Free Pattern: Baby Dance Quilt

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Make a flannel baby quilt for cozy snuggles or a whimsical quilt to inspire the imagination! Baby Dance is a beginner-friendly, super fast quilt pattern.

baby dance quilt

Baby Dance

32″ x 40″

Fabric Requirements:

Background — 1 1/4 yards
Accent Triangle — 1/2 yard
Accent Square — 1/4 yard
Binding — 1/3 yard
Backing — 1 1/2 yards

Or try it in a whimsical colorway!

baby dance quilt

Fabric Requirements:

Rainbow Background — 1 1/4 yards
Lime Accent Triangle — 1/2 yard
Pink-Purple Accent Square — 1/4 yard
Lime Binding — 1/3 yard
Backing — 1 1/2 yards

Cutting Instructions

From the background fabric, cut:
(10) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
(40) 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

From the accent triangle fabric, cut:
(10) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

From the accent square fabric, cut:
(20) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

From the binding fabric, cut:
(4) 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the background 6 1/2″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked background square over an accent triangle 6 1/2″ square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.


Trim unit to 5 1/2” square. Make 20 Half Square Triangles.

Block Assembly

Sew an accent square 3 1/2″ square to the right end of a background 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle as shown below. Make 20.

baby dance quilt

Sew a background 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle to a Half Square Triangle oriented as shown below. Make 20.

baby dance quilt

Sew the two units together to make a block. Blocks measure 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ unfinished, make 20.

baby dance quilt

baby dance quilt

Quilt Assembly

Sew the blocks into rows oriented as shown below. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

baby quilt rows

Quilt measures 32″ x 40″ finished. Quilt as desired and bind using your preferred method.

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