16 Perfect Patterns for Baby Quilts
Find girl, boy, and gender neutral baby quilt patterns that are absolutely perfect for any nursery!
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.
- Beech Tree Lane Handmade — Elaine shows us just how wise animal quilts are with this adorable little owl baby quilt. Pictured below!
- Holly and Olive — The zoo is on parade with Debi’s modern strip quilt.
- Katie’s Quilts and Crafts — Turn your baby’s nursery into a wild jungle with this cute monkey baby quilt by Katie.
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.
- Stacy’s Craft Designs — The cool colors of Stacy’s chevron quilt pattern will perfectly match the soothing tones of your nursery.
- Finding Pins and Needles — This herringbone quilt pattern by Bethany is a great challenge for new quilters.
- Girls in the Garden — The stacked stripes of this pattern are perfect for your little man, according to designer Lori.
- Shiner’s View — Lisa’s pretty purple diamond baby quilt is a wonderful addition to any little girl’s room. Pictured below!
Classic Square Baby Quilt Patterns
How gorgeous are these quilt patterns for baby? So many stunning designs that would work perfectly in many nurseries.
- 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.
- My Sew Called Life — This blocky, personalized quilt pattern by Kiki is made for royalty. Pictured below!
- Quilts by Me — This soothing green and gray bento box quilt pattern is a great gender-neutral baby 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.
- I Can Teach My Child — Jenae teaches us how to make the perfect rag baby quilt in this tutorial. Pictured below!
- The Crafty Blog Stalker — This minky rag quilt by Katie is so soft, making it just the thing for your baby’s sensitive skin.
- Cocoa Pie Creations — Not only is this pattern by Krysta a rag quilt, but it’s also personalized!
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!
- Woodberry Way — It’s up, up, and away with this hot air balloon baby quilt by Allison. Pictured below!
- 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.
- Craft Buds — For a thrifty and creative idea, look no further than this easy quilt pattern made out of old onesies.
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