My Go To Baby Quilt Pattern/Tutorial

It seems like every time I turn around, someone else I know is having a baby! I thought I would show you a quick way to make a baby quilt using just one charm pack and some background yardage. First, here are a couple baby quilts I’ve made with this pattern and gifted.

On to the tutorial. I got this charm pack free with a recent Craftsy order.

I’m going to cut 2 1/2 inch by 5 inch rectangles from both the charm pack and the back ground fabric. I love my die cutter and use it whenever I can, but I don’t have a die this size and shape. No worries. I cut 5 inch strips and placed them on my 2 1/2 inch strip cutter die like this.

That made quick work of things! Next I placed my charm squares on the same die. Those two off to the side were not needed, so I didn’t cut them.

Time to sew! I match up one background piece and one print piece and feed them through.

I ended up with 80 blocks to be set 8 by 10.

These blocks will measure 4 by 4 1/2 inches when sewn together. Time to throw them up on the design wall and play!

I think I’m gonna like this one too! Stay tuned.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to My Go To Baby Quilt Pattern/Tutorial

  1. anudge says:

    Great plan. They are lovely.

  2. Zenia Rene says:

    I like EVERYTHING you create!

  3. Quick and easy pattern. I love the colours.

  4. Sharon says:

    I can’t believe this quilt only uses one charm pack! Really cute idea!

  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    That is a great pattern/tutorial. The fabrics and even the quilting make them look different and shine in their own way. I think your go-to is even quicker than my usual nine-patch go-to. I’ll keep this in mind! Baby quilts seem to go in waves – nothing for a few months and then wham – several are needed. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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