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Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners – Simple Squares Quilt Pattern

Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners – Simple Squares Quilt Pattern

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Introducing the Simples Squares Quilt Pattern which is a Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners.  The simple squares baby quilt pattern is all the baby quilt happiness. 


I used the gorgeous line called Crisp Petals from my amazingly talented artist friend Natalie Malan.  She paints the most beautiful watercolor florals that can now be found on fabric as well.  I designed the Simple Squares Quilt Pattern to be beginner friendly and easy enough to piece together in one evening.  Or as a last minute baby shower gift. 


This free baby quilt pattern is perfect for using fat quarters and I will show you a shortcut to piece together the print blocks quickly. A friend of mine just had her first baby girl, after having three boys and when I saw Crisp Petals I knew it would be perfect.  This fabric lends itself so well to a beautiful light and airy quilt perfect for a baby girl quilt pattern.


Use large squares to make an Easy Baby Quilt Pattern that will look beautiful when finished.

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Since the Free Baby Quilt Pattern finishes at 36″ wide you will be able to back it easily with the regular 42″ wide fabric and have a little bit left over to make some scrappy bibs which will work perfectly with my free baby bib pattern bundle.

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Updated: Simple Squares PDF Pattern now available in the shop.

I originally designed this pattern in the baby size only with the instructions located here on the website. After many requests, I have since updated and created the Simple Squares PDF quilt pattern that is available in sizes baby, small throw, and large throw. The new pattern is updated with all the fabric requirements, shortcut tables for block requirements, pattern diagram assembly in all sizes, as well as a new coloring sheet!

—>>> Or scroll down for instructions to the free pattern.

Simple Squares Easy Baby Quilt Pattern Supplies Needed

  1. 9-10 Fat Quarters (You can get by with 4 – 5 if you want less color variation).
  2. 1 Yard Riley White or Contrasting Fabric
  3. Cotton Batting
  4. 1 1/2 Yards Backing Fabric
  5. 1/3 Yard Fabric Binding
  6. 100% Cotton Thread
  7. Rotary Blade Cutter
  8. Self Healing Mat
  9. Clear Quilting Ruler

Beginner Quilting Tips

Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners – Simple Squares Quilt Pattern Tutorial

Finished Simple Squares Easy Baby Quilt Dimensions 36 x 48

*You will need (28) 6.5″ white squares and (28) 6.5″ colored blocks.

  1. Using your rotary blade cutter and ruler cut Two (2) 3.5″ x 22″ or WOF(width of fabric) strips from each fat quarter.
  2. Place strips RST (right sides together) and straight stitch 1/4″ seam down the bottom edge.
  3. Open fabric and press seams toward the darker fabric
  4. Using your rotary blade and ruler cut paired fabric strips into 6.5″ squares.  For a total of 28 strip blocks.  Cut 28 6.5″white square blocks as well for a total 56 blocks.
  5. Place white fabric and strip blocks RST (right sides together) and sew a 1/4″ seam down the right side of the fabric. Repeat for the rest of the blocks.
  6. Place two strip block/white square pairs RST (right sides together) and sew 1/4″ down the right side of rows

Repeat until you have made 8 rows of 7 blocks each as shown.  Press seams towards opposite sides on each row, so the top row will be pressed to the left and the second row will be pressed toward the right, and so on.

  1. To finish quilt place first and second-row RST (right sides together) and sew 1/4″ stitch down across the bottom edge. 
  2. Repeat for the rest of the rows until the quilt is finished.  Add batting and backing and finish quilting as desired.

Free PDF Simple Squares Coloring Sheet

Click the Image Below to Download the Free PDF Simple Squares Coloring Sheet

You may find these tutorials on How to Bind a Quilt and Finishing a Quilt helpful.

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Donna Shepherd

Friday 2nd of October 2020

I’m not able to download the pattern.

Julie Strickland

Thursday 12th of December 2019

I know that it says free pattern--but I am not sure where to print this pattern without getting all the adds--sorry if I am alittle bit dumb about this..I have copied off a couple pictures and taken notes..maybe this is what you have meant by the free pattern--reading all your notes..I am new to all this--just beginning--would love to know if I am missing something. Appreciate hearing back from you..Thank you so much..Love the quilt !! Julie

Susan Sidoti

Sunday 5th of July 2020

I screen shot and cropped out unnecessary items and printed

Betty Hakes

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I’m confused. Your instructions show to seven blocks but the pictures show six blocks. With 56 squares I thought 7 rows of 8 but your finished product shows a half square at the end of each row ? Right now I have 7 rows down with 4 pairs across. This makes it pretty wide ?

Nick T.

Monday 13th of May 2019

Correct another yard of white and you will be able to make 2. =) (Along with more batting, backing and binding.)


Monday 22nd of April 2019

I’m not seeing where you prepare the 1/2 square triangles.

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