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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that is available when disasters strike. It is a way to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters.

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Make one for your pet and then make another to donate to a local animal shelter in your area. Visit the PetfinderFoundation.com for a list of animal shelters needing Kennel Quilt donations in your area. Click here to find animal welfare organizations near you.

If you are designing your own, be sure to check out the Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts: to create a safe quilt for pets.

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USA to USA Postage

8 Kennel Quilts
+
One Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
9-1/2" x 12-1/2"
=

$7.20


18 Kennel Quilts
+
One Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
11-7/8" x 3-3/8" x 13-5/8"
=

$13.60


Current Needs
 
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Help Colorado and Utah Pets
 
Over 1500
members
Almost 21,000
kennel quilts sent

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team response efforts have included:

2012 - 109+ quilts
 

Hurricane Sandy

2013 - 820+ quilts

 

Texas Explosion in West City, Oklahoma Tornado, Colorado Fires, Idaho Fires, California Fires, Colorado Floods, Indiana Tornado, and Missouri Hoarding

2014 - 386+ quilts
 

Washington Mudslides, Arkansas Tornado, Washington Fires, Texas Shelter With No Heat, and New York Snow

2015 - 1882+ quilts
 

New York Extreme Cold, Texas Floods, Oklahoma Floods, California Fires, and South Carolina Floods

2016 - 6767+ quilts
 

Missouri Floods, Louisiana Floods, Maryland Pets, Georgia Pets, Alberta Canada Fires, New Jersey Pets, West Virginia Floods, Wyoming Kittens, Louisiana Floods, Huricane Matthew, and Tennessee Fires

2017 - 9317+ quilts

 

Louisiana Puppies, Louisiana Tornado, Florida Puppy Mill Rescue, Missouri Floods, Arkansas Kitty Hoarding, Huricane Harvey, Huricane Irma, Huricane Maria, and California Fires

2018 - 1612+ quilts

 

Winter Storms, and Texas Floods


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Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts:

  • Materials used should be 100% cotton (biodegradable) (Do not use flannel for it sheds too much).

  • Pre-wash fabrics (pets can have allergies just like humans).

  • Finished size should be 12" x 18". This fits the most commonly used small kennel used at shelters.

  • When piecing, use a small stitch length (e.g. 14 stitches/inch).

  • Do not use binding as it can be hazardous to pets if it becomes loose. Layer, sew around the edge using a small stitch length, and turn quilts pillow-cover style. Whipstitch the opening with small, tight stitches.

  • Use only simple appliques that are secured with tight stitches along the edges. Avoid using fusibles.

  • Keep the quilting simple and use small tight quilting stitches that won’t catch on pet claws. Do not tie quilts as the ends can get caught in claws or chewed off.

  • Do not use any metallic threads or other embellishments (e.g. beads, charms, buttons, ribbons, lace, trims, etc.) of any kind. Do not add handles or loops to the quilt.

Free Patterns
Click here for a Kennel Quilt tutorial on Timeless Treasures blog.

Barbara Chojnacki brings you Instant Charm, a quick and easy project sure to please any pet. All the fabric you need for this one is a pack of charm squares and a coordinating fabric.

Click here for the pattern (300 kb PDF).

Cindy Mccoy’s Orphan Block Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all! For the center, check out your orphan block pile.

Click here for the pattern (720 kb PDF).

Nan’s Duck and Ducklings Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash!

Click here for the pattern (152kb PDF).

Maria's One Block Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is quick and easy with no piecing involved.

Click here for the pattern (415 kb PDF).

Nan’s Rails Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all!

Click here for the pattern (421 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Go Fish! Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small cat kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (469 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Bow Wow Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (492 kb PDF).

 

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