Simple Patchwork Makes a Darling Pet Bed

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Easily Adapt The Size, Shape, and Top of This Cover 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 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 enjoy how charming and fun it is. Choose fabrics you love, even those that match your decor, for a bed that is just right for your pet.

Patchwork Pet Bed

Cover an existing bed that needs refreshing or create a cover for a pet bed insert. If 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 cover shown below 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.

Patchwork Pet Bed

Replicate @chrisblanshard’s version by simply making half-square triangles of the preferred size and stitching them into pinwheel blocks. Ten-inch finished blocks 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, follow the remaining instructions to complete your pet bed cover. A zipper allows it to be removed for cleaning.

Click here for the free “Creature Comfort” pet bed tutorial.



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