Since we have 2 small dogs that sleep at the bottom of the bed I don't want them touching the actual bed quilt or sheets, so I buy cheap sheets, embroider strips, cut everything up into quilt blocks, and then put together to make an "illusion " of a quilt to cover up and protect the real thing (sheets and quilt) at night (sleep) time. It washes up beautifully every week and my quilt is nice and safe.
Oh the things we do for our beloved animals.
Bed cover to go over quilt
Close up of embroidered blocks