Matching Dog Bed and Quilt

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I wanted to make a nice bed and quilt for my dog's kennel that matched the living room decor better than some of the ones that I saw in the store. I picked up a cheap $10 bed in the sale section of Home Sense and some cute flannel and polyester fabric ( tough to find 100% cotton these days!) from the local fabric shop!
Beginning of cushion with flannel overlay.
I knew the flannel would be the front of the cushion since it was soft and cuddly. It was a simple job to overlay a few layers of flannel onto both sides of the purchased cushion and then sew up the edges. I then 'quilted' the same pattern from the original cushion by hand through the fabric and cushion.
Completed cushion.
Once the flannel work was done, I used the printed polyester fabric as the backing to the cushion bringing it up on the flannel side to trim the cushion.
Completed quilt.
Onto the quilt! I didn't use any quilt batting because I didn't want the blanket to be too heavy or full. I layered a few pieces of flannel and the printed fabric to the appropriate size which would be about 24" x 36" for my little guy! I did a simple quilt pattern going diagonal one way and then the other. Once the quilting was complete I brought the edges of the printed fabric to the flannel side by about 1.5" and sewed the trim.
Chico enjoying my handiwork.
As you can see above, Chico likes his bedding even if there is pink in the print!


FYI - all of the sewing was done by hand as a labour of love! I like sitting and hand working a project sometimes because it's so relaxing!
Suggested materials:
  • Inexpensive pet cushion   (Home Sense)
  • Flannel Material
  • Polyester Print Material
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  • Barbara Lowell Barbara Lowell on Jun 09, 2016
    very sweet and lovely but you showed WHAT you did but not HOW u did it? Like I would like to know how to get those diagonal lines on the blankie. evenly spaced, and just in general more how to.

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  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jun 08, 2016
    This dog is very lucky, you have inspired me to have a go and try and make my dog Lucy a beautiful bed like Chico's thank you.

    • Jacquie Blair Jacquie Blair on Jun 08, 2016
      Thank you! You will need to show me how lucky Lucy is when you make her bed!

  • Ellen  Webster Ellen Webster on Jul 23, 2018

    Thanks - it's 2018 and your quilt is still inspiring. I was wondering what batting to put in my dog quilts and VOILA. You gave the best answer. Batting always roams around after laundering - fabric - perfect! Thanks.


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