Several years ago I got the idea that I would make crate mats for my dogs…I used freezer paper to make my pattern…
Fleece and fleece lambs wool are wonderful to use and flannel also works but isn’t quite as plush…I use two layers of thermolamb plus as batting….
Here is my pattern so you can make one too!
Fleece crate mat for an 18 by 24 inch dog crate.
- Materials needed…
- 1 yard 60 inch wide fleece
- 1 yard 60 inch wide lambs wool fleece
- 1 and 1/2 yards 45 inch wide themolamb plus
- Freezer paper
- Scissors, cutting mat and rotary cutter and pinking sheers
- June Tailor corner round template or a large glass or saucer
- Quilting pins
- Sewing machine
Tear off two long pieces of freezer paper at least 26 inches long and tape them together to make a wide piece…draw a rectangle on the freezer paper 26 by 19 1/2 inches…round off corners and cut out your pattern.
Cut out a crate mat top and bottom and two layers of the thermolamb plus..
Place the layers in this order..put the two layers of thermolamb down first then the crate mat bottom right side up and then the crate mat top right side down. If you layer in this order, when you turn your mat right side out after sewing, everything will be right where it’s supposed to be…
Pin well leaving a four or five inch opening on one end and sew all around with a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
Trim seams to 1/4 inch and pink around corners.
Reach in and turn your mat right side out.
Smooth out mat and turn in and sew opening closed by hand or machine using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.
Pin well around edges and put a couple of pins down the center.
Sew a row of stitching at 1 inch in all around outside edge of mat … then move in five inches and sew a square on the interior of the mat to hold it all together…
Your crate mat is all finished!