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Arctic Chill Quilt Pattern



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So many adorable Arctic animals! Fourteen!

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper or fusible adhesive sheets. No shipping costs and no waiting!

With detailed instructions, step by step photos, and video tutorials, this versatile pattern is easy enough for beginners. Use it to make quilts, pillows, wall hangings, tote bags and more!

Perfect for a polar-themed nursery or kids room.

Pattern Details

You get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • Patterns for fourteen different animals
  • Full sized applique patterns so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Reversed and exploded appliqué patterns to print directly onto fusible adhesive. No tracing! 
  • SVG files for all applique templates - to use with cutting machines
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right.
  • 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 - including links to Quilt As You Go videos.
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern!
  • Links to videos showing the assembly of each block


The blocks finish at 10" square. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

  • crib (50" square)
  • napping (50" x 60") - this is my favorite size for on the couch
  • twin (70" x 90")


Easy! 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 cuddly quilt.

I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed.

Crib Size (50" square)

  • 3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
  • 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Napping Size (50" x 60")

  • 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
  • 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Twin Size (70" x 90")

  • 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
  • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
  • 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
  • 5/8 yard binding fabric

You'll find materials lists for additional quilt sizes here.

Other Materials

  • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
  • fusible adhesive (if using my favorite appliqué with fusible adhesive technique) - I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts


Want to skip the applique and make a cheater quilt instead? Get that fabric here.


This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.

You may not use the designs in the pattern to create and sell an embroidery pattern, or acrylic templates of all the pieces in the pattern.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make pillows which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to sew those pillows, or if you want to have the design printed on fabric that you sew into pillows, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Julie Stoecklein

    I love all of your patterns. The directions are easy to follow and the figures continue to put smiles on faces.

    Alexandra Pakos
    Another excellent pattern

    This is my third pattern and I get a little bit more creative each time. The support from the videos is just the best. Thank you Wendi.
    Excited to see what other wonderful patterns you might come up with.

    Anna Marie Berthelsen
    Just what I was looking for

    I friend of my daugher has roots i Greenland and I use the animals for a present to her newborn child.

    Deborah Dillon
    Love it

    So much fun to use my scraps to put together this cure quilt!

    Kathy Geveke
    Arctic animals are too cool!

    Looks like another super cute quilt. I am working on the dinosaur quilt, my third ever quilt, and loving how it is turning out! Instructions are so clear, even a beginner like me can do it. Can’t wait to start on this one.