A simple baby-quilt pattern—free!

Let’s face it, every quilter needs a baby-quilt pattern at some point, right? Whether for your own child or grandchild, a charity program, or a guild project, you’re going to make a baby quilt and chances are, you want it to be quick and easy. And what makes a quick and easy pattern even better? When it’s free!

We want you to have this simple baby-quilt pattern, free. “Children’s Delight,” by Ursula Reikes, is from her bestselling book, Even More Quilts for Baby: Easy as A,B,C.

Children's Delight free baby quilt pattern
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This easy baby quilt looks adorable in any fabrics, so it can easily become your go-to pattern. Feature sweet nursery-rhyme prints like the version above, or make it in bright and bold prints like this “Giggling Gators” version for a completely different look. Imagine how fun it will be to choose fabrics!

Giggling Gators free baby quilt pattern
“Giggling Gators”

Baby quilts are fast and fun to make, and the first one often leads to more. Who knows where this free pattern might lead you?

For a great collection of other simple baby quilts to make, check out The Big Book of Baby Quilts. Whether you like traditional or modern, pieced or appliquéd, this jumbo selection of 87 patterns just might fill all your baby-quilt needs.

Quilts from the Big Book of Baby Quilts
A few of the many fun patterns in The Big Book of Baby Quilts

If you have a little more time to spend on your project, consider applying your appliqué skills to one of the unique patterns in Cheri Leffler’s Animal Parade.

Baby-quilt patterns from Animal Parade
“Kits and Caboodle” and “Froggy Serenade” from Animal Parade

These are just a few of the baby-quilt books you’ll find at ShopMartingale.com. Explore them all here.


How many baby quilts will you make this year? Tell us in the comments.


35 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Not sure how many I will make. I do have one in mind and this pattern will be great just have to get fabric suitable for babies.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on February 11, 2015
  • i have to make 3 but money is very tight and my health is really slowing me down:-(. So I am falling behind!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

    —Sonja McLane on February 11, 2015
  • For sure I will make 2- one for our quilt guild’s donation to charity and at least one for our church – we give one to each child baptized. I also have hopes to make one for our daughter – we are patiently waiting for a grandchild-someday.

    —Nancy on February 11, 2015
  • So far I have made 4 baby quilts. I belong to a charity quilting group that meet once a month and we make different size quilts for children’s homes, women’s shelters, nursing homes, where ever there is a need. It is rewarding work, knowing that a simple quilt can bring so much joy into someone’s life.

    —connie b on February 11, 2015
  • I get requests for lots of baby quilts. I suppose I make about 20 year. I donate 4 to Quilts for Kids (a great charity!), and the remainder go to babies of friends, family, and co-workers. I have a few patterns that I like, and all are fun, easy and quick to make!

    —Joan on February 11, 2015
  • Know that I will need at least one and am hoping for more 🙂 Would love for our granddaughter to have a sibling, but am keeping our mouths shut– not easy!

    —Kate on February 11, 2015
  • I’ll make at least four baby quilts. Not for anyone in particular, but because they will satisfy my desire to have a finished project and then of course someone will end up having a baby or there will be a shower so then I have a gift ready!

    Annette J. on February 11, 2015
  • Will probably end up making at least 25 as I sew for several donation groups besides for myself. And right now I have quite a collection of bright, fun prints that are crying to be used!

    —Diana on February 11, 2015
  • I make at least 12 baby quilts a year for charity.

    Janet on February 11, 2015
  • My grandchildren are still in their teens so I have a few more years before I start making baby quilts for them, but I would like to make a boy quilt and girl quilt for each of them to have in the future and I will just put them in a hope chest.

    —Barbara on February 11, 2015
  • First of all, I’ll have to finish the two quilts that were promised to a friend when she was pregnant with her 1st child (over 3 years ago). Did I mention that I have an affliction known as procrastination? Also, have two others that only need to be "sandwiched and quilted". So, 4 and hopefully, more. I’d love to empty the box of "infant/child" fabric this year.

    —debra lee on February 11, 2015
  • At least two, my daughter is having twins. Haven’t heard of any other babies due, but the year is young.

    —JudyW on February 11, 2015
  • When I started quilting in 1999, Ursula’s first book Quilts for Baby was the one that I bought.. I made several quilts from that book. Then I bought her second one More Quilts for Baby, and agsin made some quilts from the book. I finslly bought the third one Even More Quilts for Baby, making quilts from it, as well. I love her fun and easy patterns.

    —Pat L on February 11, 2015
  • Have made 2 for our new great grandson, born in January; and I make 12 to 24 a year for charity, usually very quick and simple pieced or appliqued quilts in child-friendly colors. This is where I find good uses for my leftover strips and scraps. Thank you for this free quilt pattern which will be used to make an upcoming quilt for a child in need of a big hug, a great pattern for my "too-cute to toss" fabrics.

    —Melanie on February 11, 2015
  • WoW!! what a great book. I am always making baby quilts. Some years more than others, but this year I will make about 30, if all goes well. Thanks charlotte

    —charlotte on February 11, 2015
  • I’m starting on one for a great niece who is arriving in April. No others planned for, but that could change.

    —Karen A on February 11, 2015
  • I have been busy, we just had our first of 3 grandchildren due within 3 month of each other. I have made each a quilt and a tummy time blanket. also my girls have friends having babies, with this I will probably make 10 this year. what a good feeling to make so many blankets to give away. each person is overwhelmed to receive a handmade gift for their new baby

    —karen b on February 11, 2015
  • I donate baby quilts to our local Eden Clinic; usually giving them several per year but also am expecting a new great grandchild and a new grand niece or nephew. Love the patterns in the Big Book of Baby Quilts. I imagine I’ll be making 5 or 6 at least and maybe more depending on how much time I’m able to devote to it.

    —Nancy on February 11, 2015
  • Since I make a aby quilt for every baby born in our ward (church) I really never know how many I will be making. A guess would be atleast 6. And each one is different and unique to the theme the parents have chosen.

    —Sheila Gaston on February 11, 2015
  • Oodles. My first grandson was born two weeks ago. he has 1 floor quilt to date but another is planned. Then he will need quilts to leave at his other grandparents home, his great grandmother’s, his aunts…. It appears that I will be quite busy and then there is that book about sewing games that is on my wishlist. What fun awaits me and we mustn’t forget the cuddles. I’m in seventh heaven

    —Kerry Grose on February 11, 2015
  • Well, with 5 adult children, you’d think I’d have at least one grandchild! But, only one of my children has a girlfriend, and who knows where that relationship is heading!!! So, my guess for this year is probably none! Though, I will be making a quilt for the girlfriend’s 21st birthday later this year. And who knows what that will do 😉

    —SueP on February 11, 2015
  • thank you so much for this FREE pattern!
    I am already planning to make one or 2

    —Flor Chavarria on February 11, 2015
  • I am in the process of making 2 baby quilts. Will be making a couple more this year.

    Barbara on February 11, 2015
  • I’ve already made one for my newest great grandson. I made the one patch from your book Quilts for Baby Easy as ABC. I love this book and have used it for many baby quilts I’ve made. I’ll probably be making at least 4 or 5 more this year. I ‘d love to get the new book Even more Quilts for Baby. Making baby quilts is so much fun.

    —Donna on February 11, 2015
  • I usually make about 10 to 12 a month. One for my quilt group that we give to charity and my guild who donates them to hospitals.

    —Jeanette on February 11, 2015
  • I will probably do at least one per week….Last year I made 100–83 were for Quilts of Valor!

    Barbara Winkler on February 11, 2015
  • have made 18 and 12 pillowcases for our Downs charity.

    —Carol Ann KELLETT on February 12, 2015
  • I usually make at least 4 a year. Presently making one for my grandson’s teacher in blues and browns. So fun.

    —Linda on February 12, 2015
  • Don’t know how many total, but I do know that my fingers are itching to get started on one (or more) of the adorable animal quilts in Cheri Leffler’s book. I bought it just as soon as I could last year. Can’t wait, now to the taske of choosing which will be first. Ahhh, decisions, decisions.

    —Cindy on February 13, 2015
  • I usually make four or five a year. I will try this one soon. Many thanks!

    —Sharon Simons on February 13, 2015
  • I have 2 in work right now. And this pattern is so cute, I’ll have to make at least a couple from it. You never have to look far to find someone in need of a baby blanket.

    —Pearl on February 13, 2015
  • I have made two so far. Maybe one a month.

    —Linda Christianson on February 14, 2015
  • One new one, for sure, this year. That will make 14 grands and 3 great-grands.

    Donna on February 17, 2015
  • I have no idea. no announcements yet but you never know…..

    —Suzanne Keal on February 18, 2015
  • How large do you make a baby quilt

    —Vivian on February 27, 2015

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