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.
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.
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 (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 www.thetartankiwi.com is packed with tips for Foundation Paper Piecing newbies – check it out for more expert advice.
Caught the paper piecing bug?
Queen of foundation paper piecing, we've yet to find an animal that Juliet can't turn into a beautiful fabric design. Her pieced puppy dog set is a delight! Born in Scotland, she’s been living in New Zealand for over a decade now, and taught herself to quilt online. Her designs have been featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. She shares her work on her website, www.thetartankiwi.com and sells her incredible Foundation Paper Piecing quilt patterns in her Etsy shop: tartankiwipatterns. She takes the things you can create out of fabric to another level.