This is Buddy, the heart and soul of our family. He is a 14 y/o wire haired Jack Russell Terrier with a lot of personality and a big loving heart.
When Buddy was younger, his energy never ceased to amaze me…as he could run, jump, and play all day long. Since he is now a senior dog and a very slow walker, our slippery hardwood floors are not fun for him, to say the least. So I decided to make a long floor runner to keep our Bud safe and I am beyond happy to see him enjoying it.
This design is very special to me and I hope you will enjoy making it for your fur babies as well. The Pawesome Floor Runner pattern includes 2 sizes, but you can easily customize it by using fewer or more blocks.
- Small Rug – 34″ X 24″ (made from 1 block)
- Floor Runner – 34″ X 168″ (made from 7 blocks)
For your convenience and accurate cutting, I would recommend using a 60 degree special ruler that has at least one trimmed corner, or you can print my corner-trimming template from the pattern. Here are a few options if you do not have a similar ruler yet.
- GEasy Point Trimmers
- Hex N More Ruler
- Creative Grids 60 Degree Triangle Ruler
In the picture below I’m using Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts.
I enjoy working with Tula Pink fabrics as they are so unique and vibrant. Here is a list of fabrics I used for Buddy’s floor runner.
- PAWS: Tula Pink Designer Essentials – 1 Jelly Roll or or 1⁄4 yd of each tone / color to cut your own strips (2 dark & 2 light tones of 7 different colors)
- BACKGROUND: Linework Mineral Paper – 5 yds
- BINDING: Linework Mineral Paper – 1 yd
- BACKING: Homemade Busy Fingers Night – 5 yds
I quilted this rug with straight lines using a straight-edge quilting ruler, which can also be done with a walking foot on a regular sewing machine. Confident beginners can easily complete this project.