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    Love the pics of your cat beds...looks like they are enjoying their beds.
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    FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much. My kitties will love this.
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    Love the pics...but where do the big people get to sit?..looks like the best spots ate taken!!

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    Ah, the look of contented kitties! I reviewed the tut and by Jove, I've got it! My Scout kitty will be having a new bed soon.

    Girlie Girl certainly has the look of the royals! She must be be a relative of my Scout. Same markings and always looks ready to wear her tiara. I shall put on my servant's garb and return to the sewing room to wait up the princess by creating a snugly little bed.

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    Oh so comfy looking! I wonder if my cats would use a bed?
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    Do you wash them with the fiber fill still inside?


    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    This link is how you can make a wonderful fur baby bed. I've made several and it can be done in less than hour. I'll post pictures of my version with our two kitties, Kip-Purr the yellow Tom and Girlie Girl the princess of the house.
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    What I have learned in making several is that when you think you have enough fiber fill, add more and then when you think you've added more, add a little more. They love 'nesting' and pad pawing to make it 'just right'. When it looks like a balloon it's just about right :0)

    I've washed these several times and they wash/dry beautifully. Oh my do they love it right out of the dryer! So here's the link hope your fur babies love this super simple/easy bed.
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236744.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    This link is how you can make a wonderful fur baby bed. I've made several and it can be done in less than hour. I'll post pictures of my version with our two kitties, Kip-Purr the yellow Tom and Girlie Girl the princess of the house.
    Attachment 316347Attachment 316348

    What I have learned in making several is that when you think you have enough fiber fill, add more and then when you think you've added more, add a little more. They love 'nesting' and pad pawing to make it 'just right'. When it looks like a balloon it's just about right :0)

    I've washed these several times and they wash/dry beautifully. Oh my do they love it right out of the dryer! So here's the link hope your fur babies love this super simple/easy bed.
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236744.0
    This pattern and your tut, are GREAT!!!!! I have two dogs and a cat, so you know what I will be making this weekend. Thanks for the great tut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onaemtnest View Post
    You can do it! :0)

    I've made one for our friend who has a Rottie ~ her girl is really a stout big cattle ranch working dog. Just by the yardage, I think, if I remember I bought the widest fleece available 56" ~ layered two pieces ~ cut the circle with a quilt tape ruler the long tape I think it's 108". You can even join pieces easily as fleece is so forgiving. It's going to take a lot of poly fill to fill that big of bed. My girlfriend bought a 5# box of poly fill and we used nearly all of it, if I remember correctly.

    My friends Rottie is a cattle dog and I made a fleece coat for her Rottie and lined (stuffed between the layers) with the left over poly fiber fill. Because her dog goes out in sub-zero weather with my friend when it's calving time, she'd get so cold...now she won't even get out of the truck until my friend puts her coat on her. :0)
    Thanks for the info. My great dane loves to fluff things up, so she would love one. The rottie is a mix, he only weighs 95#, but he just had knee surgery again and has to have a firm bed. But I will have to try to make one for the dane. She currently sleeps either on the sofa or on her 35"X50" mattress. I think if I got 60" in length of each piece, it might be big enough for her. Sure is worth a try.

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    Love this, I have some fleece that I was not sure what to do with and now I know what to do. Thanks for posting this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnisewta View Post
    Do you wash them with the fiber fill still inside?
    Yes, I wash them as is in the washer, then tumble them in the dryer. Should the fiber fill get bunched up I just fluff the inside by pulling the top side and bottom side away from each other ~ all the while grabbing handfuls of the fiber fill between the layers. It fluffs up nicely...between washings I will do the same to fluff the beds for the kitties...after all as a human with two cats I'm just considered 'staff' anyway. :0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    Thanks for the info. My great dane loves to fluff things up, so she would love one. The rottie is a mix, he only weighs 95#, but he just had knee surgery again and has to have a firm bed. But I will have to try to make one for the dane. She currently sleeps either on the sofa or on her 35"X50" mattress. I think if I got 60" in length of each piece, it might be big enough for her. Sure is worth a try.
    Oh, I'm sorry about the surgery for your Rottie....it's hard when our pets are hurting. I'm so happy with the beds and I know you will be too. It will take a lot of fiber fill for as big bed as you are anticipating, so watch for those 5# boxes.
    Smiles from Idaho,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
    Ah, the look of contented kitties! I reviewed the tut and by Jove, I've got it! My Scout kitty will be having a new bed soon.

    Girlie Girl certainly has the look of the royals! She must be be a relative of my Scout. Same markings and always looks ready to wear her tiara. I shall put on my servant's garb and return to the sewing room to wait up the princess by creating a snugly little bed.
    Girlie Girl certainly has the look of the royals! She must be be a relative of my Scout. Same markings and always looks ready to wear her tiara. I shall put on my servant's garb and return to the sewing room to wait up the princess by creating a snugly little bed.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, Girlie Girl is truly a princess, I call her Pretty Girl Princess. She adopted us 2 years ago this Father's Day. We believe someone dumped her as she was wandering the neighborhood for several weeks, letting the little ones carry her around any which way and she never tried to scratch to get away. She was starving and I fed her and gave her water. DH said she could live in the garage as we already had Kip-Purr and my DH is a one cat ~ man. But she proved to be so sweet tempered I started letting her into the laundry room, then kitchen, then she was IN :0) Took her to the Vet to be spade and when they shaved her tummy there was already a scar, she'd been spade. The Vet said in this economy people are leaving pets behind....she'd been loved by someone that's for certain. She was scanned and there was no micro-chip so she was ours now... :0)

    Oh she only weighs about 7# whereas Kip-Purr is a hefty 17# but she rules the roost...he gives her wide birth if she wakes up on the wrong side of the puffy cat bed :0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    Love the pics...but where do the big people get to sit?..looks like the best spots ate taken!!
    We're 'old folks' we each have our own Lay-Z-Boys :0) When company comes the beds and pets go to another room. Thanks for the concern for our comfort though
    Smiles from Idaho,
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    Thanks so much for sharing. I have been trying to decide on beds for the cats. They love to be near. This will work out wonderfully. Thanks so much!!!

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    I love the pattern, I bet my boxer (Dozer) would to love a bed like that! I think that I will make this for him as his camping bed!

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    Just saw this....it is great and your babies are so cute. I am going to try this for my kitties! Thanks so much.

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    Looks like we know who rules the roost at your house! LOL Neat beds too
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    Oh, how perfect and I have stash to make some. Thank you.

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    Can't wait to try this pattern as I have 5 kitties. I have lots of fleece scraps to use. I have found, when piecing cotton, what I cut off goes into a big container. When it's full, I pour out a little pile on cutting board & use rotary cutter every which way to make tiny pieces... Great for stuffing, then into grocery bags to use later. ** Caution, you just might have a mess on floor)**
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    One of the reasons I posted the link to this was because I have two kitties and how they love the snuggle of these so easy and practical beds are. I've thought about keeping the scraps and using them too so thank-you for reminding me of that. Your cautionary warning is to late for me, as it seems that my floor is always needing to be swept of stray scraps and threads :0) I'd love to hear how your kitties love their new cuddle zones. I think that scrappy pillows are most excellent.
    Smiles from Idaho,
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    I have one very spolied and loved Burmese that LOVES warmth and fluffy. This looks like a great bed that will solve the problem of who gets the warm fluffy blanket at tv time at night ..... the cat or the hubby! These two fight over the blanket or the heating pad... Trust me the CAT wins ALOT . LOVE the cat and dog group photo.... such a great laugh! Our critters really do over rule us humans!
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