Saturday, May 21, 2011

Got a dog? Stitch a dog bed!

 

This is my dog, Sophie (above), resting on a dog bed I made for her. The project is featured in 101 Patchwork Projects + Quilts, a special publication by the publishers of Quilting Arts magazine. There are directions for a bed for a medium-sized dog (40-50 pounds), and one for a smaller dog or cat. It is very easy to make. I call it “Dogbed of Roses,” because of the big roses that are raw-edge appliqued on top. All the fabrics are from Bari J’s “Country Lane” line for Windham. 
Here is the project in the magazine:

Sophie loves her bed, and it is nice and comfy. I bought a cheap-o dog bed at a pet store and used it for the insert. The smaller bed has a gusseted standard queen bed pillow inside.


The hefty 196-page magazine ($19.99) is available on newsstands (such as Barnes & Noble) or on the Interweave website Think that nearly $20 seems like a lot to pay for a magazine? Once you flip through it, you won’t feel that way. There are a ton more projects than you’d find in most quilting books that cost a lot more. There are at least 10 projects in this magazine that I absolutely have to make. 
Oh, and my business card case project is featured, too!