This one is for the dogs. Literally.
Don’t throw away all those scraps! This is one of the reasons that quilters have been referred to as ‘the original recyclers.’ I have leftover fleece (from making scarves for Christmas), leftover batting scraps (from making quilts), cotton fabrics (also from making quilts), and leftover binding pieces (also from making quilts).
So, what to do with all those scraps? Make crate comforters for dog rescues and shelters. All dogs deserve to have their own little quilt. These are put in their crate to give some warmth and comfort. That’s probably how these got their name! When a dog is adopted, this little quilt goes with them to help ease the transition into their new home. Awww….. how cute is that?
Any shelter will gladly accept these crate comforters made from any of these materials and made in any size. So to all my quilting friends out there, put your scraps to good use and give them to the dogs.
What a fun project!