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Dog Pillow Tutorial {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

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I was thinking that I had this big piece of horribly pieced quilt blocks sitting around…waiting, waiting.  Today I decided to cut it up {agasp} and use it for a new dog pillow cover for Daisy.  I mean, really everyone in the house has at least 3 quilts each…why doesn’t the dog have one?  She loves her new digs.  She must love quilts too.

You can read the story about the quilt blocks I used here. No sence in rewriting the whole story again explaining all the bad parts.

 dog pillow tutorial | patchwork posse #quilt #patchwork

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I was inspired by this dog pillow

First up you need to find and gather a lot of UFO Quilt Blocks.  They can be from whatever project, because seriously what is the dog going to know?

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I simply layed the old pillow on top of the fabric and cut around it– the bottom piece is cut about the same size as the dog pillow. The quilt block pieced top fabric I cut about 3″ larger because then it can go down the sides to the bottom piece.

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Then I did a quick gathering stitch around the outside edge of the larger circle.  Pull the strings and gather that puppy until it is really close to the same size as the smaller circle.

Pin the edge together- right sides facing.

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Sew all the way around, leaving a good sized opening for turning and stuffing

Turn and stuff– or just take the older dog pillow and stuff it right into the new lining!  Hand stitch the opening closed.

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Let Daisy {or your dog of course} try it out–



Do you have enough UFO Quilt Blocks to make a Dog Pillow?

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up seriesneed more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

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3 thoughts on “Dog Pillow Tutorial {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

  1. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such

    I love your dog Daisy!..and the dog bed tutorial. I have a Smooth Fox Terrier, he has several beds, yet sleeps on mine..go figure.

  2. whosies

    that’s too funny- they do tend to hang out with us a bit more than their own spots!

  3. Sandy Wootten

    Love the bed. I will have to make one for my Daisy. She looks just like your dog with longer hair.

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