January 16, 2023

5 Quick and Easy Baby Shower Gift Ideas

When a new baby is on the way, we quilters know what to do. We feather the nest with hand stitched gifts to welcome that bundle of joy.


We’ve gathered 5 quick and easy baby shower gift ideas, from baby growth chart quilts to homemade nursing pillows. So even if you’re short on time, you can whip up something wonderful at a moment’s notice!

1. Curved Pillow With Matching Bib

Life with a newborn baby is simple: Eat. Sleep. Eat. Sleep. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Over the course of one year, Baby spends 1,800+ hours just eating!


A cozy pillow for feeding and cuddles will be a welcome gift that is used every single day. Add a matching Bandit Bib, and you’ll have one stylin’ baby!

2. Quilt & Stuffy Set

A beautiful baby quilt, stitched with love, is perhaps the sweetest gift of all. Right now we’re loving the Little Things quilt pattern from Riley Blake. Download the free pattern, and pair it with a homemade stuffed animal for a truly elegant gift.


Zulu the Elephant has big floppy ears and a wonderful, long trunk—perfect for tiny hands to grasp and snuggle. This pattern was designed by Sheila McKay from McKay Manor Musers, and it’s surprisingly easy to make.

Try the D is for Dream Collection. The collection includes this memorable milestones panel.

3. Grow With Me Growth Chart

Babies start growing and they just don’t stop. When Misty Doan’s kids were tiny, she charted their growth on the kitchen wall. It broke her heart to lose those marks when they moved to another home.


Make a quilted growth chart, and it can follow wherever you may roam. Misty’s Grow With Me wall hanging growth chart requires just one charm pack, one yard of background fabric, and a few hours of easy sewing!

4. Reading Pillow With Soft Book Set

Cultivate a love of reading right from the start with snuggly fabric storybooks and a pillow made just for reading.


These soft books are made with bright, cheery panels, and they can be grabbed, munched, and loved with no worries at all. Be sure to include a layer of crinkle material for a delightful sensory experience.


Our Reading Pillows feature a cute pocket for books. Download a free reading pillow pattern and watch the video tutorial to learn how to make these clever pillows with pockets.

5. Knitted Hat, Mitts & Booties

Ten fingers, ten toes, and one sweet noggin will stay cozy and warm with a knitted baby gift set. This timeless trio includes booties, mitts, and an itty bitty hat. (Add ear flaps and a pom pom if you wish!)


New to knitting? Not a problem! Pick up a kit from our friends at One Big Happy Yarn Co, and follow along with video tutorials; host Jenny Fish will walk you through each step. This project is suited for adventurous beginners, and it’s sure to become a treasured heirloom!

Sewing for babies is always such fun. Pretty colors, sweet prints, and - best of all - small sizes! We hope these baby shower gift ideas give you all the inspiration you need to greet your tiniest loves with yards and yards of home stitched love!


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Published by Danae M.