I love to make baby quilts for new babies, they are my go-to project because they are a quick afternoon sew. We’ve shown lots of examples of fun baby quilts over the years, but these strip quilts are some of my favorites. They are simple to cut and sew up and then you have a nice gift that will be treasured for years to come.
This particular quilt is for a new niece that is to be born in a couple of weeks and since by brother was up here visiting I hurried to finish it up so he could take it home for their new bundle of joy. It’s just a simple quilt with 3 different solids and then a cute binding that makes the quilt pop.
Here is what you need for the simple baby quilt pattern.
- White Fabric–5/8 yard of fabric
- Pink Fabric–1/2 yard of fabric
- Grey Fabric–2.5″ strip of grey
- Binding Fabric–1/3 yard
- Cut 9 strips of white fabric 2.5″ by width of fabric.
- Cut 1 strip of grey fabric 2.5″ by width of fabric.
- Cut 7 strips of pink (or blue) fabric 2.5″ by width of fabric.
- Layout your strips according to the diagram below.
- Place one white strip on top of one pink strip and sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Repeat step #5 for each sets of two strips. Press seams toward darker fabric.
- Once all the sets of two strips, then sew into sets of 4 strips. Press seams toward darker fabric. (One set will have 5.)
- Sew all the sets together until you have a quilt top. (Note–I like to sew in sets because it keeps the quilt from swaying to one side as sometimes happens if you start at the top and then sew each strip on until you reach the bottom).
- Quilt as desired.
- Bind the quilt according to these directions found HERE.
And you are done! A quick and simple baby quilt that is perfect for snuggling a new family member!