Scottie Dog quilted pillow

I’ve been working on this Scottie dog quilted pillow for, oh, over a month now. I finally finished it and gave it to my Sister-in-law who loves Scottie dogs. They had a Scottish terrier growing up named Scottie, and ever since then its been all Scotties. Even this past Christmas, almost all the wrapping paper was Scottie dog, and my sister-in-law got Scottie dog pajamas, and Scottie dog bed sheets. So of course when I saw a picture of a Scottie dog quilt, I had to make a block and turn it into a pillow and I was lucky enough to find a Scottie dog print fabric for the back from Joann’s.

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How to make the block:

You’ll need:

  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • 1/4 yard dark fabric
  • 1/4 yard light fabric
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • seam ripper
  • scissors

Cut:

  •  Light fabric
    • 10 squares 3.5″ x 3.5″
    • 5 triangles 4″ x 4″ (cut square corner to corner, so 3 squares)
    • 2 squares 1.75″ x 1.75″
  • Dark fabric
    • 9 squares 3.5″ x 3.5″
    • 5 triangles 4″ x 4″ (cut square corner to corner, so 3 squares)
    • 1 rectangle 2.5″ x 1.75″
    • 2 squares 1.75″ x 1.75″

Lay out the block so you know where everything goes.

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Sew your 4″ triangles at 1/4 inch, press open.

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I worked horizontally row by row sewing 1/4 inch seams. Pressing as I went along. I also saved the chin/mouth square for last. Its a bit tricky so I’ll show it in a separate step.

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Continue to work row by row, pressing as you go. Don’t do the mouth block yet.

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For the mouth block, sew the black and white squares together corner to corner, as shown below. Press and trim fabric 1/4 inch from the seam.

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Sew the two dark and light squares together at 1/4 inch, press. Sew to the dark fabric rectangle. You may need to trim some excess fabric. You want the final block to be 3.5″ x 3.5″. Insert it into the row.

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Sew all the horizontal rows together, taking care to match up the seams.

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And that’s the block.

How to do the quilted part:

For the quilt part, I added a border around the block, pinned it to some batting and a solid white back. I used my sewing machine to stitch in the ditch all the way around the outline of the Scottie dog and around the border.

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For the pillow part:

I used the Happy Housie’s tutorial for a simple envelope pillow case. I made it fit a 16″ x 16″ pillow form. Depending on the size of pillow you want to use you may have to add some extra border like I did. I added a little pink bow to tie the pink from the back fabric to the front.

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It was a bit of work, but totally worth it. I loved how it turned out.

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