This past week you shared about the furry friends who rearrange your quilt blocks, reorganize your scraps, and have a particular fondness for relocating your spools of thread. This week we’ve put it all together for you. Enjoy the stories of quilters and their critters.
Well, were we ever surprised at the variety of quilting critters!
More cats than dogs…but the dogs have the cats by the tail! Only 15% more quilters have cats rather than dogs.
The race to answer the cat or dog question for quilters was a close one, but not all quilters are so traditional.
Non cat or dog pets included…
- chickens (chooks)
- African Grey Parrots (and less specific parrots)
- Yellow Collared Macaws
- Guinea pigs
- horses – big and mini
- and even a husband.
#1 – They love to be with YOU! Over 50% reported that their furry friend stuck close by supervising the creative process (often with eyes shut!).
#2 – The Cutting Table. Under, on, but especially in the middle of a freshly cut project. Apparently neatly stacked cut pieces violate a law of nature us humans don’t understand.
#3 – The purr of the sewing machine is a draw for many.
#4 – The ironing board. If only the precious dears could learn to press half square triangles!
#5 – The Scrap Basket.
Understandably, nearly 60% of you make quilts for your furry friends!
Here are the other goods according to rank:
Other items included pup tent, collars, cage cover, hammock, food/water dish place mat, basket, Christmas tree, window seat cushion, hammock, carrier mat, tuffet, halter hearts, hats, sweatshirts, sweaters, and other winter attire.
- Lint Brush
- Shake it out
- Wet Cloth or paper towel
- Toss fur covered items in the dryer or give it a wash first if needed
Over 200 of you shared the stories of your furry helpers. Thank you to each of you who shared these special moments with us!