Rainbow Baby Quilt With Cricut: A Colorful and Meaningful Creation

Creating a special and heartfelt gift like a rainbow baby quilt is a wonderful way to celebrate life and bring comfort to loved ones. In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the process of making a beautiful Rainbow Baby Quilt using the versatile Cricut tools.


The combination of vibrant colors and meaningful design makes this quilt not only a stunning piece but also a symbol of hope and joy. Let’s dive into the world of quilting and creativity!

Materials You’ll Need:

  • 1 yard of polka dot fabric
  • 1/2 yard each of 3 different colors
  • 3/4 yard of an additional color
  • Assorted yarn
  • Cricut 60mm Rotary Cutter + Lilac Self-Healing Mat
  • 3″ by 18″ Acrylic Ruler
  • TrueControl Knife + TrueControl Ruler
  • Rainbow Baby Quilt Pattern (Download available below)

Creating Your Rainbow Baby Quilt: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Download and Prepare the Pattern: Begin by downloading the Rainbow Baby Quilt Pattern. Use the Cricut TrueControl Knife and TrueControl Ruler to trim the pages along the dashed lines. As you cut, appreciate the safety features and grip of these tools. Assemble the pattern pieces as indicated.
  2. Prepare Background Fabric: Cut two rectangles from the chosen background fabric (e.g., polka dot) with the following dimensions:
    • Top piece: 36″ by 10″
    • Bottom piece: 36″ by 4″ Pin the pattern pieces to the fabric and use the Cricut Rotary Cutter to cut them out. Utilize flat head pins to ensure the acrylic ruler stays in place as you cut. The tinted purple hue of the ruler adds inspiration to your sewing journey.
  3. Cut and Arrange Fabric Pieces: Cut pieces 1 and 6 from the background fabric. For pieces 2, 3, 4, and 5, select four different solid fabrics. Ensure your fabric choices create a harmonious rainbow effect.
  4. Sewing the Quilt Block: Start sewing the pieces together in sequential order: piece 1 to 2, then 2 to 3, and so on. Pay attention to seam allowances and alignment. After each sewing step, press the seams for a neat finish.
  5. Trimming and Assembling: Once all pieces are sewn together, trim the bottom and middle edges of the quilt block. This step ensures your quilt block has clean and uniform edges. Proceed to sew the two sides of the block together.
  6. Adding Top and Bottom: Attach the top and bottom sections of the quilt block. This brings your colorful creation to life.
  7. Finishing Touches: Layer the quilt block with batting and backing fabric. Bind the edges of the quilt. As a meaningful touch, tie the quilt with yarn, securing the layers together.

Additional Tips and Techniques for Crafting Your Rainbow Baby Quilt


Creating a Rainbow Baby Quilt with Cricut is a meaningful endeavor that combines creativity and heartfelt intention. To ensure a successful and enjoyable quilting process, here are some additional tips and techniques to consider:

  1. Fabric Selection: Choose fabrics that resonate with the theme of hope, joy, and comfort. Opt for high-quality cotton fabrics that are soft, durable, and easy to work with. Consider using a mix of solid colors to create a vibrant rainbow effect.
  2. Prepping Pattern Pieces: When using the TrueControl Knife and TrueControl Ruler to trim the pattern pieces, apply even pressure and maintain a steady hand for precise cuts. Take your time to ensure the pieces are cut accurately, as this will contribute to the overall quilt block’s alignment.
  3. Curved Cutting Technique: Cutting curves can be a bit tricky, but with the right technique, it becomes easier. Hold the ruler steadily with one hand and gently pivot it along the edge of the pattern piece as you cut with the rotary cutter in your other hand. This gradual motion ensures smooth and accurate curves.
  4. Color Placement: Experiment with different color placements for your quilt block. You can follow the standard ROYGBIV rainbow order or create your own unique arrangement. Consider using shades that hold personal significance to the recipient of the quilt.
  5. Pressing Seam Allowances: Press seam allowances as you sew to achieve neat and flat blocks. Press them in alternating directions for easier seam nesting when piecing multiple blocks together.
  6. Trimming and Alignment: Take care while trimming the edges of your quilt block to ensure they are straight and aligned. This step contributes to the overall polished look of your quilt.
  7. Precision and Accuracy: Accurate cutting and piecing are crucial for creating a well-constructed quilt block. Pay attention to measurements, use precise 1/4″ seam allowances, and check alignment regularly.
  8. Choosing Batting and Backing: Select a batting that suits the desired level of warmth and loft for your quilt. Choose backing fabric that complements the colors of your quilt top. Ensure both layers are smooth and free from wrinkles when layering.
  9. Binding Techniques: Explore various binding techniques to finish the edges of your quilt. Single-fold or double-fold binding can be hand-sewn or machine-stitched, adding a professional touch to your creation.
  10. Yarn Tying: When tying the quilt with yarn, choose a yarn color that complements the quilt’s palette. Space out the ties evenly across the quilt to ensure the layers remain securely together over time.
  11. Personalization and Dedication: Consider adding a personalized touch to your quilt by embroidering a message or dedicating it to the recipient. A heartfelt note sewn onto the quilt adds an extra layer of sentiment.
  12. Embrace the Journey: Quilting is a labor of love and creativity. Embrace the journey and enjoy the process of bringing your Rainbow Baby Quilt to life. Each stitch represents your care and dedication to creating a cherished piece of art.

As you embark on the adventure of crafting a Rainbow Baby Quilt, let these tips and techniques enhance your quilting experience. Your quilt will not only be a beautiful creation but also a symbol of comfort and happiness for its recipient. Enjoy the journey of transforming fabric into a work of art that holds deep meaning and love.

Full Pattern: Click Here

Celebrating the Rainbow: A Symbol of Joy and Hope

Crafting a Rainbow Baby Quilt with Cricut is more than just creating a beautiful piece of fabric art. It’s a celebration of life, a symbol of hope, and a gesture of love. As you work with vibrant colors and intricate design, remember the joy this quilt will bring to its recipient. Embrace the creative journey and the profound meaning behind each stitch. Your Rainbow Baby Quilt will be cherished for years to come, a testament to your craftsmanship and the happiness it embodies.

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