using scraps for dog beds

Old 05-08-2016, 10:57 AM
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I have just sorted through my scraps and am planning on making dog beds. Can anyone tell me what size to make these? I have tried to research and am just confused. I want to make something simple for our local animal shelter.

What size would you recommend?


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Old 05-08-2016, 11:06 AM
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Not sure but maybe different sizes as dogs are different sizes. I don't know if you could make it a medium size and make larger if they request it? This is surely not an easy answer and I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:39 AM
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Okay, I found a good location on the internet. It told me 3 sizes....each was WOF....18" x WOF, 24" by WOF, and 36 " by WOF. So, I am using those measurements. Guess I should have kept looking instead of trying to take the lazy way out.

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Each place has different sizes. The one I take mine to isn't picky on size but strongly prefer them not to be too thick so they dry easier after being washed. I cut my fabric into small pieces for the same reason and do NOT include thread waste. Remember the animals come in all different sizes so relax on the size.
Hint: one upholstry place sold me older style material for less than $1/yd once he found out what I wanted. I bought almost the whole roll. A real win-win-win.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:59 PM
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I am making some. I found that I use a little scraps mix onto a fat poly batting, roll it up line a jelly roll and stuff it into a channel. If you fill it up with just scraps, they become too heavy to wash.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:10 PM
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call the shelter and ask them
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:21 PM
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Do call the shelters and ask if there are an restrictions, or requests.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:08 PM
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Our church sewing group made and donated about a dozen pet beds last year. All sizes, larger to smaller. We also covered old bed pillows with cheap fleece blankets for the animal shelter. I made a bed for GS's dog from scraps I had at home. Dog loved it and GS was impressed with it. He always put it up when he left the house - except one day he forgot - and came home to a giant mess !! He doesn't want another one ! I've since learned the charity that accepts gently used furniture for needy people here in town gladly takes bed pillows, even if slightly stained. I include a homemade pillowcase.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:14 AM
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i agree with lynnie, call the shelter.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:07 AM
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Call your local shelter and ask them what size they would like. Our shelter has very specific size/material ( rules) about what they accept. They don't accept ones filled with scraps, they take too long to dry and make a mess when a ( chewer) tears one apart. We make kennel quilts with batting and quilting for them. I know some places do accept scrap filled ones but you should check first.
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