Are You A Dog Lover? Check Out These 17 Adorable Dog Quilt Patterns

It’s no secret that there are millions of dog lovers out there that are nuts about their pups. 

So what better way to help them embrace their love for their canine companion than making them a beautiful dog-themed quilt?

Today, let’s focus on some adorable dog quilts and see what possibilities are available for our fellow canine lovers.

The dog quilt patterns we’re going to look at are great projects for any skill level, and we’ll check out a combination of free and paid options. 

What Are Some Different Ways to Make a Dog Quilt?

There are hundreds of puppy quilt patterns on the market, and when you first start looking for the correct pattern, it can feel overwhelming. However, it doesn’t have to be.

Let’s go over a few different types of quilt patterns that you can look for to help you narrow down your search for the perfect dog quilt pattern.

  • Traditionally pieced blocks: Traditional pieced blocks are a great beginner-friendly pattern type where you cut out squares or rectangles and sew them together to make different shapes and images. This is how most traditional quilts are made. 
  • Foundation paper piecing: Foundation paper piecing (FPP) uses a paper foundation to help you piece together more complex blocks. I recommend this type of quilt pattern to an advanced beginner or intermediate quilter. 
  • Applique: Applique is another beginner-friendly quilt type where you cut out shapes and sew them to a quilt top.
  • Dog-themed fabric: You could easily use a regular quilt pattern and choose dog-themed fabrics to make it a unique dog quilt. 

17 Adorable Dog Quilt Patterns You'll Love

Now comes the fun part: checking out some gorgeous dog quilt patterns. This collection will feature a good mixture of paid and free dog quilt patterns, and most should be suitable for all skill levels. 

1. Puppy Quilt Block

puppy quilt block dog quilt patterns

This is a pattern for this adorable dog quilt block. The pattern shows you how to make this block in two sizes: 6” x 6” and 12” x 12”. You could use this block repeatedly for an entire quilt top or mix it with other blocks for a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt. 


2. Dog Bone Block

dog bone block dog quilt patterns

Here is a free tutorial showing you how to make this fun bone block. The tutorial will help you make an 8 ½” x 8 ½” unfinished block (8” square when finished.) Wouldn’t this block be adorable in a quilt with the dog block from #1?


3. All Wrapped Up

all wrapped up dog quilt patterns

Do you know someone who loves their Daschund? This quilt would be the perfect gift for them, don’t you think? This fun twist on a simple strip quilt pattern will help you make a finished quilt that measures 45” x 60”. 


4. Patchwork Scottie Dog

patchwork scottie dog dog quilt patterns

Isn’t this little Scottie adorable? This free tutorial will help you make this simple stuffed toy, but you could also use the tutorial to create a quilt block for a traditional quilt. This could make a wonderful gift for a child who loves dogs.


5. Labrador Block

labrador block dog quilt patterns

This beautiful quilt block comes in 4 different versions of a sweet Labrador. This foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern will show you how to make an 8” x 8” block. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions as well as instructions on how to adjust the size for a larger or smaller block.


6. Dogs in Sweaters

dog in sweaters dog quilt patterns

This is one of Elizabeth Hartman’s gorgeous designs. This pattern uses traditional piecing and is a great beginner quilt project. The pattern shows you how to make either a small ( 45” x 60”) or large ( 74” x 76”) quilt. I’ve made this quilt before, and creating these adorable blocks is a lot of fun. 


7. Chihuahua Block

chihuahua block dog quilt patterns

This Chihuahua quilt block is a wonderful beginner-friendly block that you can use to make all kinds of quilted items. You could make a pillow, bag, baby quilt, or a larger one. The pattern has instructions for a 6” square or 12” square block. 


8. Poodle Block

poodle block dog quilt patterns

Here is a detailed, free tutorial for making this fabulous Poodle block. The unfinished block measures 13 ½” x 13 ½” (13” square finished.) This Poodle looks beautiful in vibrant or muted natural colors and can be combined with other blocks to make a fun dog quilt. 


9. Puppy Pair Quilt Pattern

puppy pair quilt pattern dog quilt patterns

This charming pattern contains instructions to make this mini quilt. If you look closely, the ears are 3D and actually “flap” on the quilt top. How cute! The construction of the dogs uses FPP, but this would still be a great beginner project. This makes a beautiful wall hanging.


10. Doggies in the Window

doggies in the window dog quilt patterns

This beautiful dog applique quilt pattern features 12 dog breeds for a unique dog lovers quilt. The pattern has detailed instructions for cutting pieces for each applique dog block. The finished quilt measures 43” x 52”. 


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11. Dog Gone Cute

dog gone cute dog quilt patterns

This pattern is perfect for a child who loves dogs. The blocks are pieced using traditional methods and are a fun beginner project. The pattern includes two block sizes and two quilt sizes. Have fun and mix and match the different dog faces.


12. Handsome Hounds

handsome hounds dog quilt patterns

Here is another fun, traditionally pieced quilt block that features dapper dogs. This pattern includes instructions to make a small 36” x 36” quilt, but you could easily add blocks to make a larger quilt if you wanted. The pattern includes fabric-cutting instructions, piecing instructions, and layout options. 


13. Puppy 9-Patch Block

puppy 9-patch block dog quilt patterns

This pattern features a simple 9-patch background with a dog silhouette pieced using squares and rectangles. You could make mini quilts with one 13 ½” x 13 ½” block or create several blocks and make a larger quilt. The pattern includes detailed fabric selection and cutting instructions, plus the piecing steps. 


14. “Sarge” Applique Pattern

"sarge" applique pattern dog quilt patterns

Here is a beautiful applique pattern that almost has a stained glass look to it. This is meant to be a wall-hanging design that measures 31” x 29” when finished. This is a great project to use up some of those scraps you’ve been saving up.


15. Pit Bull Block

pit bull block dog quilt patterns

Look at those gorgeous eyes! You can use this pattern for a mini quilt or make several blocks for a larger quilt. The block size is 18” x 18”. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll receive templates for all the applique pieces and instructions to piece the quilt together. 


16. Naughty or Nice?

naughty or nice? dog quilt patterns

This realistic Dachshund mini quilt would make the perfect Christmas gift for a Dachshund mom or dad. To create this quilt, you will use raw-edge applique, which the pattern gives instructions for how to do it. The finished mini quilt measures 21” x 21”.


17. Husky Pattern

Husky Pattern dog quilt patterns

Huskies are gorgeous, and this quilt pattern perfectly captures their majesty. This pattern includes instructions for four sizes: baby, lap, twin, and queen. This is an excellent project for a confident beginner. 

We hope this compilation of dog quilt patterns has inspired you to create at least one for the dog enthusiasts in your life. Dogs are a massive part of many lives; why not have a quilt showing that fact off? 


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