Cozy Quilted Pet Bed

Quilts aren't just for people anymore! Check out this step-by-step guide to make a comfy bed for your pet.
doggie on pillow

1. Measure the diameter of a circular pet bed insert. Add 1 inch for seam allowances and make a circle pattern this size.

2. You'll need to determine how many blocks to create. Use this formula to determine how many 3-1/4-x-5-1/2-inch rectangles you'll need: pet bed diameter in inches x 3.14 divided by 2.75 inches (round up to nearest whole number).

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3. Assemble and join enough hourglass blocks and solid squares to equal the circle pattern.

quilt assembly diagram

4. Cut one circle each from the pieced fabric and a coordinating backing fabric.

5. Join rectangles to make a pieced strip, then join ends to make a circle.

6. Sew pieced circle to the pet bed circles with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, inserting a long zipper in the bottom seam to make the cover removable for washing.