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Puppy Applique Quilting Pattern

“Woof… Woof”

Are you a dog lover?  Do you know one?

Use our free puppy applique quilting pattern to make the one of a kind gift of puppy love.

You’ll see what the pattern looks like when it’s finished.  Then will show you where to get your copy of our free pattern.

After you get your own copy, come back here for the directions on how to bring this puppy to life with fabric.


This is an example of what this cute puppy pattern can look like.

To get your free PDF copy of this pattern, click here:

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Once you have the pattern, come back to this page to get the directions that go along with it.

The How To

Welcome back!

Now we will walk you through how to make this pattern become a fabric reality.

These are the steps to complete the pattern.

First you must save the pattern and adjust the size if needed.  The original size of this pattern is a 9x9 inch block.

Print out the pattern.  Decide which fabrics will be the different pieces of the pattern and what will be the background fabric.

Then trace the whole design, inner and outer lines, on to some fusible adhesive.  We prefer Heat n Bond because it’s high quality and extremely affordable.  

If this is the brand you choose, use ultra-hold for non-washable wall hangings and lite-hold for anything that will see the washer. 

The lite-hold is the only one that can be stitched down.  We don’t want to gum up your needles or cause a fun project to be the one to make you scream at the top of your lungs. Don’t want to scare the neighbors. ;) 

Next, cut out your design in between the lines or on the outer line.  The object is to leave some fusible to be trimmed away later.

Place the fusible pieces onto the back of the desired fabric.  Make sure the adhesive side is against the wrong side of the material.  It could get mess if the adhesive side touches the iron.   Yuck!

Then, with a medium hot iron, press the fusible and count to 3. 

Now that the fusible is on the fabric, cut fabric along the inner lines so that most of the ink from the tracing doesn’t show.  This particular step is what helps the designs look so good and have less fraying or whiskers on the edges.

Arrange the applique in the ideal position on the background fabric. 

This is where a layering technique is done. 

First the base pieces of the design needs to be done. 

Did you find the perfect locations?

Wonderful.  Iron press the pieces into place.  When you press down with the iron count to 5.

Now the detail appliques are placed upon the base pieces and iron pressed the same way.


If you made it this far then you’re almost done.

The design can be left as a raw edge applique or it’s time to stitch it down with a satin stitch if you planned to do so.  This is done with a tight zigzag stitch. 

Congratulations!  You’ve made this pattern come to life.

Wrap Up

We know that anyone who sees your project that was done with this puppy applique quilting pattern will surely love it.  You can even make a baby quilt using blocks of different doggies, which will be truly unique.

Get prepared for all the Oooos and Ahhhs.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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