Sharp Dressed Cat- 6" Quilt Block

This is a 6" foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern.  Have fun choosing coordinating fabrics for his coat, lapels, vest, tie, and shirt.



Cutting Instructions:

Note:  When paper-piecing, I cut larger pieces than I actually need to ensure that I won't have problem covering an area if I don't place it in exactly the right spot.  The cutting instructions below are for larger pieces.  If you'd rather cut smaller, more exact pieces, feel free to do so.


Size & Shape:



2-1/2" x 4" (Cut 2)

B5, B6


2" x 4" (Cut 1)



2-1/2" x 4-1/2" (Cut 2)

A13, A14

Yellow (Cat)

3" x 4" (Cut 1)


Yellow (Cat)

2-1/2" Square (Cut 2).  Cut each one once diagonally for four triangles. (You will have one triangle left over.)

B2, B3

Light Green (Tie)

2" x 3" (Cut 1)


Light Green (Tie)

1-1/2" x 2" (Cut 1).


Purple (Vest)

2-1/2" Square (Cut 1).  Cut once diagonally for two triangles.

A5, A6

White (Collar)

1-1/2" Square (Cut 1). Cut once diagonally for two triangles.

A3, A4

Medium Blue (Lapels)

1-1/2" x 4" (Cut 2)

A7, A8

Dark Blue (Coat)

3-1/2" x 4" (Cut 2)

A9, A10

Dark Blue (Coat)

1" x 4" (Cut 2)

A11, A12


Step 1:  Print out the paper foundation pattern. Cut out each of the two paper-piecing units just outside of the dashed lines of the seam allowance.

Step 2:  Using a VERY short stitch length setting on your sewing machine, paper-piece each unit following the numbers on the printed foundation.  

Step 3:  When both of the two units have been pieced, carefully trim away the excess paper and fabric by cutting on the dashed lines of the seam allowance.

Step 4:  With right sides together, layer Unit B on Unit A.  Pin in place, then stitch together using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Remove the paper from the seam allowance (on both sides) and press this seam open.

Step 5:  Carefully remove the paper from the back of the block.

Step 6:  Lightly trace the face pattern on the right side of the cat's face.  Using 2 strands of embroidery floss, outline stitch the mouth and satin stitch the nose and eyes.

Books With Cat Patterns:

Cat's Meow by Janet Kime

Christmas Cats and Dogs by Janet Kime

It's Raining Cats and Dogs by Janet Kime

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