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40+ Free Baby Quilt Patterns

Make baby quilt patterns easy with these free quilt patterns perfect for your grandbaby.

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Free Baby Quilt Patterns

As quilters, the first thing we think of when a new baby comes along is what kind of quilt we're going to make for it. Choose an interesting free quilt pattern from this collection of 40+ Free Baby Quilt Patterns! You can't go wrong with these adorable baby quilt tutorials.

If the expectant mother is still early in the pregnancy or would rather not know the gender of the child, it's best to choose a simple, gender-neutral baby quilt pattern. You can find several understated baby quilt ideas in our Easy Baby Quilt Patterns category.

These quilts are quick and easy projects with straightforward patterns that can easily be adapted for any fabric, gender, or decor. They'll be warm and cozy quilted gifts for a new mother and baby. So if you've been searching for new baby quilts to make, be sure to check out this reader favorite collection!

And don't miss the beginner-friendly Cuddle Throw video below. You can find the tutorial for this ultra-cuddly baby blanket here!
 

Easy Baby Quilts for Beginners

Create a beautiful baby quilt for your new grandbaby with one of these beginner quilt patterns. If you've just found out that you'll be a grandma, and it's still too early to know the baby's gender, then be sure to check out this list of unisex baby quilts that are perfect for girls or boys.

Quilting can be intimidating if you've never made a quilt before, but baby quilts like these are the perfect beginner projects because they take less time to make than bed quilt tutorials and are easy patterns that you can piece together in a weekend. These gorgeous baby quilt patterns are not only easy, but come in every color under the rainbow, so that your little one's nursery is sure to be bursting with color. 

Gradient Wildwood Baby Quilt

This gorgeous free quilting pattern uses several shades to made a gorgeous and gradient design.

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Strip and Flip Quilt

Rainbow quilts are a great way for babies to learn all the colors of the rainbow.

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Elephant Parade Baby Quilt Pattern

Make your baby's nursery a circus with baby quilt ideas that feature their favorite circus friends like this wild idea.

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Ombre Baby Quilt Pattern

Combine fat quarters of several shades to make a baby quilt pattern that is as modern as it is easy.

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Citrus Mint Baby Quilt

Make a citrus and mint baby quilt pattern that combines unique colors for a trendy baby quilt.

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One Patch Organic Baby Quilt

Learn how to make a quilt with organic materials that will send your little one off to dreamland in snuggly, cuddly comfort.

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Supersonic Triangle Baby Quilt

You won't believe how fast you can make a cute baby quilt pattern with this project.

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One-Day Triangle Quilt Tutorial

This quick and easy quilt takes only one day to make!

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Beachy Baby Strip Quilt

This nautical quilt is absolutely essential for any day at the beach. The little lighthouses on the fabric are too cute!

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A Hundred Hugs Baby Quilt

The bright and cheery pinks and greens in this quilt will keep any baby smiling and happy.

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Magical Flannel Rag Baby Quilt Tutorial

Baby rag quilts are a great way to incorporate rusticness into your home decor. This quilt is adorably shabby chic.

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Rainbow Star Quilt Tutorial

The triangles in this starry rainbow quilt will make for an exciting weekend sewing project.

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Sunny Crib Quilt

Different patterned and colored fabrics give this quilt wonderful texture and dimension. All mommies will be jealous!

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Starry Skies Baby Quilt

If your baby's room has a starry theme, then this quilt will fit right in. Choose bright colors or midnight shades, depending on your preference.

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Emery's Stars Quilt Pattern

Make a star quilt pattern that is surprisingly easy and perfect for baby!

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Baby's Day Out Quilt

This adventerous quilt is going to make all of the other moms jealous of your quilting skills.

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Bright Geometric Baby Quilt

Make this stunning and bright baby quilt pattern for the family that loves some flash.

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Tetris Baby Quilt

Have a throwback Thursday with this baby quilt pattern that resembles the classic arcade game we all love.

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Sock Monkey Circus Baby Quilt

Make a quirky baby quilt pattern by quilting this sock monkey-inspired piece.

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Baby Quilt Patterns for Girls

Who doesn't love a sweet and simple baby quilt in pretty and feminine colors? If you've got a new granddaughter in the family, then you've got to check out our favorite baby girl quilts! This list of baby quilt patterns for girls contains all things girly, from pretty in pink quilt patterns to quick and easy scrap quilts that you can whip up in no time.

These free baby girl quilt patterns contain a mix of simple quilts for beginners and more complicated quilts if you've been wanting to show off your quilting skills. These baby quilt ideas are feminine and delicate, making them exactly what your little one needs. These quilt patterns for girls are the perfect keepsake for your little one and is sure to be treasured long after she's all grown up. Design a stunning quilt for your little princess with one of these quilt patterns for girls.

Roly Poly Teddy Bear Quilt

This cute baby quilt can be customized with color for a boy or girl -- you could even make it a Christmas quilt by changing up the colors!

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Sweet Dreams Baby Quilt

The calm pastel colors in this crib quilt will keep the baby perfectly content.

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Classic Pink Hourglass Quilt

Here's another fun triangle quilting project. Piece together four triangles to make a single quilt block. It's that simple.

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Whirly Gig Twister Quilt

The strip piecing method of this pink and brown quilt is very easy, even if it may look a little tricky.

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Down Home Chevron Baby Quilt

Make a chevron quilt pattern in pinks and greys in order to create a charming, hip, and country baby quilt!

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Princess Kate Diamond Quilt Pattern

Make a baby quilt pieced for a princess with this stunning, royal pattern.

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Easy Personalized Strip Quilt for Baby

This personalized quilt is a great gift for any newborn baby. Applique is a fun technique to play with.

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Borders Baby Rag Quilt

The pink and brown color combination in this quilt is uber cute. The square quilt blocks are so easy to assemble, too.

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Pinkie Promise Baby Quilt

A baby girl will look liminous in this pink and white log cabin quilt. The texture of this quilt is awesome.

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Baby Steps Cuddle Quilt

This 36 block quilt teaches you the basics of how to make a border on a baby quilt. It's a wonderful project for a beginner.

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Cutie Pie Baby Quilt Patterns

Learn how to applique a baby quilt pattern that has so many hearts it says "I love you" all on its own.

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Speedy Charm Pack Baby Quilt Pattern

Learn how to quilt a charm pack quilt pattern that is pretty in pastels with this idea.

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Baby Quilt Patterns for Boys

Searching for the perfect gift idea for your new grandson? Then you'll love this list of easy baby quilt patterns for boys! Filled with primary colors, this list of DIY baby quilts for boys has several quick quilting projects that you can make in a single weekend, which is perfect if you have a last minute baby shower.

From simple patchwork quilts to brick quilt patterns that are ideal for precuts, these quilt patterns for boys are completely baby-approved. These free baby quilt patterns to download have tons of simple geometric shapes, so that your grandson will be snuggled up in style this year. Full of fun and colorful patterns, these baby quilts for boys are absolutely perfect for your grandson.

All-Star Charm Quilt

Get crazy with patterned and colored fabrics with this easy peasy quilt. Blue and orange look great together in a baby blanket.

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Framed Charm Squares Baby Quilt

You'll love the simplicity of this blue and seagreen 36 block quilt.

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All Fives Baby Quilt

This easy 25 block quilt is such a cinch to sew. Choose delicate patterns to create a subtle blanket.

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Christopher's Missouri Puzzle Star Quilt

The simplicity of this two-toned quilt is hard to beat. Practice free-motion quilting on top for an added challenge.

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Baby Bricks Quilt

Blue and brown is another color combo that's unanimously popular in baby decor. Jump on the trend with this basic quilt.

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Trendy Grey Baby Quilt Patterns

Finally! A baby quilt pattern that is trendier than it is cute. If you want to make a peacful and neutral nursery, this quilt pattern will do the trick.

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Simply Squares Baby Quilt

Experiment with colors like orange, green, yellow, and blue in this cool geometrical baby quilt.

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Baby Road Trip Quilt

Snuggle up your baby in the car ride to grandma's with this precious jelly roll pattern.

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Chevron Cut Chenille Baby Quilt

This blue chevron quilt is perfect from front to back. You'll love how the zig zags look in your baby's crib.

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Sing the Blues Baby Quilt

Make baby quilt patterns in little boy blues for all the little men in your life.

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Singin' in the Rain Baby Quilt

Inspired by cozy rainy days indoors, this free baby quilt pattern is great for modern nurseries.

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Baby Quilts to Make in a Day

If you're short on time or have a last minute baby shower to attend, then you don't want to miss one of these one day quilt patterns! These quick and easy DIY baby quilts can be made in less than 24 hours.

These free quilt patterns for baby are the perfect option for any mommy-to-be and are easy to customize to your liking. With these baby quilt patterns, you can up your quilting skills in no time and make an adorable project for your little one. Choose one of these beginner baby quilt patterns and get to quilting!

Single Slice Layer Cake Quilt

This Single Slice Layer Cake Quilt is a quick and easy throw quilt that can be completed in a single weekend and uses an altered version of the traditional rail fence quilt pattern.

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Wander Woods One Day Quilt

A great project for using fat quarters, this patchwork quilt project is easy enough for quilting beginners and finishes at the perfect size for a kids' quilt.

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Vintage Gingham Baby Quilt

This Vintage Gingham Baby Quilt Tutorial is the perfect throwback to the 1950s and 1960s that you've been searching for and is incredibly beginner friendly.

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Thick and Thin Baby Quilt Pattern

Complete with printable instructions, this free baby quilt pattern also includes piecing instructions for a crib, throw, twin, queen, and king size quilt, so that you can make a beginner-friendly quilt in whatever size you want!

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Sweetly Scrappy Baby Quilt

Check out this easy-to-follow guide to learn how to make a baby quilt out of your prettiest scrap quilt fabrics.

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Free Baby Quilt Patterns to Download

If you've been searching for some baby quilts to make, but need some detailed instructions, then you're in luck! FaveQuilts is bringing you some of our favorite free baby quilt patterns to download, that you can keep right next to your machine while you work.

These DIY baby quilts come with step-by-step instructions and printable quilting diagrams so that you don't have to worry about any guesswork.

Market Squares Quilt Pattern

The Market Squares Quilt Pattern is a gorgeous baby quilt pattern that hearkens back to traditional quilting, and uses classic blocks like 4 patches and HSTs to create its completely charming design.

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Indian Summer Baby Quilt

Capture the beautiful pastel sunrise of those mornings with this Indian Summer Baby Quilt that's inspired by this magical time of year.

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Thick and Thin Baby Quilt Pattern

Make a simple strip quilt that's perfect for those new to quilting with this Thick and Thin Baby Quilt Pattern.

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Ebb and Flow Quilt Pattern

A great project for precuts or fabric scraps, this easy rectangle quilt can also double as a picnic blanket and is perfect for spring or summer.

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Scrappy Butterfly Baby Quilt Tutorial

A great project for using fabric cutters, this free baby quilt tutorial is a perfect scrap busting project that your little ones will love, and comes with an applique template for creating your butterflies.

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First Lady 4 Patch Slice Quilt

This First Lady 4 Patch Slice Quilt is a fantastic way to use up your prettiest fat quarters, and uses a simple slicing technique to create your quilt blocks.

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When You Wish...Baby Quilt Pattern

This modern, rainbow-colored quilted baby mat will be a beautiful addition to any baby's nursery. The project is simple, made with squares and half-square triangles.

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All of my quilts are for the babies born with Down Syndrome in the St. Louis area.

making a baby quilt for a great grandchild

I cannot locate the baby quilt size version. Please help!

Hello! I can help you find the dimensions. Which pattern are you looking at? Thanks, FaveQuilts Editor.

In the video tutorial she says to pivot for the corner. I have a better way. Take on diagonal stitch then continue on the next side you are sewing. It seems counterintuitive, but it makes a nice sharp point when you turn the item right side out. For bulkier fabric take two diag. sts.

I don't know who I will be making one of these for yet but I'm pinning this now so that I'm prepared for the next announcement.

I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time so my next quilt will be for this little miracle!

If you stitch one stitch diagonally across corners, when you turn your baby blanket the corner will be nice and sharp.

The Strip and Flip quilt is my favorite!

My first Grandchild is due in November...this is the top for the first of what I am sure will be many quilts! We still don't know what "flavor" we are getting so it's a challenge to stay gender-neutral! This Vintage circus-themed fabric was scrap from making some bibs and booties for others!

style, theme and then the colors. most of my baby quilts that I make I already know the sex. so it is easy for me to select the design and colors. I always do things a bit different than the pattern just to be one of a kind..

durability.

I look for something that has a great pattern, a great colour scheme, and definitely durability. "Baby" invokes softness, cuddliness and general snugability!

Style and durability. It has to be able to hold up for a baby. Thanksbr /

I really want to make a rag quilt so I appreciate the instructions. I have heard they are very warm. When I see patterns I an attracted first to color then to pattern. I recommend to make a child's quilt bigger than they are when you make as they usually want to use it longer than you would think,..probably until they are pre-teen. Karen

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The style of the quilt is what catches my eye.

I focus on durability a good baby quilt has to last through 5 years of heavy use.

Durability is important, but its fun to create a baby quilt that has such style that it grows with the baby.

I think durability is a must. Baby quilts are frequently handled and washed, and, while style and ease to make are important, if it doesn't hold up in use, time and creativity are wasted.

Style is the most important, ease or not, depends on the quilters experience, I think there should be models for every beginner or advanced quilter.

I look for style then colors that work with the Moms wants.

Style definately.

Style for sure and then ease but if I like it enough I will try it no matter how hard the pattern.

Style, then ease (as a VERY close second), then durability...though I'm often drawn to the colors of the sample quilts...

style first and ease second.

I look for all 3. But love making rag quilts for the special baby.

I look for ease and then pick colors that the mom has said she wants

I usually pick the pattern for each special mom baby! Style, ease, or durability are all important factors!

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