April 3, 2024

Pet-Themed Sewing Patterns & Projects

“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” - George Eliot

In quilting, as in life, there’s no companion more faithful than a pet. Our four-legged friends stand watch as we stitch, offering support - and plenty of snuggles - without a word of judgment.

When a quilt is finished, they test it for comfort. If it passes the sniff test, you know you’ve done well. (The fabric may gather a hair or two, but that’s a small price to pay for such service!)

April 11 is National Pet Day, and we’re celebrating with pet sewing patterns and quilts sure to warm your pet-loving heart!

Dog & Cat Sewing Projects

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” - Max Eastman

Looking for the perfect cat or dog sewing pattern? We’ve gathered favorite pet-themed projects to send your creativity soaring!

Whole Country Caboodle appliqué shapes (above) are precut and prepped with heat activated adhesive.

From the whiskery beard of a wirehaired pup to the luxurious coat of a ragdoll cat, each tiny detail is neat and precise. Choose from dozens of breeds of appliqué dogs and cats. They’ll sure look sweet on your next pillow, tote, or quilt!

Your pup will look an adorable in a collar cover, too!

The Cat Napper is a clever, portable cat bed that can be laid out like a mat or folded into a playful tunnel. Make it with yardage, or add a bit of patchwork pizzazz.

Make a one-of-a-kind toy for your furry friend with a plush toy pattern! Your pet will love their brand new toy, and you'll have a blast making it!

The Dog Bone Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat Kit is an adorable solution to splashes and spills. Place it under your pet’s food and water bowls to keep things neat, tidy, and stylish!

Dog & Cat Quilt Patterns

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

Stitch up a spectacularly snuggly quilt with these purrrrfectly pieced dog and cat quilt patterns:

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee (above) is a Misty Doan original quilt pattern with a rainbow of pretty little cat blocks. This quilt was debuted in our Triple Play: Pins & Paws video tutorial. Watch the tutorial here.

The Kittens Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman features rows and rows of adorably modern kittycats. Make ‘em striped, patched, or solid—you can even add a pair of glasses!

Our Cats in the Window quilt (above) was Jenny’s contribution to the cat-themed Pins & Paws Triple Play Tutorial. This pattern is a combination of Pins and Paws + our Attic Window quilt, and it looks just like windows filled with cats! Watch the tutorial here.

The Dogs in Sweaters quilt + pillow pattern features dapper dachshunds in spectacles and plaid sweaters.

The Missouri Star Pins & Paws quilt pattern is an homage to Jenny’s sweet cat Elsa. (Who, like all cats, truly believes she is as royal as her namesake.)

When you're done - send your quilt to us to finish your project and choose one of our pet-themed machine quilting designs:

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

Celebrate your four-legged besties with something special from our dog & cat collection. From paw print yardage to kitty needle threaders there’s a whole lot of fun just waiting to be explored!

Published by Danae M.