This time of year we just can’t get enough of baby quilts, especially the cutest of the cute in baby quilt designs! Looking for a baby shower gift that will be treasured for years to come? Quilting a handmade creation is sure to make an impression on the parents to be. But there’s not always enough time to put together a complex quilt pattern, especially when you’re sewing on a deadline and looking for quick quilting ideas.
Thankfully, there are several cute and quick baby quilt designs that you can whip up in an afternoon or a weekend. Here are some more of our favorites!
The Modern Strip Quilt blogged at Holly and Olive is an easy baby quilt design that doesn’t take much time or precision to put together. Simply cut fabric strips of different sizes along the width of your fabric, and sew them together to make a quick quilt top. If you like this look, check out more strip quilt patterns.
A great go-to baby quilt design is the disappearing nine-patch pattern. This Spring Baby Quilt from Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts is one example of this quilt, which starts with 3×3 grids of Charm Squares sewn together and then quartered. The new blocks are mixed up and reassembled into a quilt top. For a quick visual tutorial of this method, visit Sew Fantastic.
The Sophie Car Seat Quilt by Jennie of Clover and Violet for Moda Bake Shop is another ideal pre-cut quilt design to use precut fabric squares. The quilt is made from half-square triangles set on point and sashed in background fabric, and you can sew optional fabric straps on the sides to tie onto a baby’s car seat or stroller.
Perhaps one of the most well-known baby quilt designs is the Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! The quilt is great for Charm Packs and it uses 38 5” x 5” fabric squares and your choice of a solid fabric for sashing. With minimal cutting required, this quilt top is easy to whip up in an afternoon!
If you’re not sure of the baby’s sex, it might be a good idea to make a baby quilt design that utilizes the primary colors. Made by Rae shares her Crayon Box Quilt tutorial in a guest post for Sew Mama Sew. The quilt features a white background and hourglass blocks in bright solids for a fun nursery quilt that works great for both boys or girls.
The Quilt Triangles Baby Quilt at Craft Buds is another quilt baby quilt design to whip up for a newborn. This free quilt pattern uses six coordinating fat quarters which are assembled into half-square triangles eight at a time for a super-speedy quilt top! If you choose prints similar to those shown, you can be sure that stains and spills will be camouflaged.
The Crinkle Quilt by Palak of Make it Handmade is a fun baby quilt design which uses something little ones love—texture. Pieced from a layer cake and one yard of background fabric, the strips of this quilt are first pieced and then gathered to get the ruffled effect. Doesn’t this baby quilt look incredibly fluffy?
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