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Thread: Quilt for my cat

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    My cat, Chiyo, loves my purple bath robe to death. I wouldn't mind so much except that she likes to chew and "nurse" on it. So I want to make a simple, 36"x36" quilt for her to lay and chew on.

    I have a couple of questions:

    1. I can't think of the name of the fabric typically used in bathrobes (you know, that plushy, hotel towel sort of fabric). And I'm not exactly sure how to make this stuff into a quilt because of the nap it has and its thicker than your typical flannel or fleece (I can imagine sewing and pressing 1/4" seams could be a little difficult).

    2. For those who have made quilts for their pets, can you offer any suggestions for making a quilt for a cat?

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    the fabric you're thinking of is Terry Cloth. 1/2" seams would be easier to work with.

    your cat is attached to your robe. a quilt probably won't change her mind. give the robe to the cat and make or buy yourself a new one. you'll both be happier.
    :-)

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    Better yet, make her a quilt out of your robe! LOL So cute!

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    I bought some of that type of fabric at walmart. They called it bathrobe fabric. It is usually a nylon blend. I used it for the back of a quilt .nice and soft. check the thrift store and get him his own robe. I had a cat who did that, it was always soggy wet

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    I haven't made a quilt for my pets, but have made kitty and ferret hammocks out of fleece, using a satin stitch to draw picture and pet's name. If kitty is chewing a lot, you may want to grow a pot of grass or catnip inside.

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    I agree with Patrice....she wants your robe because it smells of you. You may just have to settle for shortening it, if it is long enough or giving way to her fancy. If you can shorten it then you could add in a little more from an old towel that is softened with wear. Larger seams is the way to go...or you could try doing it like a rag quilt..Either would work.

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    I agree with SandraJ, your robe smells of you and if you give it any thing different, probably won't have anything to do with it. When my dog was a puppy, I bought her a little baby blanket and rubed it over my body, she slepted in her cage okay after that! Now she's 69 lbs and still lays on anything that smells of me.

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    Still gotta love those babies though! We can't help smelling so yummy! Everything else should be so simple!

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    I made a pillow for my sister's cat. I used the same fabric that I'd used in her quilt. The cat would have preferred the quilt be she quickly settled down to use her big soft pillow. I say make your kitty the softest, cushioniest quilt that you can. You might be surprised how fast your kitty settles into it! It's worth a try anyway! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I haven't made a quilt for my pets, but have made kitty and ferret hammocks out of fleece, using a satin stitch to draw picture and pet's name. If kitty is chewing a lot, you may want to grow a pot of grass or catnip inside.
    You have a ferret?

    For some reason, my cat doesn't seem to take interest in catnip. I made her this little toy that was stuffed to the max with dry catnip and you could smell the catnip inside the toy from a mile away. She didn't even touch it or go anywhere near it. Maybe its because it was dry catnip...or my cat is really weird. I'd try growing catnip for her, but keeping plants alive isn't exactly one of my strong points...or getting them to come out of the soil.


    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    I made a pillow for my sister's cat. I used the same fabric that I'd used in her quilt. The cat would have preferred the quilt be she quickly settled down to use her big soft pillow. I say make your kitty the softest, cushioniest quilt that you can. You might be surprised how fast your kitty settles into it! It's worth a try anyway! :lol:
    That's exactly what I had in mind. She likes anything that's soft and fluffy...but she's really taken a liking to my bathrobe. So I want to make her this really plushy, soft quilt just for her.

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