DIY Quilted Doggie Placemats and tasty nutrition for your dog!

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We are finalizing the move into our RV this week and after finally finding room for their Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food, I realized that the dogs needed placemats under their dishes.  Why?  Well, for one it will keep the floor from getting messy, but the most important thing is everyone knows that dog food has much better taste when it is eaten over a rug.  Since I want to save my new carpet, a quilted placemat is in order! 

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

These quilted placemats are easy to make!  And they have a little pocket on the side to put a treat in for dessert!  I love creating my own decor and since my motorhome will be featuring teal and red inside, these little placemats will work well!

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Faith seemed pretty impressed with them.  But then again, maybe she was just wanting me to open that dog food bag.  She is a big fan of Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food.

So am I, in fact.  We looked high and low to find a brand that we trusted when it came to feeding the dogs.  Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food is the first brand to use and be founded on the idea of real meat as the number one ingredient to help promote total body health.  Real chicken, beef, lamb, or salmon!  Their goal is to give dogs the nutrition to be their absolute best, keeping them energetic and healthy.

What else could you ask for?

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So let’s make some placemats!

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

For this project I used:

(5 ea) 4.5″ x 4.5″ teal squares
(4 ea) 4.5″ x 4.5″ red squares
(1 ea.) 3.5″ x 12.5″ teal rectangle
(1 ea.) 3.5″ x 5″ red rectangle (for pocket)
(1 ea.) backing in teal (15.5″ x 12.5″)
batting cut about 1″ larger (16.5″ x 13.5″)
(2) 1.5″ x 40″ strips for binding
Small amount of Fusible Web

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

These directions are for one placemat.  (I made contrasting ones for each dog).  Begin with the rectangle meant as the pocket.  Fold over one of the 3.5″ sides and sew in place.  (This is the top of the pocket).

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

With wrong side of pocket against the right side of the 12.5″ x 3.5″ strip, sew the pocket in place with a 1/8″ seam.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Sew each row of squares together using 1/4″ seams as shown. Then sew each row together to create the placemat top.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Draw a heart and a paw outline onto the smooth side of some fusible web.  Choose fabric for your pieces and iron the fusible web, rough side down, onto the wrong side of the fabric.  (IMPORTANT- be sure the smooth side is up and rough side is down.  The rough side is adhesive which will stick to your fabric.  You do not want it sticking to your iron).

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Cut out your pieces.  Once they are all trimmed, you can peel off the fusible webbing, which will leave a layer of adhesive on the back side of your fabric.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Lay your pieces down one by one, and iron them onto the fabric front.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Now use a small zig zag stitch to stitch along all the outlines.  This will keep the fabric permanently in place.  And it looks pretty cool too!

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Once all the pieces are stitched down, it is time to quilt!

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Layer the fused fabric front, one layer of batting, The bottom layer will be the fabric back with the wrong side up.  Pin the layers together.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

Sew all three layers together.  I followed along the sides of the squares and then stitched diagonally across all but the center square.

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

I finished with binding.  If you need a tutorial on binding, check out my quilt binding tutorial here.  Or for another easy way to bind, this video on binding a quilt is a great help.

I stuck a treat in the pocket to see how it worked.  Faith said it works just fine!

quilted doggie placemat free pattern

You can find Purina® Pro Plan® Dry Dog Food at your local PetSmart. Which by the way, is Faith’s favorite store.  She loves the fact that she can come shopping with me, and gets to pick out a new toy when we go.  PetSmart has most anything you could ever need to take care of your dog.  It is a one stop shop!

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Do you love to create things for your pets?  What have you made?

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  • Laurie Reimer April 14, 2015, 8:37 pm

    These would also be great as liners for little dog carriers. So cute!

  • LaKita April 10, 2015, 12:31 pm

    I totally love these! What an awesome idea and something special for any fur baby. Stopping by from #FoodieFriDIY

  • T'onna @ USS Crafty March 23, 2015, 2:31 am

    Your placemats are so cute! I love the color combination! I’m pinning this! I don’t have a dog, but my parents have a puppy (Shih tzu & Pomeranian), and my mom would love something like this for her darling Mickey.

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  • Diana Rambles March 22, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Adorable! Great post!!

  • Jenna Wood March 17, 2015, 12:36 pm

    Haha “Everyone knows that dog food tastes much better when it’s eaten over a rug” isn’t that the truth! And he bigger the mess, the better, right? #client

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