Gone to the Dogs - and FREE Pattern

"Hi, mom. I'm wondering if you can make something for our German Shepherd Rescue group for a fundraiser. Do you have anything, maybe coasters or placemats? I'll pay you!" (from my favorite youngest daughter in Atlanta) And I laughed and I laughed. Are you kidding? I had scraps of dog fabric and went to work. And, no, she's not paying me.

3 sets of Dog Coasters
You can have the simple pattern for the Doggie Paw block here. This is a png file. When printed it should come to 5" (finished size is what you see). Everybody's computer is different and since I don't have a free spot anymore with Craftsy, this is all I can do at the time. You can tell your printer to scale the size and I hope it works for you. I used fusible webbing and matching thread for the machine appliqué.

5" (finished) dog print block
The print hexagons are English Paper Piecing 2" papers. Stitched and then placed on 5-1/2" background squares and zigzag stitched with monofilament thread.

These were the last of my scraps, but I'm so happy I was able to squeek out enough for these.

And just to  show you I'm a dog person, here's a pic of my sweet dog Belle who passed away 2 years ago. She lived a long life (almost 17 years) and gave us a lot of smiles!

Belle basking in the sun outside my kitchen about 10 years ago


  1. Debby, I love it when the kid says, "I will pay you." Of course, the kids aren't paying you. That's what a mom's love is. Thanks for sharing the pattern and the story with us. I had told my daughter in late January how I had helped her brother with the custody battle of his two children with two different mothers. Then I added that I would have done the same if it were her. Just two weeks later, I got a call telling me that she and her husband are divorcing and asking me if I would help her. I told her that I will do what I can both emotionally and financially. I remember 23 years ago when mhy kids' dad walked out just saying that he didn't want to be married to me and there was no other discussion, my mother was not an emotional support but she did help me financially. I hope I learned and can be a better mom to her. Sometimes what the kids asked certainly is not what we expect. Good job, Debby!

  2. Hi Debby! I have made some microwave cozies for my SIL and her rescue group for last year's fundraising. This would be a fabulous choice for this year. Thank you for sharing the idea and the cute paw print. Belle looks like she was nice and comfy enjoying that nice warm sunshine. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Great ideas....we all need our 4 legged pals.

  4. What a sweet picture of Belle. Your coasters are wonderufl. Thank you for the dog paw. I have always loved it when the kids ask if I can help them with something. They would always volunteer me for things in school too. :) :) I also make greeting cards and they still ask me for those also. And I am like you, no I will not take money for giving of my time and love. Have a wonderful week.
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  5. Such a sweet looking dog. I am sure you still miss her as I do my last two cats that lived to be 18 years old. Cute coasters. I am sure they will sell at the fund raiser.

  6. Love it. I work for a sea turtle rescue group. Karen Beasley Rescue,rehabilitate and release center, Surf City NY. Do you want to try flippers?????
    Meanwhile, I am printing out the dog paw as my family are all dog lovers.


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