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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that is available when disasters strike. It is a way to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters.

 

Make one for your pet and then make another to donate to a local animal shelter in your area. Visit the PetfinderFoundation.com for a list of animal shelters needing Kennel Quilt donations in your area. Click here to find animal welfare organizations near you.

If you are designing your own, be sure to check out the Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts: to create a safe quilt for pets.

Click here for free patterns.

Current Needs
Help Washington Pets
 

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team response efforts have included:

  • Hurricane Sandy (2012-11) (109+ quilts)
  • West Texas Explosion (2013-4) (19+ quilts)
  • Oklahoma Tornado (2013-5) (151+ quilts)
  • Colorado Fires (2013-6) (136+ quilts)
  • Idaho Fires (2013-8) (88+ quilts)
  • California Fires (2013-08) (70+ quilts)
  • Colorado Floods (2013-09) (152+ quilts)
  • Indiana Tornado (2013-11) (100+ quilts)
  • Missouri Hoarding (2013-11) (102+ quilts)
  • Washington Mudslides (2014-03) (21+ quilts)
  • Arkansas Tornado (2014-05) (45+ quilts)
  • Washington Fires (2014-07) (97+ quilts)
  • Other Shelters (41 + quilts)

 

Over
1000
quilts
sent

Meet the Team Members
Pictures may not show all of each quilter's kennel quilts. Displayed are quilter's names and the number of quilts each has made.


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Ruth N - 81

Tracy B - 12
 

Susan D - 61

Sally S - 17

Suzette S - 21

Maria H - 6

Nan B - 37

Anna B - 2

DerrelsSewingCenter - 23

Jean F - 41

Kathy P - 11

Susan S - 4

Wendy H - 17

Flower Valley Quilt Guild - 230

Chris B - 10

Ventana Medical Systems - 68

Cheryl H - 17

Colleen F - 4

Sandy F - 48

Janis T - 11

Peace Makers - 10

Brandy M - 8

Beth S - 29

Connie B - 10

Lois G - 18

Lynn C - 15

Linda F - 7

Gina R - 73

Beth & Jen F - 28

Barbara C - 22

Anne L - 11

Lillian N - 7

Doris B - 113

Carol D - 3

Trinda T - 31
 

Click here for information on becoming a team member.

Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts:

  • Materials used should be 100% cotton (biodegradable).

  • Pre-wash fabrics (pets can have allergies just like humans).

  • Finished size should be 12" x 18". This fits the most commonly used small kennel used at shelters.

  • When piecing, use a small stitch length (e.g. 14 stitches/inch).

  • Do not use binding as it can be hazardous to pets if it becomes loose. Layer, sew around the edge using a small stitch length, and turn quilts pillow-cover style. Whipstitch the opening with small, tight stitches.

  • Use only simple appliques that are secured with tight stitches along the edges. Avoid using fusibles.

  • Keep the quilting simple and use small tight quilting stitches that won’t catch on pet claws. Do not tie quilts as the ends can get caught in claws or chewed off.

  • Do not use any metallic threads or other embellishments (e.g. beads, charms, buttons, ribbons, lace, trims, etc.) of any kind. Do not add handles or loops to the quilt.

Free Patterns  
Click here for a Kennel Quilt tutorial on Timeless Treasures blog.

Maria's One Block Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is quick and easy with no piecing involved.

Click here for the pattern (340 kb PDF).

Nan’s Rails Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all!

Click here for the pattern (470 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Go Fish! Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small cat kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (390 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Bow Wow Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (410 kb PDF).

 

 

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