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Playful Puppies Quilt Pattern

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You love dogs? 

Me too!

Big dogs, little dogs, shaggy dogs, fluffy dogs, sleek dogs - I love them all. Even shedding dogs!

Get ready to jump into the ultimate puppy-lovin' quilt pattern and spend some quality time creating adorable dog faces. (I have been known to murmur, "Who's a good dog? You are!" to my pups as I finish them.)

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 dog people of all ages.

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.)
  • SVG files for use with electric cutting machines
  • 25 cute puppy appliqué 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.
  • 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 - plus links to more info for additional sizes.
  • 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!


Are you a new quilter?

I've got you covered. The fourteen puppies you see on the cover are designed especially for beginners.

For each pup you get. . .

a full-sized placement guide like this:

. . . full-sized pattern pieces - reversed and exploded so you can print directly onto fusible adhesive sheets, like this:

. . . and a video showing you how to assemble the pieces.

You also get a link to download an SVG file for use with electric cutting machines like Cricut.

Want to stretch your design skills a tiny bit?

Move on to the additional eleven dogs.

      These dogs are all made with the templates from the main fourteen, so their placement guides look like this.

      You get the placement page, which tells you which pattern pieces to use, and you also get a video showing how the pieces go together.

      Want to stretch your design skills even more?

      Create your own! Remix all the pattern pieces to create dogs for which I didn't include a placement guide and videos. All the pieces in this pattern also work with the pieces in the More Playful Puppies pattern. Between the two patterns you'll have the pieces you need to create all but the weirdest-looking dogs. :-)


      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")

      This post has links to info for additional quilt sizes.

      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



      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. :-)

        Breeds Included

        In this pattern you get templates and placement guides for the following breeds. . .

        1. Akita

        2. American Cocker Spaniel

        3. Australian Shepherd

        4. Basset Hound

        5. Beagle

        6. Belgian Malinois

        7. Bernese Mountain Dog

        8. Bloodhound

        9. Brittany

        10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

        11. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

        12. Dachshund

        13. Doberman

        14. German Shepherd

        15. German Shorthaired Pointer

        16. Pug

        17. Rhodesian Ridgeback

        18. Rottweiler

        19. Schnauzer

        20. Shetland Sheepdog (also works for Rough Collie)

        21. Shina Inu

        22. Siberian Husky

        23. Viszla

        24. Weimeraner

        25. Yorkshire Terrier (also works for West Highland White Terrier)

        The More Playful Puppies pattern includes the following breeds. . .

        1. Bichon Frise

        2. Border Collie

        3. Boston Terrier (also works for French Bulldog)

        4. Boxer

        5. Bulldog

        6. Cane Corso

        7. Chihuahua

        8. Corgi

        9. English Cocker Spaniel

        10. English Springer Spaniel

        11. Golden Retriever

        12. Great Dane

        13. Labrador Retriever

        14. Maltese

        15. Mastiff

        16. Newfoundland

        17. Pomeranian

        18. Portuguese Water Dog

        19. Poodle (both standard and toy)

        20. Shih Tzu (also works for Havanese)


        Customer Reviews

        Based on 27 reviews
        Evelyn Burkhart
        First time quilter

        I made this quilt for my soon to arrive niece. I’ve never quilted before, but the step-by-step instructions made it easy to do. I only have a basic sewing machine so the quilt-as-you-go method makes quilting so much easier. It also makes it easy to do a little at a time and I completed my quilt in 2-3 hour blocks of time after work rather than having to set aside time for marathon sessions. Wendy was very responsive to questions and even gave me ideas on how to make a breed that she doesn’t have a pattern for. I’ll definitely be making these quilts for each of my nieces and nephews as they came along.

        Annette Gallagher
        It is darling!

        I haven’t made it yet, but read the pattern and viewed the extra videos and I’m pleased with directions. I think it will be fun to make.

        Georgina Cook
        Playful puppies

        Excellent. Great they can be adapted for other breeds!

        Playful Puppies

        This quilt pattern was so much fun! I could not stop working on it until I was done. It was great to dig through my stash to fine the prints to use for each square! I will be giving it to my daughter. Her lab is a certified comfort dog and she can sit/lay on it while at work. All the videos were awesome, down to earth and helpful.

        Patty Davis
        Can’t wait to get started!

        Playful puppies looks so fun. I’ve made several bear quilts and had so much fun doing them. I can’t wait to start on the puppies. I recently lost my dog and I can’t wait to make a block that looks like my Peanut. I also ordered some of your suggested fabric from Spoonflower. I love it too!