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.
here for information on becoming a team member.
for Small Kennel Quilts:
Materials used should be 100% cotton (biodegradable).
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 wont 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.
here for a Kennel Quilt tutorial
on Timeless Treasures blog.
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.