16 Perfect Patterns for Baby Quilts


16 Perfect Patterns for Baby Quilts

Find girl, boy, and gender neutral baby quilt patterns that are absolutely perfect for any nursery!

16 Perfect Patterns for Baby Quilts

Baby blankets are a time-honored tradition when it comes to giving expecting parents a personalized baby gift, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for someone to make you one.

After all, you know what’s best for your baby (and your nursery’s color scheme).

Find something you love from the bloggers we love among these 16 Perfect Little Baby Quilt Patterns and get quilting!

There’s something for every kind of nursery and every kind of baby here. Whether you want to use fun motifs like animals or balloons or you would prefer a more soft and subdued pattern, these quilts are just what you’ve been looking for.

These DIY baby quilts are soft, adorable, and perfectly sized for your little baby. What more could you ask for?

Below, you'll find the most stunning free baby quilt patterns featuring animals, geometric patterns, pictures, and more!

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Perfect Patterns for Baby Quilts

Don't miss out on your new favorite free baby blanket pattern design! Every single one of these patterns is a must-have for upcoming pregnancy or birth announcements, baby showers, or baby birthdays.

Animal Baby Quilts

These free baby quilt patterns feature animals, which are always adorable and fitting for a cute little baby.

  1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade — Elaine shows us just how wise animal quilts are with this adorable little owl baby quilt. Pictured below!
  2. Holly and Olive — The zoo is on parade with Debi’s modern strip quilt.
  3. Katie’s Quilts and Crafts — Turn your baby’s nursery into a wild jungle with this cute monkey baby quilt by Katie.

Beech Tree Lane Handmade Little Owl Quilt

Geometric Baby Quilt Patterns

Lots of gender-neutral baby quilt pattern options when you go geometric. The reason we love these is that you can use just about any fabric you want and the result is always beautiful.

  1. Stacy’s Craft Designs — The cool colors of Stacy’s chevron quilt pattern will perfectly match the soothing tones of your nursery.
  2. Finding Pins and Needles — This herringbone quilt pattern by Bethany is a great challenge for new quilters.
  3. Girls in the Garden — The stacked stripes of this pattern are perfect for your little man, according to designer Lori.
  4. Shiner’s View — Lisa’s pretty purple diamond baby quilt is a wonderful addition to any little girl’s room. Pictured below!

Shiner's View Purple Diamond Quilt

Classic Square Baby Quilt Patterns

How gorgeous are these quilt patterns for baby? So many stunning designs that would work perfectly in many nurseries.

  1. Diary of a Quilter — Amy’s tutorial on how to make a four-patch quilt is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.
  2. My Sew Called Life — This blocky, personalized quilt pattern by Kiki is made for royalty. Pictured below!
  3. Quilts by Me — This soothing green and gray bento box quilt pattern is a great gender-neutral baby quilt.

My Sew Called Life Personalized Quilt

Rag Quilts for Babies

Rag quilts are one of the most classic quilt designs and they work very well for a nursery. The frilly rag edges are soft and add lots of texture.

  1. I Can Teach My Child — Jenae teaches us how to make the perfect rag baby quilt in this tutorial. Pictured below!
  2. The Crafty Blog Stalker — This minky rag quilt by Katie is so soft, making it just the thing for your baby’s sensitive skin.
  3. Cocoa Pie Creations — Not only is this pattern by Krysta a rag quilt, but it’s also personalized!

I Can Teach My Child Rag Quilt

Baby Quilts With Pictures

Basically works of art, these perfect patterns for baby quilts involve beautiful images that would look fantastic hung on the wall or laid over the crib. How pretty!

  1. Woodberry Way — It’s up, up, and away with this hot air balloon baby quilt by Allison. Pictured below!
  2. Quiet Play — If you want your child to grow up with Luke and Leia, you won’t find a better baby blanket than this LEGO Star Wars inspired quilt by Kristy.
  3. Craft Buds — For a thrifty and creative idea, look no further than this easy quilt pattern made out of old onesies.

Woodberry Way Hot Air Balloon Quilt

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YES, my grandma made me one and it was my absolute favorite but lost when I moved. I cried. Now I make everyone blankets. That makes me happy.

Wow, I don't recall a fav quilt as a child but I am obsessed now with making them. Love 9 patch and charm design quilts. rozz01 at cox dot net

Not That I can remember but I have made quilts for all of my grandchildren.

No I didn't but my grandkids have favorites that I have made them.

I had the most beautiful quilt in pink and black pinwheels that my grandmother had made for me. I didn't realize how special it was and didn't take care of it properly. It wasn't until she passed away 2 years ago at age 103 just how much I wish I had that quilt back

I didn't have a favorite blanket as a child, but I have a favorite quilt now that my mom made for me about 30 years ago, I still use it, everyday. So I guess you could say I have a favorite blanket as a child, because I am her child.

I didn't have a favorite blanket but I DID have a favorite stuffed animal. My close friend group had this discussion once---all of us either had a favorite stuffed animal or a favorite blanket. I had a teddy bear named . . . Teddy. He is still alive to this day.

I did not have a favorite blanket as a child, but I am changing this for my nieces and nephews.

I actually have a few baby quilts at the quilters as I haven't yet learned to FMQ. I did not have a special blanket as a child. These things were frowned upon. Would love to have a Bernina. I have heard they are a dream to work with. I am limited to the $100 machines at WalMart.

I have always wanted a Bernina machine. I do a lot of charity quilts. This weekend, I'll be making a baby quilt for an auction to benefit a small child in our area. I love giving to others.

Every year my Nanny would make me a new "Nanny blankie". It would have a quilted center, and she would hand sew a silky edge all the way around. The best part was at each corner she would make a little pouch for my to stick my fingers in while sucking my thumb. I still have a number of Nanny blankies I cherish to this day.


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