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Thread: to the dogs..oh well

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    One thing about it,my doggie loves all my quilts ( I find him sucking on them!), never bugs me about the time or money I spend quilting,and sits on my feet while I quilt. The DH doesn't get any more quilts,as he doesn't appreciate them.

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    I made both of my step daughters quilts and they did who knows what with them, but neither of them possess them. I am pretty positive that they ended up being left behind during a move or thrown in the trash. I explained to them both that the quilts were theirs, but also took the time to explain the cost, time and especially the love that went into making them. Am I little upset, yes at first, but then again I did give them to them. What they did with the quilts was their choice. I have also tried to imagine what happens to quilts that I donate. Do the recipients really appreciate the quilt for the remainder of its "life" or does it turn into pets bed or used to lay under the car while the oil is being changed? So, I have learned to just let it go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    Puppies need quilts too. But if it were me, they wouldn't get another quilt. Just sayin...
    Yup! I love dogs, but you intended that quilt for humans. ---------------------Use this line to cross them off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting4five View Post
    One of the very first quilts I made I gave to my collie I used it to practice free motion quilting and loved seeing her be cozy with it (she is one of those types of dogs that will walk through the house until she finds some fabric on the floor - a small dishtowel or one of the kids' sweatshirts - and then snuggle on that -- she really loves fabric!). Maybe your friend's dog was equally drawn to the love and comfort of your quilt...
    In another life this dog must have been a quilter!!

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    I made toobrush rugs for all 4 of my kids for Christmas. One the dog claimed before package was even opened. Another puppies claimed as soon as it hit the floor. I lay them on our floor while working on them to make sure they are flat, my toy poodle thinks it is for her. I have one in the works for her.

    Many people care more about their dogas then their family. Our furbaby & all of our kid's animals are family. At least what is made is loved.
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    I have thought about all of this with the dog. You see if my dog had a desire to lay on a quilt and I seen it, the very first thing I would do is remove it and give him another. Then the very next time I seen a quilt I liked at a second hand store I would buy it and give it to the dog. And put the other one up for me to use on the couch while watching tv or reading or anything else. Just my opinion. The thing is it does harden a person up, to want to give anyone anything.

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    I gave my DMIL a quilt because she loved it when she saw it. Once when I visited her, her dog was curled up on it. She told me that Daisy took it over as soon as she brought it home and that it was her favorite place to curl up. My DMIL loves that dog so much and I could tell how happy she was that Daisy was so happy. I could not have given a gift to please her anymore than a quilt that Daisy loves so much. They are both happy - Daisy is comfy and DMIL takes great pleasure in watching her make her nest in the middle of the quilt that I gave them.
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    to the dogs..

    Many find this funny but I made the dogs and I a Ricky Timms Kaleidoscope quilt this year and its PERFECT..in our house they are the kids and we want them to be comfy and happy..as a matter of fact we have quilts on the backs of the lazyboys and the dogs make nests in them over night!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting4five View Post
    One of the very first quilts I made I gave to my collie I used it to practice free motion quilting and loved seeing her be cozy with it (she is one of those types of dogs that will walk through the house until she finds some fabric on the floor - a small dishtowel or one of the kids' sweatshirts - and then snuggle on that -- she really loves fabric!). Maybe your friend's dog was equally drawn to the love and comfort of your quilt...
    Your dog and ours were cut from the same cloth, to coin a phrase. Bess will lay on a dirty t-shirt if it is on the floor. I made her a quilt big enough to lay on, big enough to cover her up with on a cold winter night. She ate it!!!!!!! Chewed holes all over it.......to the point that it wouldn't keep her warm anymore. She loved that quilt. Now she is older (10) and I can put anything over her to keep her snuggled (which she loves) (especially a down quilt - queen sized - and literally crawls under it,can't even see her. She is happy, warm, content. At least I know she appreciated the quilt I made her. I think our fur babies appreciate their warmth from a quilt more than we will ever know. It has our smell on it!!!!!!! Edie
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    You have a great attitude. I made a quilt for my nephew and found it stuffed in the back of his closet. I would rather the dogs had been able to use it.

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