The Best Free Baby Quilt Patterns

More than 20 ideas for baby quilts. From quick and simple to more complicated designs. Something for everyone here.

Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says and I have the most fun round-up to share with you today: baby quilts! I still have the baby quilt that my Grandma made me, I shared it here. Baby quilts are the best – smaller size, faster to sew, super sentimental, and they'll definitely be used.

If you're in the mood for a quicker project, use up some scraps and make a quilted rainbow burp cloth!

Babies love colors and shapes, so I picked bright, modern quilts with lots of things to look at, perfect for a baby shower gift.  Simple shapes and bright contrasts work well for the little ones, as well as the more traditional nursery and cartoon style prints.  You can also ‘cheat' using a ready made panel and simply add batting and backing without any piecing at all.  Some of my favorite panels are showcased at the bottom too.


The best free baby quilt patterns

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These panels make the perfect ‘cheater' quilts for babies


  1. Minnie mouse
  2. Safari drive
  3. Giraffe family
  4. Farm friends
  5. Mr Fox and friends
  6. Minions
  7. Gone fishing
  8. Little mermaid
  9. Little gentlemen
  10. Pooh and friends
  11. Mickey mouse
  12. Nursery bazooples sweet dreams
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I'm Stephanie and I blog at about sewing and crafts for myself & my toddler son. I love upcycling, using up scraps,  and having the freedom to make what I can't find or afford in stores. I spend way too much time online - you can connect with me on twitter/pinterest/facebook/instagram !


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Rita Kopf
Rita Kopf

I am looking for the baby quilt that has a large pink heart in the center, Love it

Bev Burnett
Bev Burnett

I am looking for a baby quilt pattern that is on white material the is sewn in by machine and the center if the quilt is sewn to make a sail boat. My Granddaughter has seen this somewhere and she is wanting one. Please can you possaible help me get the pattern. She is artice and very openinated so she is very hard to please.
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Thanks Jaime for the link. I was looking for some help in making my first quilt. I want to showcase some of my embroidery designs and this is just right for that.
And thanks to Deby for the topic. 🙂


I also have a free simple quilt pattern on Craftsy that is good for baby on up!

Deby at So Sew Easy
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Reply to  MadeByJaime

Thanks for the link Jaime, this simple design makes it really all about the fabrics.