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Dog Gone Cute Zippered Pillows

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

These little puppy pillows were made using one large block and one small block from my Dog Gone Cute pattern. I just added borders around the blocks and then made my own pillow forms to fit. I stuffed them with some poly fill I found in a box when I moved into the new sewing studio.



For the pillows I quilted the blocks and then put the backing with right sides facing instead of having to bind these pillows like I did when I made the Happy Turtle zippered pillow for my niece. The zippers are still hidden beneath these flaps on the back.



The large block pillow finished at 14″ x 21″.

And the small block pillow finished at 9″ x 12″.

These pillows were made to match the maxi size Dog Gone Cute quilt, and in keeping with that, I used my fave organic wavy lines with my walking foot using a 3.3 stitch length using a light grey Superior Threads’ So Fine! #30 on top and plain white Guetermann polyester thread in the bobbin. I had picked up this orange chicken fabric quite a while ago. Just could not resist that fat quarter. Kept picking it up and putting it down. But the picking it up won out. And I think it looks so cute on the mama dog!




All in all…. I think those two pillows make for a Dog Gone Cute set paired up with the quilt!

Have you been following along on the Dog Gone Cute quilt along blog hop? The instructions for the first four dog blocks have been posted already. And there are four more dog blocks to come in the next two Tuesdays. Then there is a full month to get your project quilted up while the blog hop participants show you what they made. Then there is a linky party where we can all get together and show off our Dog Gone Cuteness! Click here to read all about it!



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25 Responses

  1. Hi Lorna! They look all together so fantastic! I'm sure Nero would be really happy for a pillow with a friend on it! x Teje

  2. Sewmotion says:

    Aw Lorna, those cushions are so cute, and show off the individual blocks perfectly! And you're right, that set looks great! I'm off to my quilt group this morning and will be trying my begs to get another block done… When the chitchat dies down that is 🙂 have a great weekend X

  3. Kay says:

    These look amazing. x

  4. Your pillows are so cute and definitely complement the Dog Gone Quilt. Yes, I LOVE your Dog Gone Cute Blocks and am following along, but will wait till I have all before starting……..and, my sewing machine broke – a day before my birthday…….ahhhhhhhh! It's an oldy, but they tell me it is worth fixing, so we'll see.

  5. Super, super cute, Lorna!!!

  6. Thanks for a fun pattern!! I started with a notion to make a baby quilt which grew to a twin size and is currently done and quilted and living on our couch 🙂 Will look forward to revealing it on the 6th. Those puppies are addictive! Your pillows are a great touch, love them.

  7. very cute, any pillow I make never turns out that good 🙂

  8. legato1958 says:

    Super Duper Puppy Cute pillows to go along with your gorgeous quilt!! This is such a fun pattern to use!Susie

  9. Those two pillows are the perfect complement to the quilt. What a beautiful gift that would make!

  10. Ioleen says:

    I have yet to start my blocks. Love your finished pillows and your quilt.

  11. Karen Ackva says:

    You pillows are just too dog gone cute! I don't have time for the QAL BUT I do have time to make a pillow! My daughter needs a pillow for circle time in school and this is purr-fect! Thank you for the great pattern! You rock!

  12. Lara B. says:

    Those two pillows make for a Dog Gone Cute set Lorna! The trio are so wonderful! You sure have a lot of fun lined up with this project! I somehow missed about your new sewing space and need to go look for that post.

  13. Nancy J says:

    I do like the cushions to match the quilt, and great choice of fabrics to contrast the doggies so well.

  14. Wait – I have to be the one that tells you – using chicken fabric for the dog is crazy. (Never mind the fact that it works and looks really cute!) It's crazy. (Also – I'm going to go see what fabrics I have. Oh I have little bears! Yay!)

  15. Adorable pillows! Do you have a tutorial for putting the zipper and backing together or is there one you can recommend? 🙂

  16. Those pillows are soooooo cute! I've been planning to use one of the big blocks to make a pillow for our oldest daughter's partner for Christmas and modeling it after their rescue dog. So it was good to see that it will work like I've imagined.

  17. Glinda ♥ says:

    Very lovely. I'm seeing these cute dogs all over the place! Brilliant work, m'dear 🙂

  18. Heide says:

    Oh my goodness….The cute chicken fabric is adorable! What a fun bed to cuddle up in with the quilt and pillows.

  19. This has got to be the cutest pattern ever. Makes me wish my son was little again. And the chicken fabric is so cute too. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  20. Very cute puppies!!! I'm up to three blocks now. Is there a tutorial you follow for adding the zipper to the back? I haven't tried a zipper yet on pillows.

  21. Yep! Those are adorable. Any little boy would LOVE the quilt and pillows. My own boys would have fought over them until there were three sets. 🙂 I really do miss those days.

  22. Cheryl says:

    So cute! I love the two sizes of pillows, they are adorable together.

  23. Jo Ferguson says:

    Absolutely adorable and made even cuter by your fabric and colour choices.

  24. Mine-rSewFun says:

    I love the orange dogs and especially the chicken fabric! Doggone cute!!!

  25. tahoe34 says:

    Do you have a pattern that you use for your pillows?