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Giant Bear Paw Free Baby Quilt Pattern

Learn how to make a simple and graphic baby quilt with our free Giant Bear Paw Baby Quilt Pattern. This quilt is precut-friendly and is constructed using 10″ pre-cut squares! This quilt pattern is beginner-friendly.

Pink, blue, gray & black baby quilt hanging on wall with pink chair and stuffed animals

I love finding “short cut” ways to create projects. One of the best ways to save a bit of time when constructing a quilt is to start with pre-cut fabrics.

Pre-cut fabrics come in a variety of options. The most common are:

  • Fat Quater
  • 10″ Square
  • 5″ Square
  • 2 1/2″ x WOF Strips

There are a few others, but those are the most common ones that I see. Note: each manufacturer packages their pre-cut stacks a bit differently, so be sure to check the number of fabric pieces before you start.

Today I’m using 10″ squares of fabric.

pre cuts of fox farm fabric on cutting mat

(a 10″ and 5″ stack of fabric from my Fox Farm Collection)

Pink, blue, gray & black baby quilt hanging on wall with pink chair and stuffed animals

The fabrics I’m using today are from my Chloe & Friends Collection with Riley Blake Designs. It was released in late 2019, but you can still grab it in many shops and online. If you can’t find this fabric, you can use ANY 10″ precut stack of fabric.

pink and aqua fabrics on white tabletop

In addition to a stack of PRINTED fabric, you’ll need a pre-cut stack of SOLID fabrics. I used Riley Gray 10″ Stacker by Riley Blake Designs.

About The Baby Quilt Pattern

This quilt is pretty much ONE giant bear paw block! I love turning traditional quilt blocks into single block quilts! You can see a pinwheel star baby quilt in this tutorial. I’ve done it a few other times as well; it’s a fun way to put a “spin” on a traditional baby quilt pattern.

It’s also created using ONLY pre-cut fabrics (and binding and backing fabrics)!

  • Size: Approximatley 58″ x 58″
  • Quilting: I did it on my home machine with a serpentine stitch
  • Batting: 100% cotton batting.
pink white and gray baby quilt on pink chair
Pink, blue, gray & black baby quilt hanging on wall with pink chair and stuffed animals
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Giant Bear Paw Baby Quilt Pattern

Learn how to make a simple and graphic baby quilt with our free Giant Bear Paw Baby Quilt Pattern.
Prep Time2 hours
Active Time3 hours
Total Time5 hours
Yield: 1 Quilt
Author: Melissa Mortenson

Materials

10" x 10” Pre Cut Stack of Print Fabric, You need a total of:

10” x 10” Pre Cut Stack of Solid Fabric, You need a total of:

  • 18 Squares of Solid Fabric I used Riley Gray
  • 3 1/2 Yards Backing
  • 1/2 Yard Binding

Instructions

Sort the Squares:

    Print Fabric Squares, You Need:

    • 16 Print Pieces for the Square Blocks
    • 8 Print Pieces for the Half Square Triangle Blocks
    • 1 Print Piece for the Center Square

    Solid Fabric Squares, You Need:

    • 8 Solid Pieces for the Half Square Triangle Blocks
    • 6 Solid Pieces for the Sashing
    • 4 Solid Pieces for the Corners

    Cutting Directions for Solid Squares

    • Cut 6 of the Solid Squares to 5” x 9 1/2”, you will end up with 12 pieces that are 5” x 9 1/2”.
    • Cut the 4 Solid Fabric Pieces to 9 1/2” x 9 1/2.

    Cutting Directions for Print Fabric Squares

    • Cut the 16 Print Pieces (for square blocks) to 9 1/2” x 9 1/2”
    • Cut the center Print Fabric to 5” x 5”

    Step One: Create Half Square Triangles:

    • Using the 8 Print Fabric Squares and the 8 Solid Fabric Squares create 16 Half Square Triangles. Trim and square up to 9 1/2” x 9 1/2”
      If you need help creating Half Square triangles, check out our step by step tutorial.
      How to Quick Piece Half Square Triangles

    Assembly:

    • There are a few different ways to assemble this quilt. My favorite way is to assemble it by rows. Refer to the diagram as necessary. The gray indicates the location of the PRINT fabrics and the white indicates the location of the SOLID fabrics.
    • Sew the pieces in row 1 together, followed by rows 2-7.
    • Sew Row 1 to Row 2, then Row 2 to Row 3, etc until the quilt top is assembled.

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    6 Comments

    1. I love this Giant Bear Paw, and I already have Chloe & Friends stacker. Is the Riley gray stacker the Confetti Cotton line? I couldn’t find anything called ‘Riley gray’.
      Thanks so much. I really enjoy visiting your website and I have purchased several of your patterns

    2. Thank you Melissa for being a faithful regular in my e-mail box each and every Sunday evening. I look forward to seeing what you have to offer. When things are stressful in each of our lives it is so good to have projects and ideas presented that will give us hope that this rough time will pass soon. Bless you.

      1. Hi,
        We don’t have downloads for our free patterns. We have a print button to easily make the pattern at home. It’s included in the instructions.

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