20+ Free Children's and Baby Quilt Patterns and Free Baby Sewing Patterns

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Of all of the quilts I enjoy, baby quilts are the best. I think it’s because they are so cute, colorful, and quick!!  I have supplies for two baby quilts that I purchased just because they were so adorable; I have no one to make them for...yet!

On this page, you’ll find many project ideas and free patterns for baby quilts and other baby items, such as bibs, burp cloths, diaper bags, and more.  Make them for yourself or for gifts; like I said, they are so fun to work on.


We have a wonderful free pattern for an adorable baby crib quilt using panels or by fussy cutting fabric as accents in the blocks. The quilt features nine quilt blocks with multiple sashing and fence borders at the top and bottom, along with two borders along the sides.

Ours is a Peter Rabbit themed quilt, but it can be revised to accommodate any theme! This free project has a great step-by-step video tutorial, along with a helpful photo tutorial. 

Another free baby quilt pattern and tutorial that is quick and easy to make is one composed of geometric squares of nine-patch blocks made from light and darker fabrics.

The nine-patch blocks are sewn together into strips with sashing in between. It really is a sweet quilt to give as a gift or donate as a community service project.

We have a link to a free PDF baby quilt pattern that is made from a panel combined with simple brick shaped pieces of coordinating prints. These two components make this a quick and simple project.

There is no place on the quilt where you will have seams that intersect within the project. The quilt is made from cozy flannels and is reversible, using coordinating bricks of fabric in a scrappy way on the reverse side.

Another free doll and crib quilt pattern is made with log cabin blocks.  The site has information on log cabin quilts for children where you will find the history of the log cabin quilts, the foundation piecing method, and the suggested fabrics to use.

The log cabin quilt pattern was popular in the late nineteenth century and is becoming popular once again.

The instructions show how to make the quilt scrappy or more coordinated. You could use your own fabric stash or get really into the design by finding reproduction fabrics. 

The crib quilt has 25 blocks, and the doll quilt is made with 4 blocks.  There is a wonderful saw-tooth border on the crib quilt, making it 35 inches square when complete.

You will also find a free crib quilt pattern for the “Cry Baby” quilt, made from the blocks of the same name. It is a cheery quilt, despite the sad name! The quilt is made up of 5.5 inch blocks that are identical with a solid border.

A strip quilt is a quick and easy way to make a beautiful baby quilt.  Even beginners will find this pattern simple and fast!

You can vary this free quilt pattern to fit anyone from an infant to an adult. There is a great tutorial including a video as well. It couldn’t be easier!

We also have a free baby quilt pattern made with a panel and simply adding borders to it.  Check out the adorable ladybug quilt pattern.  The instructions include how to applique the ladybugs onto the quilt blocks.

You can check out this simple beginner crib or baby-sized quilt pattern that is so easy to make using 5 inch blocks.

We’ve put together a series of YouTube tutorials and written instructions that will teach you how to cut and assemble your blocks, make a backing, layer and pin baste, and finally quilt the top and bind the finished product.

This video happens to be the first in our beginner quilting series of videos, so if you happen to be fresh and new at quilting, we can help you out!

We have also found a wonderful video and written photo tutorial for a warm and cozy flannel rag quilt for a baby.  The quilt top is put together in strips and then the edges are snipped for a well-loved look.  You can make rag quilts in any size, and they will be cherished by all.

Our charming Sailboat Quilt is made with the classic sailboat block pattern.  It’s perfect for a nautical themed nursery or a “just because” gift for the baby.  We have a wonderful free video tutorial to make this fabric stash buster quilt. The baby quilt finishes at 33” x 36”, but of course you can adjust the size by adding more blocks.

Other Fun and Free Patterns for Baby 

We have links to two different free baby bib patterns.  The first tutorial shows how to make cute bibs using the applique technique.  The applique patterns added to the bibs truly make them adorable!

The second free baby bib pattern is made from soft and cozy flannel, and is just right for a new baby’s tender skin. This reversible bib has batting inside the layers of the front and back to help with absorbance. There is a video tutorial and step-by-step written instructions with photos.

The free pattern for a baby wipes cover is also included in our line up. This wipes cover is such a cute way to add style to all of the baby entrapments parents find themselves carrying with them.

This link also has step-by-step instructions to guide you through making a small diaper case to hold a few diapers to stash in the diaper bag.

A free burp cloth pattern using soft flannel fabrics shows how to sew a quick, easy and adorable contoured burp cloth.  This is a beginner sewing pattern and is easy to whip up.

Fabric stores have a wide variety of flannel prints. You’ll have fun choosing prints and making this easy and useful burp cloth.

Everyone loves a homemade diaper bag, and we have found a free pattern for a quilted diaper bag that has everything you could ever want. Because it’s quilted, the diaper bag is very stable.

There are pockets galore for diapers, wipes, snacks, toys, bottles or cups, and even pockets for a parent’s wallet, phone and keys. There are excellent photos and a written tutorial that is easy to follow.

Looking for an accent pillow for the baby’s room?  This free pillow pattern is great for beginners.  We have many free beginner sewing projects, but you can get started right away with this simple baby nine-patch pillow pattern. 

The traditional nine-patch quilt block makes the front of the pillow, and the back has a nice hook and loop closure making cleaning a snap.

Whether you want a free baby pattern to create something for yourself or to give as a gift, check out the list below.

20+ Free Children's and Baby Quilt Patterns and Free Baby Sewing Patterns

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Applique Baby Bibs

Learn how to put cute appliques on baby bibs with this free tutorial and patterns. The Sewing Directory

Baby Bib

Baby Bib

Every new mother needs bibs for the baby. Learn how to sew a simple reversible baby bib. These bibs make wonderful gifts. The project is simple enough even kids can learn to sew by making this project.

Baby Crib Quilt Pattern

Baby Crib Quilt Pattern

Learn how to make a cute quilted baby crib quilt with this tutorial.
This quilt features nine quilt blocks from a panel with multiple sashing, a fence border at the top and bottom and then two borders on the side. It is a Peter Rabbit themed quilt but can be revised to accommodate any theme.

Baby Magic Quilt Pattern

This baby quilt pattern has nine-patch blocks made of light and dark fabrics with sashing in between. This is a quick and easy quilt to make. Jeanne's Quilting

Baby Quilt (Quick and Easy)

This is a quick and easy baby quilt using corner square blocks and rectangle blocks. This quilt comes together quickly and is a perfect size for a baby quilt. Free Baby Quilt Pattern and tutorial. So Sew Easy

Baby Safari Panel Quilt Idea

Baby Safari Panel Quilt Idea

Do you need a last-minute handmade baby quilt idea? This baby safari quilt is a quick and easy panel quilt idea that can be made in an afternoon. Learn more here. Associate

Baby Talk Flannel Quilt

Baby Talk Flannel Quilt #ad

This is a fun baby quilt pattern made from flannels with a brick pieced backing. This quilt is reversible. The front is a printed panel with a brick border. Get the free baby quilt pattern by clicking the link and downloading the PDF. Affiliate Link to

Baby Wipes Case Cover

Make a super cute baby wipes cover with this free pattern and tutorial. Step-by-Step instructions will guide you through making this stripped wipes cover. Make It and Love It

Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Learn how to sew a contoured baby burp cloth with our free pattern and tutorial. This is a cute, easy and quick beginner sewing project. Make for yourself or give away as a baby gift.

Crib & Doll Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

Crib quilt has twenty-five blocks and with sawtooth border the quilt measures about 35". The doll quilt is four log blocks and measures about 17".

Diaper Bag

Make a cute quilted diaper bag with this free pattern and tutorial. The bag features pockets and a ruffled top edge. Cocoj Designs

Easy Strip Quilt

Easy Strip Quilt

A strip quilt is a quick, easy and time-saving way to whip up a quilt and is the ultimate quilt for beginner quilters.

Learn how to make a strip quilt with this photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions along with the video tutorial.

Flannel Baby Rag Quilt

This is the softest little quilt made of flannel using a strip piece method. Do It Yourself Divas

Four Patch Quilt - Easy Charm Pack Quilt Pattern

Four Patch Quilt - Easy Charm Pack Quilt Pattern

A four patch quilt pattern is a wonderful quilt for a beginner quilter and is a wonderful way to use charm packs.

Learn how to make a four patch quilt with this tutorial. Staff

I Spy Quilt

I Spy Quilt

I Spy Quilts are the perfect interactive quilt for toddlers. Sew up a cute I Spy quilt with this tutorial and a panel from Robert Kaufman Fabric. Staff

Learn To Quilt Series - How to Make A Quilt

Learn To Quilt Series - How to Make A Quilt

Learn how to make a quilt using 5 inch blocks. This quilt is a crib or baby sized quilt which is a great size to make for a first quilt and this one is simple to make.
A series of YouTube tutorials and written instruction will teach you how to cut the block, assemble the blocks, make a backing, layer and pin baste, quilt the top and bind the quilt.
With these simple step-by-step instructions even someone learning to sew can make a quilt.
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Nine Patch Pillow

Nine Patch Pillow

A traditional nine-patch block can be used for the front of a pillow. Learn how to make a cute pillow using this patchwork quilting method. Staff

Pieced Border Panel Quilt with Free Pattern

Pieced Border Panel Quilt with Free Pattern

This free panel quilt pattern is quick and easy to sew and will work with most panels from small quilts to wall hangings. It features two borders including a pieced border. Associate

Pinwheel Quilt

Pinwheel Quilt

With a simple and quick pinwheel quilt block, make an adorable baby crib quilt using the free double pinwheel quilt pattern. Associate

Quilted Bib

Learn how to sew an easy quilted baby bib with this free pattern and tutorial. This is a quick and easy project. My Sparkle

Scrap Color Baby Quilt Pattern

If you have a pile of scraps that you do not know how to use, how about making a baby quilt. This free tutorial will show you how. Free Quilt Patterns

Ships Ahoy! Make a Sailboat Quilt

Ships Ahoy! Make a Sailboat Quilt

Learn how to sew a Sailboat Quilt! With our free tutorial, use the classic sailboat block pattern to sew a quilt. Charming fabric stash buster quilt.
This charming nautical quilt is a perfect addition to a nautical themed bedroom or nursery, a beach or lake house or as a gift for someone who enjoys sailboats and sailing.

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