is perfect for kids you don't want near scissors.

  1. Ruffled Doll Quilt Pattern - Doll quilts with small dimensions are great for little girls. Let them pick fabrics that their dolly will love.
  2. Sweet Dreams Baby Quilt - A coin quilt pattern is as easy as it looks. The vibrant colors in this quilt are very becoming.
  3. Seaside Chevron Picnic Quilt - Families love to picnic. Every time you go on a picnic, use this quilt to remind your kids of their quilting successes.

Pillow Patterns for Practicing Patchwork

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

Pretty Patchwork PillowsPretty Patchwork PillowsPretty Patchwork Pillows

  1. How to Make a Patchwork Pillow - This patchwork pillow is the easiest pillow pattern out there. Don't miss it.
  2. Favorite Drawing Pillow - Your kids will love drawing the featured design at the center of this DIY pillow.
  3. Crazy Cowboy Tooth Fairy Pillow - Kids love the tooth fairy. Let them in on the fun tradition by making this fun pillow.
  4. Pretty Patchwork Pillows - Working wtih triangle fabric pieces is just as easy as working with square pieces. You'll be able to whip this up, lickity-split.


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