Easy Baby Quilt Patterns

Published: 10th September 2008
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Easy baby quilt patterns make the best gift for baby and mommy! Moms can never have too many baby quilts and one made especially for her baby will certainly become a treasured heirloom.

It isn't necessary to spend hours toiling away on a baby quilt, easy baby quilt patterns make just as nice gifts!

If you want to try quilting, an easy baby quilt pattern is a great way to start. The completed project is much smaller than a full or queen size quilt. Easy pattern plus smaller project equals a completed success!

The appliqu technique is one of the easiest ways to make an easy baby quilt pattern come to life. With appliqu, fabric is sewn to the quilt's top layer to form a pattern or design.

If appliquing by hand, many quilters use a blanket stitch to sew the fabric to the top layer. If using a sewing machine, quilters usually use a satin or zigzag stitch.

Two popular easy baby quilt patterns done by appliqu are Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. It is easy to make your own appliqu baby quilt pattern by using art from simple coloring books.

Look for coloring book pages that have thick, simple lines. Trace the design onto your fabric and cut out. It really is that simple.

Alphabet blocks also make easy baby quilt patterns. This design is often seen as a three-block dimensional pyramid. Each dimension of the blocks can be a different color or fabric pattern. Some choose to appliqu or embroidery the letters A, B and C onto the three blocks.

A nine patch is another easy baby quilt pattern. The nine patch, a pieced quilt pattern, would allow you to work a multitude of colors into the baby quilt. The same, simple nine patch takes on a completely different look when stitched in light pastels or in bright primary colors.

The "Happy Hearts" design is also an easy baby quilt pattern. It works nicely for both boys and girls. By folding fabrics and piecing them, you create a heart block. Your choice of fabrics and colors can make the same easy baby quilt pattern look very girly or perfectly boyish.

Piece strips together to create an easy baby quilt. Use strips of fabric. Sew them lenghtwise or widthwise, whichever look you prefer. Again, colors make all the difference. This is an easy baby quilt pattern but can look very complex, just by the fabrics you choose.

The easiest baby quilt pattern doesn't really need a pattern at all. Simply go to your favorite fabric store. Buy a print for the top and a solid coordinating color for the back side.

Sandwich your fiberfill between the printed and solid color layers. Pin to secure as needed and begin quilting. Finish the quilt up by completing its edges. If you feel like you need to be more creative with the quilting since you did not spend a lot of time on piecing a quilt, feel free to do so. If using cowboy fabric, why not quilt a rope design? Or, if making a quilt with ballerina fabric, you might choose to quilt with a ribbon design or even a girly flower design!

A yo-yo quilt is another easy baby quilt pattern, especially if given to an older baby. Some are concerned that the fabric yo-yos might leave tiny openings that a newborn could tangle a finger or toe in. Try to remember that no matter what easy baby quilt pattern you select, you will no doubt be creating a memory of your own to share with the baby in your life!
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Penny Halgren
http://www.TheQuiltingCoach.com

Penny has been a quilter for more than 27 years. She enjoys exploring all aspects of quilting and sharing her knowledge with all quilters. If you are looking for an Internet quilting club with a wide variety of resources for all level quilters, check out http://www.TheQuiltingCoach.com .


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