18 Easy Baby Quilt Patterns to Make For Your Pregnant Friends
Quilting may look daunting for a complete beginner, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating. These easy baby quilt patterns are just a few of numerous quilting projects you can make for yourself or a lucky someone.
Making baby quilts is not difficult and is a great place to start practicing your quilting skills. It’s not too big – so it’s not overwhelming. Plus, you can gift it to practically anyone who appreciates handmade items – most especially would-be-parents!
This quilt is a “cheater” quilt. The name sounds a little ugly but the quilt most certainly isn’t. Cheater quilts are great because you don’t have to piece the top. Find yourself a nice piece of fabric with a patchwork pattern and you sandwich a piece of batting in between your pretty patchwork fabric and a backing fabric. You then sew along the edges in whatever fashion you choose. Bind the quilt. Wash it. Boom. Gift complete.
This easy baby quilt is made from receiving blankets. It takes very basic sewing skills and starts with a pack of coordinating flannel receiving blankets.
Easy Four Patch Baby Quilt
The pattern is a very easy one – ideal for a beginner. The finished quilt measures approximately 36″x44″ (92x112cm), but it would be very simple to make it larger if you needed. It uses Jelly Roll strips or yardage or scrap pieces, whichever you prefer.
Via Mack and Mabel
This baby quilt is quite simple to put together with an asymmetrical diamond design. A little piecing is also done at the back for some visual interest.
Via Shiner’s View
It’s a very simple design, no need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order with the darkest at the top going down to the lightest at the bottom.
Via Polkadot Chair
One Hour Triangle
Just in case you are intimidated by piecing and sewing a quilt, this quilt is made even easier.
Via See Kate Sew
Flannel Baby Rag
This is the softest little quilt made of flannel. The best part about it is how dang easy it is to make! You can have it done in just a couple hours.
This quilt used the Stacked Coins pattern – very easy and very quick along with free-motion quilting.
Via Sew Handmade
Sherbet Lemon Jelly Roll
This baby quilt used jelly rolls to create this vibrant and structured design.
Citrus and Mint
The colors of this quilt were inspired by a design seeds color palette for a little girl’s nursery. The citrus and mint colors paired with a soft cream is lovely, but you can make this quilt in a variety of colors and it would look beautiful!
Via Craft Buds
This quilt is inspired by twins due in June. They are far away and most of their hugs will have to be carried by a quilt. At least a hundred each, don’t you think?
Strip and Flip
This fun scrappy quilt is quick to put together and great for beginners. Use lots of different colors to keep it bright and fun…or just a few colors to keep it calm and simple.
Via Cluck Cluck Sew
This baby quilt used fat squares and arranged to have color gradations. It’s quilted in parallel diagonal lines, with navy and coral threads close to the fabric colors.
Via Bonjour Quilts
This is an incredibly simple baby quilt with only 2 types of printed fabric for the top and 1 dotted for the backing. It is both machine-quilted and held together with knots – very easy for quilters of all skill levels to complete.
Via Quilting Stories
This baby quilt is easy – perfect for those of you who want to try quilting!
Via The Crafty Mummy
This baby quilt uses the flying geese quilt block in soft tunes of variegated pinks, and neutral hues of beige, from taupe to white.
Via Quilting Stories
One sweet little baby quilt using a charm pack, craft size warm and white batting, and solid brown flannel for the backing.
Via Write It Down
Sweet and Simple
Pretty much anyone with basic sewing skills can make this baby quilt! And it only took about 2 hours.
Via Cloud9 Fabrics
What did you think of our choices for baby quilt patterns? Have you ever quilted one of these? Do share with us your work in the comments – we would love to see them!
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