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Sam the Shaggy Dog Applique Pattern


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Meet Sam the Shaggy Dog - an adorably shaggy dog with a mop of hair so thick you can't even see his eyes!

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 an animal-themed nursery or kids room.

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Buy any four individual block applique patterns, get the fifth free. Discount is applied automatically. Find all the individual block patterns here.

Pattern Details

Pattern includes:

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • SVG file for use with electric cutting machines
  • Full-sized applique pattern templates so there’s no enlarging needed
  • Reversed and exploded appliqué pattern to print directly onto freezer paper or fusible adhesive. No tracing! 
  • Detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right.
  • Video showing how to assemble the block from start to finish, both with and without a light box to guide placement.
  • Links to additional videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. 
  • Links to additional patterns (free ones!) for finished projects you can make using your pattern.


The block finishes at 10" square. 


This is an easy project, great for beginners.

I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - all done on the machine. Shiny Happy World also has 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.

For a single block you'll just need an 11" square of fabric and some scraps for the applique. You'll also need a sheet of fusible adhesive. I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts.

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.


    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 6 reviews
    Carolyn Dodd

    I like the shaggy dog. I haven't worked with it yet but I know I'll like it. I've liked everything Wendy does

    Linda Whetstine

    Sam the Shaggy Dog Applique Pattern

    Wendy Theisen
    Shaggy Dog pattern

    I Love the Funny Faces club And Wendi’s patterns are Better than any I have ever bought!! Some patterns in the club are not always my favorite. But I never regret getting them or being in the club.

    Pamela White
    Love it

    I had seen this on Pinterest before and in a vet's office with the pups! When I saw them at the vet they were so cute and had been done individually framed and whoever had it got the cats too. I never forgot how adorable they were and what a great idea to frame them. I just had to join the club!

    Diana Villanueva

    Sam the Shaggy Dog Applique Pattern