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Thread: What do I do with my king BOM?

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    What do I do with my king BOM?

    I made a king BOM last year and gave it to my husband for Christmas because he asked for it. He promptly put it away. We can't put it on our only bed as our one dog has ruined our bedspread by tearing it by digging it. So, how do I display it? I have no room on any walls. Any ideas? It's my pride and joy!!
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    Do you have a large dining room table that is not used much? I'll be watching with you to see what others come up with.
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    Is the dog allowed on all furniture? If not, maybe fold it in such a way as to go over the back of the couch. I'd be wanting to display that, too, but it would be a tragedy if poochie gnawed on it. :-/

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    I guess I want to clarify what I suggested. I meant just for displaying, not for eating on as a tablecloth.
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    Do you have a guest bed you can put it on and close the door? If you don't close your bedroom door (we don't, as there are only 2 of us here), then why not fold it nicely and hang over the master bedroom door to display? Make sure to dust the top of the door first, though. That way its safe and you can still enjoy it daily. Or, if you have room on a hallway wall, fold it over a quilt rack attached to the wall up high, to enjoy it.

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    Do a search for a quilt rack, then purchase one and fold the quilt and display on the rack.

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    Totaly understand your concern with the dog. My vote is for the quilt rack to display your quilt. You can still see it and it will be safe from the dog.
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    Quilt rack is a great idea!

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    I feel for you. i have three cats and have to put two blankets on my bed in winter for them. not me.
    a quilt rack, ladder, or sofa are all good ideas. re-fold it often though to show more areas of the quilt. and don't display in direct sunlight. good luck.

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    You would be surprised how many great dog trainers there are out there that could help you keep the dog from doing this undesirable behavior, even if it is an older dog. Haven't you ever seen Cesar Milan the Dog Whisperer or "It's me or the dog" on NGTV or Animal Planet? I am blessed with a wonderful trainer in my area. She is amazing and can show you how to change behavior in a very short amount of time so it wouldn't be a problem any more. You should try to seek out trainers or animal behavior specialists in your area. Start with your vet and the internet. You will be amazed that with a little effort on your part how many bad doggy habits you will be able to stop. But it requires discipline, effort and consistency.

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I do have a wall mount quilt hanger in my storage shed outside that I totally forgot about. And I never knew that a dog trainer could train a dog not to dig on fabric. I am definitely going to look into that. He's a rescue dog and they told me 3 years ago he was 1 year old, but now he has a grey face, so I realize they just said he was one to get someone to take him. I think he is more like 9. If someone could teach him, I'd be surprised! My other dogs I taught very well, but Vinny is stubborn! I open the front door and he sneaks out even though he gets in trouble every time. And I guard the front door so he has a hard time sneaking by me, but once in a while, my husband answers the door and Vinny trots right past him and into the neighbor's yard and won't come back. You have to go to him and he turns into a wet noodle and he lays on his back in surrender and he's too big to carry and you can't get him to stand up and it's a nightmare. The little poop is stubborn!
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    Someone posted a link on making a small design wall on the back of a door. It used 2 door wreath hangers over the door with a rod on the 2 hooks. I think that your quilt folded and hung on the rod would look really nice on the door to your bedroom.

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    A quilt rack would be a good way to display it. Another way would be one of the glass topped tables that have a space for display under the glass.

    Too bad about the dog hurting fabric/ a quilt..but good for you for taking in the dog.

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    i put a hanging sleeve on the back of my daughter's king sized quilt- in the winter time it is on the bed- in the summer time she hangs it on her drapery rod over the sliding glass doors (with a liner behind it to protect it from the sun)
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I like the over-the-door or hallway ideas. As for Vinnie, one thing I learned is that if a dog gets into trouble for running away, then they're more prone to do it. Apparently if you give them a reward and make a huge display when they return, then they're less likely to run in the first place. I love the name Vinnie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Someone posted a link on making a small design wall on the back of a door. It used 2 door wreath hangers over the door with a rod on the 2 hooks. I think that your quilt folded and hung on the rod would look really nice on the door to your bedroom.
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    quilt rqck gets my vote. Another option would be in front of a slider or french doors duing cold weather if you have that option.

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    I have a corner rack in my living room that you scrunch up the top end of the quilt & push it up through the opening. You then have about a foot above the holder & the rest hanging down in the corner. You can spread bottom out as much as you like but you don't get the full effect of the quilt. I really like it as I don't have a lot of wall space either.

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    I agree with DebbE, hang it over a door, purchase a quilt rack and hope the dog doesn't drag it off the rack or purchase a rack that can be mounted to a wall. You could always try putting aluminum foil across your bed for a while till the dog gets the idea that the bed is not a place where he is allowed to rest his weary bones. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Thank you for the suggestions. I do have a wall mount quilt hanger in my storage shed outside that I totally forgot about. And I never knew that a dog trainer could train a dog not to dig on fabric. I am definitely going to look into that. He's a rescue dog and they told me 3 years ago he was 1 year old, but now he has a grey face, so I realize they just said he was one to get someone to take him. I think he is more like 9. If someone could teach him, I'd be surprised! My other dogs I taught very well, but Vinny is stubborn! I open the front door and he sneaks out even though he gets in trouble every time. And I guard the front door so he has a hard time sneaking by me, but once in a while, my husband answers the door and Vinny trots right past him and into the neighbor's yard and won't come back. You have to go to him and he turns into a wet noodle and he lays on his back in surrender and he's too big to carry and you can't get him to stand up and it's a nightmare. The little poop is stubborn!
    We have a yellow lab who we have had since she was a pup, she has been grey in the face since she was about four. She is also very stubborn. Good luck!

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    Exclamation cover it?

    I feel your pain! We have a 15 year old Shi-Poo rescue girl who digs too.... I doubt that a trainer can stop that type of instinctual behavior. He is just doing what genetics tell him to make a soft sleeping space. find that the older dogs get, the more they revert to more primal behaviors. I use an old blanket at the foot of our bed where she sleeps so when she does scratch, she is not hurting my quilts. ANd I can take it off during the day. Works for us....And she will sleep on our bed until she passes...
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    I made a dog quilt for my Granddaughter's bed. It goes over her quilt at the bottom of her bed where her dog sleeps.

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    LOL... Feline fanatic, are you sure you aren't also Canine fanatic in disguise? you are right - we used Cesar's methods with all our dogs - 3 of whom are rescues. We were able to overcome almost all the bad behaviors, although a couple of them took time and the dog getting more relaxed and secure. It's worth a shot to try.

    Jeanne - This might be too much work, but you could display your quilt on your bed during the day and roll it back and flip it onto a rack each night. We used to do that because our cat always left hair all over ours.
    I love the name Vinny! Kudos to you for giving the wily old fellow a good home!

    Great suggestions everyone!
    Last edited by BuzzinBumble; 02-12-2013 at 06:15 AM.

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    My daughter went through a comforter every few months and we ended up buying anything on super sale because her dog who was only allowed up on her bed would have nightmares and forget himself and chew the comforter. Don't count on retraining the dog. Use a quilt rack, couch back, or guest room. Display it proudly, and don't hate the dog.

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