Monday, October 9, 2023

30+ Applique Baby Quilt Patterns

Applique baby quilts are a stunning way to celebrate the birth of a new baby. They can be used for d├ęcor, wall hangings, and for a crib blanket. From machine applique to needle-turn applique I have a wide variety of quilts to keep you busy.


Let's make some applique baby quilt patterns. I have free baby quilt patterns for all applique styles. Take a look at these lovely designs.

Love making baby blankets? Check out this big list of over 50 baby quilt patterns!

Need a gender specific option?  I've got you covered with with baby boy quilts and baby girl quilts.

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Snag a free quilt pattern to try your hand at applique quilting. Applique is a lovely technique perfect for making baby quilts. 

secret garden applique quilt
Secret Garden by Craft Passion

Let's start with a lovely floral and garden inspired free pattern. This is perfect for a baby girl room, that is full of whimsy.

rubber ducky applique quilt pattern
Rubber Ducky by Queen Bee Designs (Image by Cat Patches)

A perfect color combination for a gender neutral option for baby's nursery. Swap out the green for gray for an even more gender neutral option. Or if you want to go more gender specific, use pink, purple, or blue. 

applique playmat quilt
Applique Play Mat Quilt by Suzy Quilts

Want a fun and functional baby applique quilt pattern? This one can be used as a blanket or play mat.  Try out hand applique with this pattern to make the buildings and other landmarks. Little boys will love playing on this fun quilt.

personalized name quilt
Personalized Name Quilt by Southern Sewing Co.

How fun is this idea for a free applique baby quilt pattern? Add the little girl or little boy's name to personalize the blanket. It's such a simple baby quilt, yet stunning.


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In this section I am featuring applique baby quilt patterns that you can purchase. A lot of work goes into creating quilting patterns. So let's support those talented small business owners who create applique designs.

woodland creatures applique quilt pattern
Woodland Creatures by Shiny Happy World

Use precut fabric squares from layer cakes and add adorable animals to this fun quilt. Applique thirteen different animal blocks to intermix with the precut squares.

up in the air quilt
Up in the Air by Terri's Quilt Shop

Grab some bright colors and piece together strips, then applique on some adorable hot air balloons.  This pattern could be used in a variety of colors so it could be made for a boy, girl, or gender-neutral.

noah's ark quilt
Noah's Ark Quilt by Spindles Designs

If you really want a pretty quilt, try this adorable Noah's Ark design. Use the applique technique for animals, cloud, and an ark.

mommy and me quilt pattern
Mommy and Me Quilt by Colette Belt for Four Winds Traders

The perfect crib quilt or wall hanging featuring a mommy and me elephant pair. The elephants even have balloons for the perfect finishing touch.

airplane quilt
Airplane Quilt by Christine J Designs

Fly away by adding applique airplanes on a small quilt. Applique clouds also add a nice touch to this baby quilt. This would also make a fun kids quilt.

hearts and flowers quilt
Hearts and Flowers Quilt by Quilting Up a Creek

Mix hearts and flowers for a little girl quilt that is so sweet. Using a white background really let's the colors pop and shine on this charming quilt.

baby applique quilt pattern
Baby Quilt by Marie's Quilts

Use fat quarters to make these little blocks and then applique the cute little lamb scene. And for a pretty touch add the butterfly border. 

i love dirt quilt pattern
I Love Dirt by Silver Wolf Reflection

From a baby to a small child's room, this construction themed baby quilt is adorable. It really shows off the applique. 

little bears quilt pattern
Little Bears by The Red Boot Quilt Co.

The cutest baby girl style quilt! The teddy bears and bees make a beautiful quilt design. And so many options to customize the colors.

jungle buddies applique quilt pattern
Jungle Buddies by The Calico Cat Fabrics

Go wild with this baby jungle animal quilts. Each animal appears twice on this sweet quilt top for a cute jungle scene of lovely animal friends.

ocean friends quilt pattern
Ocean Friends Quilt by Pamalama Jo Designs

Go under the sea with these fun animals. The sweet applique animals are cute and then the alternating blocks are a whimsical patchwork design. 

speed racers quilt
Speed Racers by The Red Boot Quilt Co.

Race cars also make a great applique quilt project. I love the small checkered squares and star squares. That give this quilt extra special touches for a playful baby quilt PDF pattern.

monster mash quilt
Monster Mash by Little Red Boot Quilt Co.

For this cute monster quilt you could use needle turn applique to hide stitches when adding the individual monsters. Using black and white background really makes the colorful monsters the center of attention on this quilt.

the bunny bunch applique quilt pattern
The Bunny Bunch by The Red Boot Quilt Co.

Looking for the perfect baby shower gift? How about making a bunny applique quilt that is so cute and cheery.

forest friends quilt pattern
Forest Friends by Pamalama Jo Designs 

Another adorable quilt with wild animals, but not from the jungle, from the forest. I love how these blocks are a great option to set off the animals.

jungle buddies quilt
Jungle Buddies by Quilt with Us Patterns

When you really want to go wild, this quilt is a great option with happy faces. Enjoy this whimsical quilt pattern that you can applique.


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