Christmas Dog Blanket
Follow my tutorial, on how to make the perfect Christmas dog blanket. These super cute Christmas fabrics are all available from ‘Craft Cotton’, and also available to purchase in Fat Quarter packs at Hobbycraft.
Please read through all the instructions before starting your project Finished size: 35 ¾” x 25 ¼”
Templates – See attached PDF Make sure the 1” line, measure 1” when printed off
• FQ pack of Christmas dog fabrics
• 1 yard by WOF of denim blue fabric
• 36” x 26” piece of heritage premium wadding
• Gutermann white thread 1001
• FQ of Vlieseline Bondaweb
• 126” baby blue bias binding
Haberdashery items • Iron-away marker pen • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors • Iron • Cutting mat • Basic sewing supplies • Dog Bone Templates • 505 basting spray or pins
Making the dog blanket Begin by cutting all the pieces of fabric: Fussy cut twenty-eight 4” squares: 10 from the dogs on red fabric 10 from the dogs on white fabric 8 from trees on cream Backing 37” x 25” in blue denim cotton 7 ½” square in blue denim cotton Two 14 ¼” x 4 ¼” panels in blue denim cotton Two 35 ¾” x 5 ¾”
Let’s Begin… Print off the templates, and trace through onto the Bondaweb. You need 2 large bones and 20 small bones. Roughly cut around the bones, and fuse using a dry heat to the ‘present’ fabric, carefully cut around each bone. Two small bones and the two bigger bones can be arranged onto the 7 ½” square, peel off the backing papers and fuse in place
The remaining small bones need to be arranged along the two longest blue denim panels, once happy with the placement, peel off backing and fuse in place.
Begin sewing the fussy cut 4” squares together (random order) to create two rows, each containing 8 blocks.
The remaining small bones need to be arranged along the two longest blue denim panels, once happy with the placement, peel off backing and fuse in place Begin sewing the fussy cut 4” squares together (random order) to create two rows, each containing 8 blocks. With the remaining 12 blocks, create 4 rows, each containing 3 blocks. Press the seams of each row in a different direction, this will help the seams nest together to create crisp joins.
Join to create two pieces containing six 4” blocks, press centre seam open.
Sew the blue 7 ½” piece to the centre.
Add the top and bottom strips, nesting the seams as you go.
With RST sew the two shorter panels to the main piece, press seams towards the blue fabric. Repeat this process to add the long blue panels to the top and bottom.
Baste the wadding between the top and backing piece. Swap out your machine foot for a FMQ foot. Sew 1/8” from raw edge around each dog bone applique.
Use the heat erasable fabric marker pen and draw around the larger dog bone in the centre of panel containing the 4” squares. Sew over these lines.
Trim the quilt and add the binding strips all the way around to the front of the quilt, trim away any excess. Pin and hand sew to the reverse, create neat corners as you sew.
Your dog blanket is complete…
“Woof, paws off, this blanket is mine, woof”
This Christmas dog blanket and tutorial has been designed and created by Michelle at creativeblonde.
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Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2018