FREE PATTERN from Janome: Cat Block and Pillow


October Janome

Use your favorite scraps to create an array of charming patchwork cats. Make an assortment of 6” x 6” cat blocks, or combine ten cats to make a large block that’s perfect for a 20” x 20” pillow cover.

The cat lover brain behind this project is Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Frannson!

Thanks to Janome for this fun block and pillow pattern!

Click HERE for a PDF document of the Cat Block & Cat Block Pillow pattern as seen on Janome’s website: janome_cat-block


Please note one little correction, thanks to an OnPoint reader:

Under Step 2: Finish the Block

  • Refer to the diagram above to arrange the cats in 3 rows, with 3 cats in Rows 1 and 2, and 4 cats in Row 2…

That should read 3 cats in Rows 1 and 3, and 4 cats in Row 2…as pictured.

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Theresa St John

I am a died in the wool cat lover.

Patty Day

Love the pattern, I intend to make pillows for my
grand daughters who love cats.

Love this pattern, thanks.

Elaine Rickard

This is just adorable!! I love it and I love cats.


There is a typo in the instructions. Step 2 of putting the project together states that there are 3 cats in rows 1 and 2. That “2” should be a “3”. “Three cats in rows 1 and 3 and four cats in row 2.” is how the instructions should read. Otherwise a really cute and easy to make project!


Would love to have this pattern but could not download it.

I sent a PDF to your email address. Sylvia Thomas, AQS Office Administrator

Love the cats but I will need my magnifying glass to read the tiny print. Just finished a cat themed quilt for my daughter and even though the two patterns are quite different this pillow would be a nice companion.


Perfect for my cat-loving Dughter-in-law and I can use the great Tula Pink scraps I have left from a previous project! Thanks!

Sharon Simons

I Love Janome! (I Have a 6500P) and love Kitties too! And would LOVE to have this as a PDF file. I couldn’t get it to download so I could print it.

Sharon, I have added a link to a PDF of the pattern to the blog post. You should be able to save and print the PDF. If you have any further problems, just let me know. Sylvia Thomas, AQS Office Administrator,

Thanks a bunch. I love anything to do about cats.


I would love this pattern but the PDF does not download……

Denise, I sent the PDF to your email address so you can save it and print it. Sylvia Thomas, AQS Office Administrator

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The pattern print is only in computer notation of square zeros. Is there a way to get a readable copy? Thank you!!!

Jan. I have been trying to figure out your printing problem and cannot duplicate it. I will try emailing the PDF to you so you can see it that prints correctly. Please contact me if that does not work. Call me, 270-898-7903, or email Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager

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