Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern


Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern

Butterflies a Flutter Baby Quilt Pattern
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.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size36 inches wide x 45 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project



  • 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

    Fun Butterfly Facts

    Butterflies are graceful and beautiful creatures that represent the season of spring and renewal, but did you know these fun butterfly facts? Butterfly senses are a bit mixed up from our own. Butterflies cannot hear but feel vibrations instead. They also taste using their feet rather than their mouths, which probably makes you wonder if flower nectar tastes that bad! Butterflies also don’t have lungs and breathe through openings in their abdomen called spiracles. Butterfly eyes are made up of around 6,000 lenses and are able to see ultraviolet light. The pretty colors and designs on their wings are made from overlapping scales, but they don’t actually need those scales to fly. If you removed a butterflies scales, the only effect would be its loss of color and design. Because of their hard exterior, butterflies are relatives of the crab and lobster. Now that would be an interesting family reunion to see!


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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

Where is the ruffle instructions???

Where can I find the pattern?

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

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.

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

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.

Just highlight what you want and then copy and paste it into whatever office document you use. or if you have firefox use the add on fireshot to capture what you want.

it is sew cute

It looks like you quilted it before appliqueing. Is that right? Are the butterflies zigzaged on or just a straight stitch?

Love this...cannot wait to work it into a design I have in mind...like to design my own

simple and stunning, I love these butterflies

Butterflies fluttering across for baby to follow.


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