Sew Santa sew! Quick Christmas quilts to make for baby (+ sale)


Christmas is right around the corner. Google says only 77 sleeps left. And who is more excited to experience the magic of Christmas than the littlest of littles in our lives—babies and other tiny tykes!

Monogrammed-quiltWhat better way to show a little one your love than to stitch up a gift that they can snuggle, cuddle, wrap up in, play on, and otherwise make their favorite blankey of all time? We can’t think of one. And with 77 sleeps left until Christmas, you can easily whip up a stack of baby quilts from our adorable eBooks on sale this week.

(If you crochet (or want to learn), scroll to the end of this post for a super-cute way to create some holiday fun for babies and toddlers too. Beginning crocheters welcome!)

We’ve chosen a favorite project from each eBook below—click on a pic to see more from each eBook. And save a whopping 40% this week only.

Nap and NodNap and Nod: 12 Adorable Baby Quilts
Myra Harder

We love this sweet Peas in a Pod design—and the circles provide a built-in way to personalize it. Use the circles for names, dates, initials, appliquéd shapes, or anything else you can dream up. The letters and numbers in the quilt are made of plush fabric—fuzzy fun for tiny fingers.

Peas in a Pod

More baby quilts from
Nap and Nod

Warm WelcomeWarm Welcome: Cozy Quilts for Baby
Mary Hickey

Choose two shades of one color and two shades of another, add a background fabric, and you’re on your way to stitching Mary Hickey’s Petite Trellis quilt. This repeat-block quilt is super-simple to piece, and it’s perfect for pinks, blues, and more gender-neutral colors.

Just as much as we love the quilt, we love what Mary Hickey says about creating quilts for babies: “Of course quilts provide warmth for the babies that we love. More than that, though, quiltmaking allows us to make a piece of art that expresses our dreams for our tiny friends.”


Petite Trellis quilt

More baby quilts from
Warm Welcome

Related: 10 Tips for Machine Quilting Baby Quilts

Sweet and Simple Baby QuiltsSweet and Simple Baby Quilts
Mary Hickey

Mary’s Bright Garden quilt is both timeless and fun. The traditional Chimney Stone block gets a vibrant makeover, and strip piecing makes for an easy sewing spree from start to finish.

Plus, Mary’s bright color choices are just right for girls or boys. Too cute!

Bright Garden

More from
Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts

Bathtime Buddies Bathtime Buddies: 20 Crocheted Animals from the Sea
Megan Kreiner

These fantastic crocheted sea creatures live a double life! On land they’re fun and friendly playthings; toss them in the tub and they transform into squishy tub toys to delight and entertain little ones at bath time. Each toy is made from cotton yarn, terry cloth, and natural sponge stuffing. Our favorite vignette from the book finds Dudley the Diver sharing sea space with a spirited Dolphin.

(New to crochet? No matter—in addition to project directions, basic how-to-crochet instructions are included. You can dive right in!)

Diver and Dolphin

We adore the Starfish and the Jellyfish too:

Starfish and Jellyfish

How many little ones will you spend time with this Christmas? Tell us in the comments!

14 Comments (leave a comment)

  • We’ve only got one truly little one in our family/extended family right now, but she’ll be loved & spoiled 🙂

    —Heather V on October 10, 2016
  • Four! 8 yrs, 4 yrs, 3 yrs, 1 month! It’s so fun to watch them enjoy things for the first time!

    Oh boy, that’s a full house, Jetta! And a fun house, we’ll bet! –Jenny

    —Jetta on October 11, 2016
  • I’ll get to spend Christmas with my two little M&M’s. We have seven grandchildren alas they live miles from us were very lucky to have two who live within 15 miles were so blessed with all our grandbabies

    "Little M&Ms" – too cute, Valerie! <3 --Jenny

    —Valerie Thompson on October 11, 2016
  • Two little grandgirls! But our little community has two new additions – both are boys – and they will certainly need "blankies". One is ready to go, one more left to finish.

    —JanG on October 11, 2016
  • Our little munchkins have all grown past the baby stage, all in school or older. Still fun to be with them. Kathy in colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on October 11, 2016
  • None this year but one next year. My first grandchild is due in February next year, so I shall have lots of time to make something for that first Christmas with baby.

    —Ondrea on October 11, 2016
  • I’ll be spending Christmas with two little ones, a grand niece who will be 23 months old and a grand nephew who will be 6 month old. It’s always more fun with the little ones.

    —Leah K on October 12, 2016
  • After having 5 granddaughters; my oldest granddaughter JUST had a baby boy, her first child ; my daughter’s first grandchild,my first great grandchild .And now Colton is the first nephew to four wonderful aunts and one great uncle. We are so excited. He was born 9-13-16. I could forever make new quilts for him!

    —Linda on October 12, 2016
  • just one so he’ll get extra special stitched goodies. Thank you for this post..right on time for holiday stitching and baby gift making ideas.

    —Diane Beavers on October 14, 2016
  • 12 Great Grandchildren and they all live close. It is a great time.

    —Julie on October 14, 2016
  • Christmas Day is spent with our grown children who do not as yet have children. But the Sunday after we visit my mother and get to see my siblings’ grandchildren: all 10 of them, 8 of them under 12 years old! It’s a wonderful get-together for all of us.

    —Linda Towers on October 14, 2016
  • Our "little ones" are 15, 14, 13, and 12!! Their favorite gifts now are Pillowcases. I make them from sports fabrics in which they participate or some of their favorite things–emojis, animals, pets, funny sayings, Christmas etc. It’s fun to see their eyes light up even as teenagers:)

    —Diane on October 14, 2016
  • Have a one year old great grandson to love and cuddle and spoil.

    —Karen B. on October 15, 2016
  • I have 5 wonderful boys. Three grandsons ages 5, 4 and 2. Then I have twin nephews who are 4.I love having all 5 of boys together.

    —Sandie on October 16, 2016

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