If you are looking for a project that will use up those leftover quilt scraps and batting, think about sewing cat toys. I recently made a trip to the animal shelter local to my quilt guild. We sew pet beds using leftover fabric scraps and needed to make room for new projects so the beds were loaded up in my car.
That is a ton of beds the dogs will love to snuggle up in. While I was at the shelter, I asked them if they had any other needs and they requested small blankets to put in the cat rooms as well as some cat toys.
They let me go in the back with them and see how big the areas were. You know this really grabs at your heart. The areas were very clean and well cared for but I will always feel sad seeing animals waiting to be loved.
So I reported the request back to my guild and started working on it. I always have leftover batting and fabric from my quilts. In fact we have bins full that we use to make the dog beds. These little guys don't care what color or if the seams are straight. They will be excited to have a new distraction from a long day in their enclosure.
Here are some of the toys I sewed using my scraps. I added some crinkle with potato chip bags to some. I also sewed mice with long tempting tails. The square hearts have ribbons that can be hung from the kennels to be swatted at. Have I inspired you to sew some cat toys? There is a short video showing how I made the crinkle toys. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone (maybe a kitty cat) will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
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ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift
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