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What you get

So many cats! It's a clowder of cats - a glaring of cats - a pounce of cats!

There are fourteen cat appliqué patterns which you can make into a crib, nap, or twin-sized quilt. You can also use the appliqué patterns on their own to embellish T-shirts, make tote bags, pillows and more. You can even shrink them down to use as embroidery patterns. :-)

Take a look at the additional photos to see other color possibilities for these cuddly cats.

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • Fourteen cute kitty applique patterns – full size so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Reversed and exploded appliqué patterns to print directly onto freezer paper or fusible adhesive. No tracing! Every piece is labeled so it’s easy to assemble after you’ve cut it all apart.
  • SVG files for use with electric 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. (There's info for additional sizes here.)
  • 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!


    Each block finishes at 10" square. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

    • crib (50" square - 25 blocks)
    • napping (50" x 60" - 30 blocks) - this is my favorite size for on the couch
    • twin (70" x 90" - 63 blocks)


      I designed this quilt to teach appliqué – so 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 cats 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.

      What You Need

      Want easy peasy fabric shopping?

      Shop for fabric bundles in lots of different palettes here.

      You'll need. . . 

      Crib Size (50" square)

      Napping Size (50" x 60")

      • 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints in cat colors (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 in cat colors (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

      Other Materials

      • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
      • fusible adhesive (if using my favorite appliqué with fusible adhesive technique) - I recommend Lite for quilts and Featherlite for clothing

      You might also want. . .

      • 12 wt. black thread for outlining the cats - if you like the look of the slightly thicker line
      • freezer paper (if you choose the machine appliqué with freezer paper technique) – either a roll from the grocery store, or this printable freezer paper
      • the pattern for the Franklin the Fat Cat softie - that huggable blue cat you see in one of the photos

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