21 Free Quilt Patterns for Babies and Kids

vintage blue rotating triangle-squares diamond quilt
Photo: Marty Baldwin

Use our step-by-step instructions and free quilt patterns to make sweet quilts for a baby in your life.

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Monogram Baby Quilt

baby in crib with pink monogram "b" baby quilt
Greg Scheidemann

Create a personalized quilt for someone you love. This monogrammed crib quilt is perfect for a boy or girl.

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Pinwheel Baby Quilting Project

vintage-inspired pinwheel and chenille baby quilt on crib
Greg Scheidemann

Soft chenille and polka-dot pinwheels make this vintage-inspired design the perfect gift to celebrate a baby's birth. A mixture of blue, pink, and yellow fabric allows this quilt to be used in a boy's or girl's room.

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Diamond Baby Quilt

whimsical bright diamond baby quilt on crib
Cameron Sadeghpour

Brightly colored half-squared triangles produce vibrant diamonds in this quickly pieced baby quilt. Whimsical prints make this design a perfect nursery accent.

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Vintage Baby Quilt

pink and green vintage baby quilt and toddler in crib
Andy Lyons

Make this crib quilt in no time with quick strip piecing and rotary cutting techniques. Light pink fabric mixed with subdued greens and blues gives this quilt a vintage feel.

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Quick Spring-Inspired Quilt

spring-inspired quilt with pastel yellow on sofa
Greg Scheidemann

Simple squares and rectangles combine with sashing to create a quick quilt for baby in springtime pastels.

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Interactive Quilting Project

bold red and blue "I Spy" quilt and toddler boy
Cameron Sadeghpour

This quick, interactive quilting pattern uses a playful mix of prints that reflect a child's favorite things. To enhance the illusion that novelty prints are actually being magnified, carefully match their background color to that of the applique foundations.

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Easy Applique Quilt

bright colorful applique quilt with stars, flowers, hearts and words
Perry L. Struse

Fusible web makes this applique quilting project fast and easy. Vibrant colors and sassy prints produce an eye-catching addition to nursery home decor.

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Easy Panel Quilt

muted peach and green baby quilt with tree, swing and animals
Scott Little

Make a preprinted panel the focal point of a fun kid's quilt. Use border stripes to draw attention to the design.

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Quick Dinosaur Quilt

quick bold dinosaur quilt with blocks, circles and border
Scott Little

Stitch up this whimsical quilt in just a day. Choose fabrics that match your child's personality or interests. This quilt, for example, is all about dinosaurs.

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Fall-Inspired Quilting Project

square autumn-inspired orange baby quilt with owls
Craig Anderson

This autumn-inspired wall hanging will brighten any baby room. Patterned fabrics create a homey, comforting feel.

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Birthday Quilting Project

blue birthday autograph quilt
Jay Wilde

Create a keepsake child's quilt. This quilting project is a table cover that birthday partygoers can autograph.

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Hungry Caterpillar Quilting Project

The Very Hungry Caterpillar-inspired children's quilt
Craig Anderson

Use vibrant prints, panels, and borders to make a quick and easy quilt. This quilting project uses prints from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Fill big areas with large-scale prints, fussy-cutting the prints to highlight graphic images.

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Zigzag Quilting Project

bright and bold zigzag chevron quilt
Scott Little

Flannels create a kid-friendly throw. The simple piecing techniques make this quilt a great baby shower or children's birthday gift. Simply add or delete zigzag units to yield the desired size.

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Play Mat Quilting Project

square quilted baby play mat with farm-inspired fabric
Marty Baldwin

Keep a quilt's intended use in mind when planning fabric placement. This children's quilt is designed to lay on the floor so the border panels face out on all sides.

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Faux Headboard Quilting Project

blue and purple floral faux headboard quilt
Scott Little

Create a faux headboard for a little girl's bed. Make three blocks, arrange them in a horizontal row, and add borders to make a cute quilt wall hanging. To complete the look, sew a couple more blocks into matching throw pillows.

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Starry Night Quilting Project

green, blue and red starry night square quilt
Marty Baldwin

This bright kid's quilt replicates a sky of bright stars. For more impact at quilt corners, fussy-cut 6-inch squares to use in each outer border corner, as seen here.

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Bedtime Quilting Project

nighttime-themed blue and yellow children's quilt
Marty Baldwin

Make a baby quilt perfect for bedtime. The whimsical, moon-inspired prints in this quilting project are ideal for a crib quilt.

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Polka-Dot Quilting Project

whimsical colorful polka-dot square quilt
Kritsada Panichgul

Polka dots give this quilt a sense of playfulness and whimsy, delightful for hanging on the wall in a child's room.

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Sweet and Simple Quilt

bright and colorful feminine floral quilt with stripes

Make a quilt to cuddle up with on a cool fall day. This pint-size quilt is perfect for keeping a baby or toddler warm.

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Flannel Baby Quilt

soft pastel flannel children's quilt with stripes
Marty Baldwin

Soft, pastel flannels give this quilt a calming feel. The complete project is perfect for a baby or toddler.

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Diamond Baby Quilt

vintage blue rotating triangle-squares diamond quilt
Marty Baldwin

Rotating triangle-squares create an overall diamond pattern on this baby quilt. The solid blue fabric ties together the variety of feed-sack prints visually.

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