17 Fun & Easy Free Baby Quilt Patterns

These free baby quilt patterns will have you creating a special gift for the new addition to your family.

They’re perfect to give as gifts to new parents and baby quilts are often easy to make so they’re perfect for beginners.

With a variety of different patterns and colors, these free baby quilt patterns are cute and easy projects that you can make before your little one arrives or to give as a gift to expecting parents.

The list includes quilts for scraps as well as precut fabric. So no matter what type of fabric is in your stash you’ll be sure to find the perfect pattern for you!

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What Size is a Baby Quilt?

Baby quilts are often smaller and don’t have a specific size they need to be. Given that advice to parents nowadays is not to use a crib quilt or heavy blankets on sleeping babies, baby quilts are made for different purposes these days, for example:

  • Cuddling or feeding in a rocking chair
  • On the floor as a play mat
  • As nursery decor
  • As a longer-use baby/toddler quilt – a gift when they are born that goes on their first big kid bed!
  • Not least as a thoughtful handmade baby shower gift – an heirloom whether it gets used or not!

The most common baby quilt size is a 36”x36” and you’ll find many crib-sized quilts measuring around 36”x 52”.

However when I make a baby quilt I either make it square, something like 50″ x 50″ to be used as a playmat on the floor or I make it larger like 50″ x 60″ to be used as a sofa cuddle quilt or toddler bed cover.

If you are making baby quilts for a charity they will often have their own size requirements so do check those ahead of time!

Free Baby Quilt Patterns

Below you will find the list of easy baby quilt patterns.

They are all free and either have a pattern to download and/or a written tutorial in a blog post.

Just click on the links to visit the blog to see tutorials, patterns and instructions.

Included are jelly roll quilt patterns, patterns for charm packs, as well as patterns for layer cakes and scraps too!

I hope you have enjoyed these free patterns and that you’ve found one that is perfect for your next project.

I’d love to see your quilt finishes too! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook with @scrapfabriclove!