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40+ Free Baby Quilt Patterns

Find the perfect free quilt pattern for your new grandbaby with this list of baby quilt patterns and tutorials!

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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 new quilt pattern from this collection of 40+ Free Baby Quilt Patterns! You can't go wrong with these adorable baby quilts.

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 gifts for a new mother and baby.
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Easy Baby Quilt Patterns

Gradient Wildwood Baby Quilt

Create a beautiful baby quilt for your new grandbaby with one of these beginner-friendly 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 quilts 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. 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!

Baby Quilt Patterns for Girls

Kissing Fish Baby Quilt

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 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 patterns 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

All-Star Charm Quilt

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 baby quilt patterns 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 easy baby quilts 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 QuiltGet crazy with patterned and colored fabrics with this easy peasy quilt. Blue and orange look great together in a baby blanket.
  • Framed Charm Squares Baby QuiltYou'll love the simplicity of this blue and seagreen 36 block quilt.
  • All Fives Baby QuiltThis easy 25 block quilt is such a cinch to sew . Choose delicate patterns to create a subtle blanket.
  • Christopher's Missouri Puzzle Star QuiltThe simplicity of this two-toned quilt is hard to beat. Practice free-motion quilting on top for an added challenge.
  • Baby Bricks QuiltBlue and brown is another color combo that's unanimously popular in baby decor. Jump on the trend with this basic quilt.
  • Trendy Grey Baby Quilt PatternsFinally! 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.
  • Simply Squares Baby QuiltExperiment with colors like orange, green, yellow, and blue in this cool geometrical baby quilt.
  • Baby Road Trip QuiltSnuggle up your baby in the car ride to grandma's with this precious jelly roll pattern.
  • Off to the Zoo Baby QuiltDisplay nature's animals and patterns on this adorable quilt. Your baby will love the interesting design.
  • Chevron Cut Chenille Baby QuiltThis blue chevron quilt is perfect from front to back. You'll love how the zig zags look in your baby's crib.
  • Sing the Blues Baby QuiltMake baby quilt patterns in little boy blues for all the little men in your life.
  • Singin' in the Rain Baby QuiltInspired by cozy rainy days indoors, this free baby quilt pattern is great for modern nurseries.

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

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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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