I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...
I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to complete the project. You can find out more about me on my blog, ShinyHappyWorld.com.View all patterns by designer (160) »
Puppies! Lots and lots of cute puppies!
You can totally make this cuddly puppy quilt! The pattern is so much more than just a pattern. It's really an applique workshop disguised as a pattern. :-)
There are links to videos teaching you three different applique techniques and the pattern pieces are all set up to work especially well with printable freezer paper or fusible adhesive. Why not make the most of the fact that it's a digital pattern and skip the tracing altogether?
The pattern is especially designed to teach my favorite machine applique technique, with three puppy blocks designed to practice each new type of shape - from easy convex curves to tricky pointy bits.
There are twelve applique patterns which you can make into a crib, nap, or twin-sized quilt. You can see all the puppies in the last few photos.
You can also use the applique patterns on their own to embellish T-shirts, make tote bags, pillows and more.
You can even shrink them down to use as embroidery patterns. :-)
What You Get
* Twelve cute puppy applique patterns - full size so there's no enlarging needed
* Reversed applique patterns for use with freezer paper. Every piece has the name of the dog on it so it's easy to assemble after you've cut it all apart. And it works great with printable freezer paper sheets. No tracing!
* Reversed and exploded applique pattern for use with fusible adhesive. This is also labeled with the name of the dog on every piece so it's easy to put back together after you cut the pieces apart. I designed this version of the pattern especially for use with the printable fusible adhesive.
* Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos - you'll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing it right
* Links to videos teaching you all the skills you'll need to complete the project. It's a workshop disguised as a pattern! It's set up specifically for teaching machine applique, but has instructions and pattern pieces for any applique technique.
* Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
* Instructions for assembling the quilt - layering, basting, quilting and binding - with links to videos for all of them
What You Need
Crib Size (47.5? square)
* 2 1/8 yards of a variety of solid fabrics
* a variety of prints in puppy colors (get at least 4 fat quarters, but you'll probably want more for variety)
* 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back
* 1/2 yard binding fabric
Napping Size (66.5? square)
* 3 3/4 yards of a variety of solid fabrics
* a variety of prints in puppy colors (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you'll probably want more for variety)
* 4 yards fabric for the quilt back
* 5/8 yard binding fabric
Twin Size (66.5? x 85.5?) - shown on the pattern cover
* 4 5/8 yards of a variety of solid fabrics
* a variety of prints in puppy colors (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you'll probably want more for variety)
* 5 yards fabric for the quilt back
* 5/8 yard binding fabric
* batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
* black thread for embroidering the eyes (if using needle-turn or machine applique technique)
* 1 sheet of black wool felt for noses (if using needle-turn or machine applique technique)
* solid black fabric for eyes and noses (if using fusible adhesive applique)
* freezer paper (for machine applique technique - either a roll from the grocery store, or twelve sheets of printable freezer paper)
* fusible adhesive (I recommend SoftFuse for extra softness or Printable Fusible Adhesive for no tracing and less fraying. You'll need 13 printable sheets for crib size, 25 printable sheets for napping size, and 32 printable sheets for the twin size.)
I designed this quilt to teach applique - so it's great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers.
If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this quilt. You can do it!