Patchwork Dog Bed

Patchwork Dog Bed

Additional Information



  • 1/2 yd each of six coordinating quilt fabrics
  • Fusible Fleece 38"x62"
  • 6 to 8 bags polyester stuffing, 16 oz each
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


  1. Cut forty 3-1/2" squares of each fabric (240 total)
  2. In random order sew together 12 squares to form a strip one square wide by 12 squares long. Make 20 strips. Press seams to one side.
  3. Sew strips together to form a rectangle 12 squares wide by 20 squares long. Match seam allowances to make neat intersections. Press seams to one side.
  4. Iron fusible fleece to back of patchwork piece. Trim excess fleece.
  5. With right sides together, fold in half matching short edges and sew side seams. Sew end seam leaving an opening for turning.
  6. Stitch all four corners as a box.
  7. Turn, stuff and stitch end closed.
Patchwork Dog Bed is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doggies' Dream This project is very easy. I am a quilter, so I strip-pieced the six different fabrics together and then sliced 3.5 inch blocks. This made the project very quick and fun. I did put a zipper in for easy laundering. I found that two standard size bed pillows fit perfectly. I made one 1/2 size for my Grand Dog and one pillow was a great fit! The loose stuffing is difficult to remove. I have made three of these for gifts and everyone (and their dog) loves them!
Date published: 2009-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Patchwork Doggy Bed This is a fairly quick project -- I made the squares bigger, to end up w/ a larger size for a bigger dog; I also used heavier wt fabric. I'd recommend making a liner, so the patchwork outer shell can be laundered (insert a zipper or just add a velcro closure.
Date published: 2009-02-04
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