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Good Dog - cheater quilt fabric


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What You Get+-

Cute dog faces in an easy-to-use cheater quilt - perfect for children's bedrooms and throws!

The colored block behind each dog is 9 inches wide x 10 1/2 inches tall. The gray "sashing" strips are 1 3/8 inches wide.

Looking for coordinating fabrics? The Farmers Market collection of blender prints is the perfect match for the bright colors, and the Animal Kingdom blenders match all the dogs.

Find everything in the Good Dogs collection here.

Why Cheater Quilts?

In addition to being fast - cheater prints are also the least expensive way to make a quilt. No waste! Nothing lost to seam allowance! As an example - here's a cheater quilt I'm working on. It's 2 yards of the Monster Cheater Quilt print on organic cotton sateen, so the printed size (not including the strips of white along the selvedge) is 56 inches wide and 72 inches tall.  


A comparable size quilt top made with any of my patterns would use about 6 yards of 42-inch wide fabric. Even factoring in the different fabric widths - that's still more than twice as much fabric!

I like to hand quilt my cheaters using Big Stitch Quilting - but you can also machine quilt, or tie, or finish it any way you like.

The button will take you directly to the fabric on Spoonflower - a separate website. Shiny Happy World coupons won't work on that site, but Spoonflower is almost always having a sale of some kind. Check the banner at the top of the page when you get to their site.

If you've never ordered from Spoonflower before, click on the tabs below to find step-by-step instructions and information about my favorite fabric bases and the quantities I order for my own quilts.

How to Order+-

When you place an order on Spoonflower, they custom print whatever design you like on whatever base fabric you choose. I like to use Organic Cotton Sateen for my cheater quilts.

  • The fabric is lovely and smooth.
  • It's very high quality - thread count is 220.
  • The colors are bright and durable.
  • The printable width is 56 inches - significantly wider than standard quilting cotton.

The fabric will be very crisp when it arrives. Just like any fabric, I highly recommend pre-washing before you use it. It softens up beautifully.

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