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Animal Puppets with Morning Walk + Template

Hey fabric lovers,

I hope everyone had a nice and easy week! We are getting ready for Quilt Market so lots of fun over here. I’m super excited to share with you this tutorial sent to us from Leah Duncan. Using Leah's collection Morning Walk, this is the perfect afternoon and/or party activity for the little ones of the house (or the child in all of us). Scroll down for the pattern + instructions... 



  • Printer and printer paper
  • 5 pieces of 8” x 10”card stock or thin cardboard
  • Scissors
  • 5 popsicle sticks
  • Spray adhesive 
  • 10 small paper fasteners
  • Glue
  • 1/8” hole punch
  • Morning Walk fabric listed below

Fabric Requirement


  • Head: MWK-1119 - Dewon Grass Imagined
  • Body: MWK-1120 - Wispy Daybreak Nimbus

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  • Head + leg: MWK-2114 - Miniflores Sunbathed
  • Body: MWK-2116 - Mojave Aloe


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  • Head + tail: MWK-2111 - Sahuaro Picks Pale
  • Body: MWK-2117 - Desert Needlework Honor

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  • Head + leg: K1113 - Windswept Iota Sun
  • Body: MWK-1112 - Cacti Field Festival

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  • Head + legs: MWK-2115 - Limestone Feel Pitahaya
  • Body: MWK-2110 - Bare Nopal Gloom

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  1. Cut selected morning walk fabric to 8” x 5” rectangles
  2. Print out the morning walk animal puppet template onto regular white printer paper.
  3. Lay out your fabric and animal templates and group the template with the fabric on a piece of card stock for each animal.
  4. Cut the template so that the body is separate from the legs and head and pair the part with the corresponding fabric. The image of the completed animal is for your reference throughout the tutorial.
  5. In a well-ventilated area (we recommend doing this outside) use spray adhesive to glue each piece of fabric to the card stock.  Two pieces of fabric fit on one piece of card stock. On the opposite side of the card stock, use spray adhesive to glue the body, head, and legs of the animal on the back of its’ corresponding fabric. Be generous with the glue and really press the fabric into the card stock for a tight seal. Wait for the glue to dry completely.
  6. With sharp scissors cut out each body part. If the fabric starts to become unglued simply use regular glue to repair those areas.
  7. With the 1/8” hole punch make a hole on the dot. Attach the head and legs to the body with the paper fasteners.  Use the finished animal print out as a guide.
  8. Glue a Popsicle stick to the back of your animal.  Hold and wait for the glue to fully dry before playing with your animal.


There you have it!  I hope you guys enjoy it and feel free to share your version of it with us!!

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.