In the previous post I showed how I make stuffed pet beds. I make them from small bits of batting and trimmed parts of quilts that I chop into small pieces. I also occasionally have large quilted samples. I don't want to cut those up so I make them into pet pads. These turn into random sizes that are totally dependent on the size of the quilted sample. I assume most of these are for small dogs and cats.
This is a quilted samples that I won as a door prize in a Nichole Webb class a few years ago. It's not that I don't appreciate her beautiful work but sometimes I need to declutter and today was one of those times!
Spread the piece put flat and fold it into quarters. I match up the edges as best I can but I don't bother to trim it.
Stitch the two cut sides together leaving one edge (the first folded edge) open.
This is the open edge. It's important that the open edge be a folded edge to make this construction super fast. Turn the pad inside out. )Sometimes you might have to make a wider seam allowance if all of the raw edges were not caught in the original stitching.) Poke out the corner as much as possible.
Stitch the opening closed with a topstitch through all layers (it's the bottom edge in the photo) and then stitch a couple of rows of stitching through all layers to hold it all together.
I know, it's not pretty but the pet will not care. For me, these have to be fast and get rid of my "trash" easily to make it worth my time.