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

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
Updated November 01, 2018
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 sex 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 DIY 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!

Find more free quilt patterns in our free eNewsletter: Piecing It Together!

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. 

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.

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.

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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Who are you making your next baby quilt for? Let us know below in the comments!

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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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