Easy Patterns for Baby Quilts

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Easy Patterns for Baby Quilts
Baby quilt patterns come in a variety of colours and styles. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Handmade baby quilts make one-of-a-kind heirlooms that can be passed on from generation to generation. An assortment of simple patterns are available that can help even those that are new to quilting to create colourful baby quilts that are perfect for gift giving or for personal use.

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Bunnies Intertwined

Bunnies Intertwined is a simple to use quilting pattern that features circular patterns of bunnies at play. The design can be used to make a traditional quilt or a wall-hanging, and quilts can typically be completed in as little as three days. The pattern includes detailed, step-by-step instructions and the finished quilt size will be approximately 40 inches long by 40 inches wide. Necessary supplies include a quilting hoop, scissors, safety pins, quilt batting, quilting needles, all-purpose thread, straight pins and enough fabric to complete the project. Most items can be found in a typical craft and fabric store, and a sewing machine can be used if desired.

Hugs and Kisses

Hugs and Kisses is acceptable for boys or girls and looks best when made using a variety of colours. To create, you will need 3/4 yard material for the X's, 3/4 yard material for the O's, 2 yards background fabric, 3/4 yard border fabric, 1/2 yard binding, two sections of backing material measuring 1 /34 yard of material each, and one twin-size section of batting material. The X's and O's pattern includes step-by-step instructions, and the finished quilt is approximately 55 inches long and 55 inches wide.

Teddy Bear Quilt

The Teddy Bear Quilt pattern has a design featuring three teddy bears and the saying, "Every Baby Needs a Teddy Bear" along the top. Upon completion, the finished quilt will measure 37 inches wide by 47 inches long and will contain a variety of pastel colours. The pattern comes in a kit that includes detailed instruction on how to create the quilt from beginning to end, along with all materials including the panel, quilt backing and binding.

Baby Life

The Baby Life pattern offers a tongue-in-cheek play on the life of the typical newborn. The easy to follow pattern features the words "Eat, Play, Sleep, Repeat," and the finished product measures 40 inches long by 41 inches wide. To create the quilt you will need 1 1/4 yards of background fabric in the colour of your choice, 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the backing, 1/2 yard fabric for binding and a downloaded pattern for the words. Once all of the materials are present, the quilt can be made in as little as three days by following the detailed instructions, which are included with the pattern.

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