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From: Genevieve
Date: 11-19-2003, 06:15 PM (1 of 2)

I am about to make a 24 x 30" pillow (as a dog bed) and have a question. I see a lot of dog beds with 2 large rectangular pieces of fabric joined by a "strip" of fabric, about 6", between them, which goes around the perimeter of the pillow. There are 2 seams - one seam to attach each rectangle to the center strip. My question is this - can I make an equally effective and well constructed bed with just the two pieces of rectanglar fabric sewn to each other? Does anyone know of a reason not to do it this way?

Thanks for your help!

User: Genevieve
Member since: 02-27-2003
Total posts: 18
From: stitchmd
Date: 11-19-2003, 08:54 PM (2 of 2)
No reason at all not to. The bed will be narrower around the edges and not look as finished but the dog sure won't care. What you want to do is make a "knife edged" pillow rather than a "box edged" pillow if I am understanding your description right. I urge you to make a removeable cover for washing. Dogs are dirty!
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
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