Sometimes baby quilt patterns for beginners can be just smaller versions of bigger quilts. As a general rule, I tend to make baby quilts about 36″ square. That gives you a decent size quilt that you can wrap around baby or that you can put on the floor for baby to lie on. An easy baby quilt pattern can be made by using suitable fabric – the shops are full of beautiful fabrics aimed at babies. When my children were small it was all pastel colours – pink for girls and powder blue for boys – but I far prefer the striking fabrics that are available these days. It is also felt that babies respond better to strong colours, so that’s another reason for using bold, primary colours in your quilt design.
In the free baby quilt patterns that follow, I have tried to use a variety of different styles of easy quilts to give you plenty of choice. Not only are they generally quick to make, but they also make great beginner projects because you can see the results of your work so much more quickly. Just click on any photo below to see the pattern of your choice with full instructions.
Free baby quilt patterns