Thursday, February 4, 2016

Quilts for Furry Friends

It’s so hard for me to throw away any fabric scraps. It must be itty bitty before it finds its way into the trash can. Even then, I want to save, and use it to stuff something, or tie it onto a heart-shaped coat hanger! While watching television at night, I’m working on a wall hanging for my new sewing room!

Each project I do, I know I’ll have fabric left over. Trust Me: It’s much better than running out of fabric before the end of a project! Anyway ~

What to do with what’s leftover? It is usually not big enough to make much of anything else so it goes in the box of scraps. (I had to laugh after re-reading that last sentence… as if I only have one box of scraps!) I’m constantly looking for small, worthwhile, projects to do.

Then I saw this post yesterday in a (UK based) Facebook group that I’m part of, “Helping Hands –stitching and sewing for good causes”:

For any USA members, make kennel quilts for local shelter and get the chance to win this cute machine .. sad I can't enter

Yes! I went to the link (I hope you do as well!) and read everything about the project! I “liked” the Bernina Facebook page and read more…

BERNINA is helping by donating to the Petfinder Foundation and The Quilt Pattern Magazine's Kennel Quilt Team. Click here to learn more.

I “liked” the TQPM Small Kennel Quilts Facebook page. And, of course, the Petfinder Foundation page. The Quilt Pattern Magazine is another page I clicked to “like”!

You can find the official rules for entering the contest here.

You can find the kennel quilt guidelines here! Lots of patterns available!

It is not about a chance of wining a Bernina 350, although I’m sure I could find a wonderful use for it! It’s helping the animals awaiting their forever home!

I am the only entry – so far! Check it out! Then, vote daily beginning 03/01/2016 through 03/15/2016!!!

Don’t worry, I’ll remind everyone!

Be sure to let me/us know if you also create one and enter the contest!


  1. Love the idea. Those of use who spend time at Thomas Sewing Center in Mesquite save the little scraps in a container...when full we use them as the filler/stuffing in pet beds and then donate. Never waste, never want.

    1. Thanks for sharing a great idea! I'm thrilled to hear folks at Thomas Sewing Center saves scraps and repurpose into pet beds for our furry friends!

  2. I hope your "furry friends" quilt wins! It wins in my book, as it will be the best one entered!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your vote of confidence! I'll remind you when it's time to start voting!


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