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Favorite Baby Quilts

By December 26, 2006

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We have a Baby Quilts folder here on About Quilting, but the patterns in it were designed by other people. I'd like to make a few baby quilts and write the patterns for them, but I'm not sure which types to begin with. If you have a minute, I'd appreciate it if you would use the comments button to tell me what kind of baby quilts you would be most interested in seeing on the Web site. Thanks!


December 26, 2006 at 10:21 pm
(1) Linda says:

As we are about to become grandparents of twin boys, I would like to see a pattern using appliqued balloons or kites onto which could be embroidered the data of the baby’s birth.Thank you very much.

December 27, 2006 at 3:47 pm
(2) Susan says:

I make quilts for an organization which donates to Safe Place and other organizations that help children at risk – ages up to 15. I would like simple quilt patterns which can be made rather quickly. My emphasis is on quan-tity rather than complexity. Thanks – Susan

December 28, 2006 at 10:27 am
(3) pam says:

Our quilting bee has a favorite pattern for making baby quilts we donate to charity. We cut 8.5 inch squares of muslin; use a fine, permanent black marker to trace coloring book pictures (bugs, dinosaurs, Suzy Zoo, etc); then spend time at our bee coloring the muslin blocks with crayons! It’s a great way to relax around a table with friends. (Best to use lots of crayon shades to deepen the value of the color.) Iron the crayon blocks to set the color. Then we alternate these crayon blocks with either 4-patches, or 8.5 inch squares of bright fabrics. Add a 2 or 3 inch border, and voila, you have a darling washable quilt. My 6 year old granddaughter loves to color and she’s working on her own colored blocks using pictures I trace (in permanent black ink) from her favorite coloring books. It’s also a fun way for co-workers to contribute to a baby quilt for the expectant colleague.

December 28, 2006 at 4:37 pm
(4) Janet W says:

Thank you all for the suggestions. I’ll put some thought into those and see what I can come up with!

December 29, 2006 at 3:47 pm
(5) Jessica says:

As a thirysomething year old my friends are popping out babies at alarming rates. As soon as I finish one, I’m having to start another. I’m looking for new ideas at this point…I’m getting bored of modifying the same pattern. I’d like to see more things that are quick and easy. I like strip piecing and the scrappy look. On the site now, my favorite was the Baby Four Patch. More stuff like that please.

December 31, 2006 at 2:38 pm
(6) Judy says:

Because it is winter, different patterns of rag quilts using flannelette (which give frayed edges)would be a consideration. Tried the Xmas rag quilt using non-Xmas flannelette and it turned out great!

January 3, 2007 at 6:58 am
(7) Charlotte says:

I’m looking for a quilt pattern of Little Dutch Boy and Little Dutch Gir1. I’ve never made one but a lady that came to our Church yard sale was asking for one.

January 3, 2007 at 9:37 am
(8) Mary says:

Would like to see quilts designs for toddlers and or preschool age children. I made a quilt for my grandaughter’s first Chrismas in 2004 and would like to make her another quilt for next Christmas when she’ll be three. I prefer simple pieced quilts that can be easily machine quilted.

January 3, 2007 at 9:50 am
(9) Val says:

Something that would easily use a medium- to large-size novelty print would be great!

January 3, 2007 at 10:09 am
(10) Yolanda says:

I would like more mature baby quilts, not so cutsy. They tend to outgrow those so quickly. I am wanting to make possibly an animal kingdom quilt but using browns, blacks, beige, dark greens, fabrics with embroidered animals.

January 3, 2007 at 10:39 am
(11) Rita says:

I would like patterns for baby quilts that are quick, but don’t look quick. I make baby quilts that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, the babies are now coming in bunches. I like bright primary colors that the children can use for much longer than the infant stage. Quilts with great big blocks look, to me, to be “quick” quilts. I like things that look a little more thought out…strip piecing is good.

THanks for your help.

January 3, 2007 at 10:41 am
(12) debbie says:

Hi, I did a baby quilt using the reverse applique rag technique, turned out beautiful. These are quick, requires no batting or quilting.

January 3, 2007 at 10:45 am
(13) Frances says:

I grew up with a beloved quilt, and passed it on to my children, of Sunbonnet Sue. It was done in red and white, my mothers favorite colors and now my daughters favorite. I would love to see the “Redwork” embroidery Alphabet quilt of Sunbonnet Sue adapted for use as applique’s. Quilt World, now Quilters-world, magazine apparently featured this pattern in 1989-1990 time frame, but the pattern is no longer available from them.

January 3, 2007 at 11:08 am
(14) Ruth says:

I want to make a baby quilt for a friend. She has sent me a picture cd with pictures of the baby from birth to 4 months. I would like something quick and in colors that will not distact from the color photos of the baby.

January 3, 2007 at 2:41 pm
(15) Marge says:

People might enjoy a version of a bandana quilt – where you just join bandanas in some appealing color scheme, such as pastels or blue and red. I like to make bandana quilts for babies when they become mobile – great to take on family outings when you want a reasonably clean surface for the crawler, since at that age they tend to eat anything they can get their hands on! Quilt back can be a coordinating color juvenile print or a sheet. I’ve used a flannel sheet as filler for this kind of quilt to give more substance.

January 4, 2007 at 11:42 am
(16) Linda says:

Hi I would like to see “medallion” or “Big Block” type quilts with bigger pieces and no more than 6-8 colors in the completed quilt. Thanks

January 4, 2007 at 2:57 pm
(17) Sharon says:

I would like to add to the pleas for quick quilts that don’t look too quick and use strip piecing. It seems that I don’t always have a lot of warning for when I’ll need a baby quilt and quilts are my prefered gift for expecting couples!

January 4, 2007 at 6:47 pm
(18) Rose says:

My favorite baby quilts to make lately are one large block — like the carpenter’s wheel. Enlarge it, add a border, and viola.

January 5, 2007 at 6:18 am
(19) Gloria Lowe says:

Quick, easy, fast, and of course cute!!! From 12×12 to regular baby quilt size. Do lots of charity sewing and would enjoy making cute quilts but at a decent rate of production. All machine done or tied not quilted. Unfortunately, some of these quilts may never be washed so I also perfer some darker colors.

January 5, 2007 at 7:32 am
(20) susan says:

I would like to see more quilts for boys,not so cutesy, and more toddler to preschool age. These are very hard to find. Thank you. Susan

January 7, 2007 at 3:21 pm
(21) Margaret says:

Hello,I would Love to see a few quilt patterns for toddlers. boy and girl-bright and easy to put together.
Many thanks
looking forward to see what you come-up with

January 8, 2007 at 10:48 pm
(22) Marlene says:

Would love some applique. Have just got into quilting and gathered up lots of fabric, but get confused when trying to decide on a design. Something reasonably quick and easy. Also to be able to incorporate machine embroidery in somewhere

January 16, 2007 at 8:39 am
(23) CMD says:

Our church group makes baby quilts for several charities. We’re always looking for crib size quilt patterns which are easy and colorful. I just printed the baby four patch and will reduce it in size.

March 30, 2007 at 11:37 am
(24) Barbie says:

In between pay checks, there was an un-expected Birthday gift I had to come up with, so “bright idea”.. make something. The only thing I had laying around were some old bandana’s (kid’s had used for a play in school). Hot pink and light pink. I alternated them, using 2 side by side and 3 down, just sewing them together and I used the alternating color (taking one bandana cutting into 4 equal squares, and cutting each little square into a heart). In the center of each big square I applied the little heart with a zig zag stitch. I found an old blanket, which I used for batting, and a pink flannel sheet, ended up being the backing. The ladies at work fell in love with this little lap quilt and now all of them have put in their orders for their birthdays. This little quilt is the perfect size for a baby quilt, pinks and purples for girls, and the bright red’s and blues for boys. Also great for teenagers.. both of my girls have larger sizes on their beds. The best thing, can be made very inexpensively. I bought my bandana’s for $5.00 a dozen and made 6 of these out of 2 dozen.

March 30, 2007 at 11:44 am
(25) Barbie says:

My mistake… 3 out of 2 dozen. 6 bandana’s per quilt, plus 2 for the hearts.

August 14, 2007 at 10:25 am
(26) Diane says:

I would love to hear more details on heat setting the crayon quilt blocks. This sounds like so much fun and can appeal to any child’s age depending on the coloring book you trace from. Please give more instructions. t-y

September 5, 2007 at 7:06 pm
(27) alma sims says:

i’m looking for embroidery or quilt pattern w/birth announcement

September 15, 2007 at 11:00 pm
(28) carolyn says:

I am looking for the little dutch boy and girl pattern for my grandchildren. My 5 year old granddaughter has asled for the little dutch girl quilt for christmas and i want to make the little dutch boy for my 3 year old grandson.

March 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm
(29) Eunice says:

I’m looking for the Little Dutch Boy/Girl appliqué quilt pattern. Anybody know where I can get one?

April 10, 2008 at 11:52 am
(30) Charlotte says:

I am looking for a little dutch girl and or boy pattern with the wooden shoes and the dutch hat to applique for a friend of mine. It is apparently not the same thing as a sunbonnet sue and sam.


July 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm
(31) Lisa Snyder says:

I’m looking for the pattern from Sunbonnet Sue titled “P.S. I Love You”. Or please tell me where I can get the book with that pattern since I misplaced my best friends copy? It’s her Birthday and I would love to give her the pattern as a gift. Please Help!

August 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm
(32) Barbara Rex says:

I am looking for toddler patterns (my twin grandchildren –a boy and a girl) will be turning three. Something not too babyish– simple yet really cute. I saw something done with children’s art that was adorable but cannot find directions or a pattern. It was from “Simply Quilts” show with Alex Anderson. Can you help??

November 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm
(33) Gail says:

I am looking for a Little Dutch Boy & Little Dutch Girl quilting pattern to make for my Mother. I have been unable to locate these patters, can anyone help me??
My Granmother made this quilt for my Mother when she was a child. Pattern has disappeared. My Mother is now 80 and I would so like to make one for Mom. She tried to purchase one at an estate sale but it was just for display . Please help!

December 29, 2008 at 3:50 pm
(34) Jan says:

I found a dutch girl pattern herehttp://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=429 it’s under quilting in the kids not baby quilt section

April 14, 2009 at 9:18 am
(35) Sarah Watson says:

I am looking for a quilt pattern, The Little Dutch Girl and Boy with wooden shoes and dutch hat. Thanks for your time and have a blessed day and life. Sarah Watson

May 9, 2009 at 6:59 am
(36) Gail says:

I completed an Applique-Alphabet quilt for my Grand-Daughter last year and she loves it, i would love to make a Nursery Rhyme quilt but find it hard to get applique blocks for this

January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm
(37) Sharon says:

I too would like to see more boy quilt patterns in the 7yrs and up. I have four grandkids 3 boys and one girl. The boys are always the hardset to quilt for. Thanks

February 3, 2010 at 11:37 am
(38) Jane says:

The Sunbonnet Family of Quilt Patterns by Dolores Hinson has Dutch boy and girl applique patterns for quilting for those who are looking.

March 1, 2010 at 12:01 am
(39) Sandra says:

Hi, I have an original Dutch Boy quilt pattern that was or is my husband’s that his grandmother made for him. Somewhere in the family is his sister’s little dutch girl pattern also. These are pieces only, but complete. It has not been pieced together as of yet, but could be photographed perhaps for patterns.
If it has not been destroyed, there is a box of quilt pieces that still hae newspaper clippings for patterns on them that dte back to 1956…and perhaps later. Some of this material is obsolete. If any quilters mght be intersted, these are hand cut pieces. I will see if I can obtain them. would love to see something done with them before they are destroyed all together.

March 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm

i have been looking -but cannot find the patterns for the little dutch boy & girl- if any one has these patterns please let me know- thanks so much-lillie

May 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm
(41) Elizabeth says:

My grandmother made a Dutch boy and Dutch girl quilt when my mom was a child. My mom always talks about how she thought that was the most beautiful quilt she ever saw. The quilt was made in the 30s. I have been looking for the pattern so I could make one for my mom. Does anyone have this pattern? I have Sunbonnet Sue, the Dutch children are different. Ant help would be greatly appreciated

May 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm
(42) Janet Wickell says:

Sue, I have templates for those and will get them posted.

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