Easily Adapt The Size, Shape and Top of This Tutorial to Suit Your Pet!
Half-square triangles stitched into pinwheel blocks form the cover of this darling pet bed by chrisblanshard shown on V and Co. Cheerful fabrics from your scraps and stash will stitch up quickly into a pieced top and sides for your own version.
Whether you’re making this for your own sweet pet, or to give as a gift, you’ll love how beautiful and fun it is. Choose fabrics you love, even those that match your decor, for a bed that is just right for your pet.
Cover an existing bed that needs refreshing or create a cover for a pet bed insert. It you’re an experienced quilter, it won’t be hard to adapt the instructions to a square or rectangular bed if you prefer.
We found several sites that sell pet bed inserts. Simply Google “pet bed inserts” to look through them, or click here.
The bed shown here was made using a tutorial by Jennifer Keltner found on AllPeopleQuilt. The tutorial is for a top that is created from hourglass blocks alternating with squares.
Replicate chrisblanshard’s version by simply making half-square triangles of the preferred size and stitching them into pinwheel blocks. 10″ blocks (finished) are a good choice for medium and large sized beds. You may want to go smaller for a bed for a small animal.
Once you have the top constructed, following the remaining instructions to complete your pet bed.
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