Sew-fun dog quilts! Free Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns

Make a mini quilt complete with patchwork pups! Use these free foundation paper piecing templates to piece a Basset Hound, Boxer or Scottie Dog mini quilt.

Patchwork dog quilt pattern

Sewing your own Pieced Pups is easy with these FPP patterns from issue 37 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, designed by Juliet Van Der Heijden.


The templates for this fun FPP project are full-size, so all you need to do is print and cut.

Foundation paper piecing patchwork dogs pattern

You can find designer  Juliet Van Der Heijden’s instructions for how to turn these Boxer Dog, Bassett Hound and Scottie Dog templates into marvellous mini quilts inside issue 37 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, available through our app for Google Play and Apple Newstand.

Some of these templates have had to be split across pages, so double check them against the layout diagrams in the magazine when piecing them together.

Foundation paper piecing patchwork dog quilt pattern free

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) tips

  • Remember that the marked side of the foundation (the side you will be stitching) is the reverse of the finished block.
  • To check fabric placement, increase your stitch length and baste two sections together before you sew. Large stitches are easy to remove if you need to sew the seam a second time. If your’e happy, sew the seam directly on top of the basting, using your standard FPP short stitch.
  • Remove papers in reverse order – starting with the final sections sewn and working back to the beginning.
  • Juliet’s blog is packed with tips for Foundation Paper Piecing newbies – check it out for more expert advice.

Caught the paper piecing bug?

Why not give English Paper Piecing a go too? We’ve got a bumper set of free hexagon templates to get you started.