pooches and pickups dog bed & a giveaway! [closed]

[Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!]

I was really excited when Laurie sent me a few fat quarters of her newest line Pooches and Pickups to play with.  My mom and dad have a black lab, so the prints were especially fitting for them.  I hope I didn’t take the fabric design too literally – but I made a dog bed for their dog, Cinder.

If you’re a dog or cat lover, you know how much they love their beds (or yours).  Cinder was due for a new one to fit inside her dog crate.

I made the body of the bed from black twill and included a zip at the bottom for easy removal for washing.  And a little freezer paper stencil let’s everyone know who’s bed it really is!

How about some Pooches and Pickups for yourself?  I’m giving away a fat quarter bundle of Laurie’s Pooches and Pickups collection (a total of 6 fat quarters in two super cool colorways).  Oh, and if you don’t want to wait to win, you can also purchase her fabric at Hawthorne Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, and Pink Chalk Fabrics.

To enter:

  • One entry per person.  Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tell me what you’d make with the fabric if you win, or what the craziest thing you’ve ever made for your pet?!
  • There will be one winner chosen, loot includes 6 fat quarters from the Pooches and Pickups collection.
  • Open to international entries.
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 25th at 10pm (central time).

And if you’re feeling the giveaway frenzy, go check out Rebecca’s Blog, Chasing Cottons for her giveaway!

246 thoughts on “pooches and pickups dog bed & a giveaway! [closed]

  1. mrsc1345 says:

    Oooh, I would love to win!

  2. Andee says:

    I need to make some kind of doggie holder thingy…like you hold a baby in on your chest except Chiuauha size!

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  4. Andrea says:

    i would make a little doggie blanket!

  5. Erin says:

    I would make a few pillows for my dogs. They LOVE to lay on pillows. erin.morey(at)gmail com.

  6. Yana says:

    It’s great fabric and not only for lil friends:) I need new fun bag for example…))

    yana.malysheva7 at gmail d0t com

  7. Kathrin says:

    I would make a kind of bed for the car for my parents in law, where the dog used to spend his holydays. I really would like to win.

  8. mims says:

    i’ve got a black lab mix who would really love a new bed for her crate as well. but i also know two-year old twin boys with a black lab mix of their own, so i might make have to make a couple pillows for them as well. mimsical13(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. hueisei says:

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I loves the fabrics ^^
    The fabrics which is very useful for me to make small patchwork project like wrislet, pencil
    case and also wallet 🙂
    cheers : hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Jennifer says:

    That is so cute!

  11. JanetK says:

    I’d probably make a pillow or throw quilt for my dad – the most pickup and pooch person I know!

  12. Emily says:

    That bed is cuter than mine is. emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com. Do you still have your beagle?

  13. Jody says:

    I have a poodle,Gracie,who does not like to be naked. As soon as she is dry from her baths she stands in front of her “clothes” box and dances. Too cute! I would have to make her a new wardrobe of “clothes” (neck scarfs).
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. Ann Flowers says:

    Oh please enter me to win the giveaway. I would love to make a dog bed for our Spencer. He does not have one yet! We got him from the pound he is a cuddle buddy for me while I am stuck at home. He is a Chihuahua rat terrier with one ear that flops lol. He is small only 6 pounds so I could make him that and use the left overs for a Crazy Quilt:)

    Thanks for the opportunity
    Ann Flowers

  15. Emmy says:

    Very cute fabrics!

    I think I would make a baggie carrier or a leash.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  16. Dawn says:

    I would make a quilt to donate to my local chapter of Quilts for Kids. It would be perfect for a boy!!

  17. Pia says:

    Oh I would love to win these fabrics – think I will make some sort of bag.

  18. barneyn says:

    thats so cute!!! i think i would use it for the same thing! cute!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  19. Kristie says:

    Awww, Anna, Cinder is so cute! This is a fun line 🙂 My pouch already has a pillow he loves, but since he is always curling up on my quilts, maybe I would make a doggy sized one for him? Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. ange_moore says:

    I love this fabric line and given that I’m due to have a baby boy in September I think I’d have to make a blokey quilt for him!!

  21. Eli says:

    I love these fabrics and as I make lots of bags for both girls and boys they would be perfect. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    I’ve made lots of things for my dog and cats: beds, blankets, cushions, toys but I’ve also made a collar for my gorgeous dog Aron.
    eli (at) sharksdinner (dot) com

  22. nada says:

    Hello, thanks for the wonderful opportunity. The fabrics are great, I’d use them to make a bag for my cat because she loves sleeping in bags and she doesn’t have one of her own. I’d also make some pouches – for my phone, my e-reader and my camera.


  23. I don’t know if it’s weird, but I think I’d make a couple of aprons with the fabric!

    Pedey (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  24. I have a house full of boys over here, so it would definitely be something for them!

    readyamyfire at gmail dot com

  25. Kimberly says:

    I would make a quilt for my girls. I showed my 2 year old a picture of this fabric a few weeks ago and she begged for one! Ahhh to be 2 with no concept of money! But I am glad she loves Laurie’s work as mich as I do!

    Kimberlya80 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  26. Rocio says:

    Wonderful fabrics and lovely cushion. I’d love to get the fat quarter :). Most probably I would make a similar cushion to be used in th garden.
    My e-mail address:

  27. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, these prints are so cute, I’d love to win!
    I’d make a kindergarten bag for a little girl in my family who LOVES dogs and is in a “no-pink-phase” at the moment. This is the perfect fabric for her!
    Thank you for the giveaway AND for making it international, so nice to be included! 🙂


  28. BIG says:

    I would sew a big quilt for our falmily dog Justus and then I would have to sew 5 mini ones for the dogs of my son….
    I am happy that its also free for internationals like me!
    Love your blog!
    BIG from family-gross (at) arcor (dot) com

  29. Temima says:

    My 1.5 year old is going through a serious dog phase. We’re moving in a few months and I’d love to use this fabric to decorate his new room.

    temimas AT gmail (dot) com

  30. I’d make some snuggly cushions especially for my four legged friends! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Ruth says:

    This caught my eye because we are getting a puppy in a few weeks. I would definitely have to maka a dog bed of course! ruthforeman [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. mama saartje says:

    the fabrics are qourgeous, and so is cinders new bed! Our dog is even bigger, so a whole lot of fat quarters are welcomme! Or maybe I’ll make a nice jacket for my mother’s dog, who is getting older, and doesn’t like the cold so much…
    mama-saartje [at]hotmail [dot]com

  33. Carolien says:

    I love the fabrics! I’ve never made somthing fore an pet, our last cat died a couple of weeks ago so I will use the fabric for a e-reader cover for my husband.
    teveelleuks (at) hotmail (dot) com

  34. Steph says:

    This is great… my brother’s puppy would LOVE a puppy blanket made of this wonderfulness!

  35. Emer says:

    If I won I would make a dog bed also for my little Mazy. She badly needs a new one. The craziest thing I ever made my dog was a St Patricks Day outfit. Cheers for giveaway.

  36. Mary says:

    Super cool fabric Anna, we don’t have any pets (3 children is enough) but eldest child wants to be a vet so I’m thinking maybe a vets apron and maybe a cool bag for my boy with those pickups. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Ellen says:

    I love the fabric! I have a chocolate lab named chuck, he would love a new bed. Great job! It’s beautiful!

  38. Isisjem says:

    I don’t have a pet so I’ve never made anything for one. 🙁 Fabric is lovely though.

  39. Maria says:

    Those fabrics are so fun! I’d love to win

  40. TiTi says:

    Great give away!

    bloggertiti at gmail dot com

  41. My best friends have a wonderful dog who always makes me happy when I visit. I would make him a lovely new fabric collar.

  42. Anonymous says:

    It is a beatiful fabric, i will do something very pretty for my friend Violeta coming baby, is a boy, and she will be very happy. thanks

  43. I’d use one to make my pug a new bit of clothing, he loves dressing up and he out grew all of his puppy outfits, hehe. The rest I might use to make a boys quilt, I have some kona solids that would go well.

    all [dot] sewnup {at} yahoo [dot] com

  44. Leila says:

    I would also like to enter your give away.
    This summer we are going to move from our apartment to a house. So we would finally have place for a pet. My daughter would like to have a cat so I could use the fabric to make her a bed.
    My email address: leila_leila1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. Lainey says:

    I would love to make a bed for my pup, Ojo, as well…and maybe a bandanna to match? 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Kasey says:

    Since I’m getting ready to re-upholster the two arm chairs that have been puppy property for a while now, I think our Rigby could really do with a swank new bed!

    kaseymgm (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. I have a black lab. I would really like to stitch up a stylish bed for him too!

  48. Toni says:

    That has to be one of the coolest dog beds around. We don’t have pets, so I think I would use the fabric to make a backpack for my oldest son who starts preschool this fall. Thanks!


  49. Linda says:

    My black lab Nemo would love a few new kerchiefs out of that great fabric!
    strad1214 (at) gmail (dot) com

  50. Kati says:

    I’ve never made anything for my poor dog. She’d love a new cover for her bed though. Thanks fromthebluechair at gmail dot com.

  51. jennifer says:

    Cute! jenniferbowden7atgmaildotcom

  52. Katrina says:

    My Great Dane loves cuddly toys so I would have to make him a new one with this cute fabric. Fingers crossed for a win. bkmarschke1 (at) bigpond (dot) com

  53. Jacey says:

    I would either make something fun for my sister’s pup, or maybe something for my boyfriend’s nephew, as these fabrics are perfect for a little boy! The dog bed you made looks great! I love the name Cinder. parandroid7 at gmail dot com

  54. Alicia says:

    I think “the Macknoodle,” which is my pooch needs a new dog bed as well!

  55. krisgray says:

    Our dog, Ruby, loves squeaky toys and routinely tears up those plushy toys form the pet store. So, I grabbed some twill that I got cheap and reused a squeaky and some stuffing and made her a squeaky toy. Now she’s torn a hole in it so I have to patch it (that was idea since I have so much of the twill).

  56. Tez says:

    I have a gorgeous, Giant Schnauzer. She is a huge sook and likes full body contact with one of us, any time she can get it! Make poop bag carriers out of the fat quarter. It hooks on her collar and she carries her own pooper scooper bags.

  57. cute! i’d make my daughter a stuffed doggie since she LOVES ‘puppies’ but can’t have one of her own… yet. maybe in the next house.

  58. Greta says:

    I have had my dog, Moose since right after college. He is pretty old now and I have told him HE MUST LIVE FOREVER. Craziest thing I ever made him was a collection of necklaces made put of embroidery thread kind of 80’s friendship style. He is the best dog ever. Okay getting a little sappy sorry:)

  59. Rachael says:

    If I am bold enough – maybe I can make a stuffed rabbit for my dog. He loves them!

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com


  60. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness! I saw this fabric the other day and really, really want to make my son a pair of shorts out of it. He would be in heaven!
    chandradawn [at) yahoo dot com

  61. Marci says:

    I’d make a bag for my ‘dog crazy’ sister. Thanks for your generous offer! marci at grandmassewing dot com

  62. Anonymous says:

    So cute! I have a new little nephew about to come into the world…perfect for gifts for him!

  63. ren says:

    I’d love to make a pouch to store Dim Sum’s (my beagle) snacks in. Beagles can’t get far without snacking! jascharess at yahoo dot com

  64. Jessabells says:

    I would love to make my little boys (my 2 dogs)some dog toys! I have made dogs beds in the past. Sadly, they would rather sleep on my bed.

    Thanks for the chance.

  65. Diane says:

    I would make a new cover for my little Yorkies…Missy & Bo. Love the fabric!

  66. Bree says:

    I would make something (not sure what yet!) for my little boy who is due in June.

    The only thing I’ve made for my dog was a crochet toy. It was supposed to be an octopus, but the legs were a pain, so she just got the body. I used purple, so now we just call it her grape.

    my.crafty.crap (at) live (d0t) com

  67. I would make some cute new bandannas for our girl puppy. She has outgrown all the ones I made when we got her!
    metzger (dot) rachel (at) gmail (dot) com

  68. I think that looks like the perfect material for a little boy quilt. We’ve got a little guy completely in love with his dog!
    rebeccamerry (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. Christine says:

    I’d be delighted with the fat quarters! While I haven’t done any crazy pet sewing, I did attempt to sew up a hole in my dog’s favorite toy. In the processed I sewing threw my thumb!!! Then I threw it away and went to Petsmart and bought another one 🙂

  70. Anna says:

    The craziest thing I have ever made for my dog is scrambled eggs, ha! I would make some small pillows for my pooch-loving boys that lay all over their dog!


  71. Tera says:

    I have never made anything for our dog. However I did make a blanket for my husband that somehow our dog inheritted. I guess my husband didn’t like it!

  72. Kelley says:

    hmmm… I think I maight make a couple of new collars for all the dogs in my life. There is my two dogs, my Mom’s dog, My in-laws dog, and My Best friends big ol dog.
    The craziest thing I have ever made for my pet? well, my cat has a kink in her tail and I made her a little flag for it. Then I could watch her around the other side of the coffee table like I was waiting for the shark to approach! I laughed a lot over that one. It was a long time ago. I have recently made blanket coats for my 3 goats though… not crazy but needed.

  73. Love these fabrics. If you come visit my blog you’ll find I’m a little dog obsessed. The craziest thing Ive made for my dogs is homemade snacks. It might not seem that crazy but I actually started a business named after my female dog making them soon after the first successful batch. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  74. Anonymous says:

    I love the pooches and pickups line. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mamilbern (at) gmail (dot) com

  75. Saraccino says:

    My sister and I made a crochet amiguru (but a big one ^^) with also big and robust package twine (natural fibers). It is perfect, because the cats can bite and claw it and it will “survive”! Not one toy from the store survived more than one day with my three little (or for cats not so little) monsters 🙂

  76. June S says:

    I would make a pair of boy bloomers for my best friends’ son!

    jshen37 at gmail dot com

  77. manybooks says:

    Absolutely adorable fabric,and the pillow, too! I love the fabric, and it makes me think of my friend, Julie, who adores her dogs and her pickup truck. i would make her a tote bag, and she would certainly love it!

  78. Anonymous says:

    c_pritchard at hotmail dot com
    I would make my sweet doggie a collar and a patchwork jacket out of this darling fabric!!

  79. Mehna says:

    I love those prints! I would make my dog, Sonny, a new cover for his bed. The poor pup has a hand-me down bed from my parent’s dog and the cover is a little girly for a boy dog. {Plus, I think my husband would love the pickup dog print as well!

  80. Anonymous says:

    I would make my son a little quilt, he loves dogs and trucks. I love the colors, they would be perfect for his room. I might just have to buy some anyway. lanirose76(at)ymail(dot)com

  81. Anonymous says:

    Cute dog! Nice dog bed, too. The craziest things I’ve sewn for a pet were little carry bags and blankets for my daughter’s hedgehog – to hold her you had to put her in a fleece bag (which she loved).

  82. Svetlana says:

    Thanks for giving away this wonderful fabric. It would come in really handy for the next project I’m planning. Our cat is turning one on June 12th and my kids and I have already decided to make a cat house for her (we found pattern in the Stitch magazine).

  83. Raesha says:

    BEAUTIFUL fabric! I love it:) We have three dogs and if I won I would make a new bed for our Frenchie – Maxwell. He needs a new bed all his own since our other two little ones – Shih Tzu/Pom mix and a Yorkie/Affenpincher mix are always hogging the dog bed. The craziest thing I’ve ever made for the dogs was when our baby – Izzy was fixed – she was nibbling on her stitches and I didn’t want to get her a cone so I took a pair of old tube socks and cut them down to make a tube that fit over her belly and her stitches while she was healing. All it involved was a pair of scissors and an old sock but it was darling and fit the bill perfectly:)

    raeshadrz at yahoo dot com

  84. CountryBelle says:

    I Love those colors!
    thanks for the chance!!!

  85. Lynda says:

    I would make a little bag or wristlet! I just love dogs!

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

  86. Anonymous says:

    Craziest thing I’ve made for my dogs? Dog beds. Why is it crazy? Every bed I’ve made for them gets chewed up within days of me making them and yet I continue to make more dog beds. Love this new line!

    mushyhed (at) aol dot com

  87. Mika says:

    I don’t have a pet but if I won this I would probably make something for my brother and sister-in-law’s dog. Love this dog bed you made so I might have to steal your idea… 🙂

    mikayoshida [at] yahoo [dot] com

  88. Taylor says:

    I have a beautiful yorkie mix and she would love a new bed:) so I would make one for her out of the fabric.

  89. sewkatiedid says:

    Makes me want a cute doggie too. Looks like my old Roo Dog.

  90. Busy Mamma says:

    We just got a puppy on Saturday, and she does indeed need a doggy bed! The only thing I’ve made for her so far was a little knotted piece of fabric as a toy. I would love to win!! :0)

  91. NadineC says:

    I would love to use the fabrics to make beds for my two cute pooches! cummingsnadine(at)aol(dot)com

  92. oooh yes please, i have new niece/nephew arriving at the end of june andthis would be a perfect range for a baby quilt…Karen x karrotts76(at)yahoo(dot)com

  93. drmithome says:

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  94. Anonymous says:

    The craziest thing I ever made for my pet? Well, I did make a quilt for my dog Abby, but even crazier…one year I made her a clown hat and neck ruffle for Halloween. It was hilarious; needless to say, she didn’t appreciate it.

    If I won this cute little bundle, I’d probably make another dog quilt.

    I don’t know why Google is saying I’m anonymous. I’m not.


  95. Kristi says:

    Ooo a cushion for my doggy in his crate is such a good idea! It depends on what you mean by crazy, I have knit my dog a blanket before 🙂 I’m kgeraci at gmail

  96. drmithome says:

    Love the dog bed idea. I saw someone had used the fabric to make a leash and collar. I might have to make all three.

  97. Irina says:

    I think I’d try to make a bed for my cats, they seem to like my quilts so it’s time to make one for them… Thanks for the chance!

  98. Bonnie says:

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  99. Bonnie says:

    Super cute fabric, I’d make something for my friend’s baby boy due in July.

  100. Michele says:

    Mehereaz [at] yahoo [dot] com
    Lets see…I’d make my neices 2 babies (chihuahas) beds or maybe mini quilts.

  101. Sew Heidi says:

    blog (at) runwaydenver (dot) com

    We once made our two dogs a two story dog house, one story for each dog. They LOVED it!!!

  102. Lee says:

    I would love to win! I have made a bed for my dog, but only because she wanted to sleep in my daughter’s room and I couldn’t find one that went with the decor in there!

    Thanks for the chance.

  103. Lauren says:

    blogger is being super annoying…

  104. Katie says:

    That bed is so awesome! I have been eyeballing this fabric line since it came out but haven’t had a chance to get any yet. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

    ETA: Ohhh Blogger! This comment brought to you by Katie,

  105. Jocelyn says:

    I would make something for my baby boy, due in Sept. I have 2 little girls, so there is a serious lack of all things boy around this house. I’ve got to start stocking up on fabric! Thanks for the opportunity!

    sparetimeblog at gmail dot com

  106. Katie says:

    Direction-reading fail. Please delete post 104–so sorry. Obviously I have not had enough caffeine today. The craziest thing I’ve ever made for a pet is food. They’re called satin balls, made specifically for very, very underweight dogs to help them gain weight. We used to foster rescue dogs, and would occasionally get dogs that needed some rehab. Satin balls consist of really yummy things like raw hamburger, heavy cream, oats and full-fat peanut butter. Yummy!

  107. Peg says:

    I can’t decide whether I’d use it to make my dog Max a new travel bag for all his stuff (we take him everywhere), or make a lap quilt for my nephew Todd. It would also appeal to the little kid in my very grown up husband!

    pegele03 at yahoo dot com

  108. Molly says:

    I’d love to add it in with some of the more ‘manly’ fabrics from my stash for a quilt for my husband.

    molly.m.amstutz [at] gmail {dot} com

  109. Jennifer W. says:

    I love these fabrics!, so fun for little boys I think. I see a special quilt for my newest little boy (2 weeks old already!)… Thanks for the chance to win! Lovely!

  110. Anonymous says:

    Cinder is beautiful!

    I want to participate! I would do … a bone-shaped pillow with bells inside to play Linda or a bed liner … I do not know I have many ideas in mind.

    Esther ♥

  111. Anonymous says:

    I’d use the fabric for my son’s room-pillows maybe? He loves trucks, and the current theme is puppies, so great fit!
    holly.hacker at

  112. We used to have a dog named Cinder too! 🙂 I’d make my dog, Barney a little pillow for his head. He is always looking for a fresh pile of laundry to rest his chin on, so this would make me AND him happy 🙂

  113. AmberLou says:

    I would make something for my 5 year old – he loves all things truck! I once made a 6′ tall play toy thingy for my cat out of leftover carpet when we re-carpeted our house. It was pretty crazy…

  114. Lauren says:

    I would make either a dog bed or a bunch of bandana things for mu labs collar!

  115. Sew.What. says:

    I’m not sure what I would make with them. My mom has a dog, who could use a new dog bed, but they are also cute for my son who loves dogs.

    Thanks for the giveaway.{at}

  116. Anonymous says:

    Oooh I am not sure what I would make, maybe “doll” clothes for my daughter’s stuffed doggies. ChelseaCF(at)aol(dot)com

  117. I would make a dog bed like the one pictured for Auggie the doggie to sleep in instead of being in our bed!

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  119. I love that dog bed! I think I’d use the fabric to make some fun pillows – the colors are perfect for our playroom.

  120. Chancy says:

    I’ve been in love with this line ever since it came out! I don’t have a dog, but I do have cats. I think it would actually be kinda funny to make a cat bed out of this print.

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

  121. Heather H says:

    That is the cutest bed! I’d like to try to make a new cover for my dog’s bed. He’d love it too! The only thing I’ve ever made for him was a no sew throw blanket. Ha!


  122. Anonymous says:

    Super cute dog bed! My parents have a black lab, too, and travel quite a bit. If I had that fabric I’d make them a travel bag to carry all their Lab gear. Maybe they’d come visit me more!! 😉
    dnhmclean (at) juno (dot)com

  123. Anonymous says:

    What a cute doggie bed! I have a few small people to make things for that this fabric line would be absolutely perfect for – I love it!! I’d like to try making one of Nova’s Quillows 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win.


  124. Kelly says:

    My twenty-month-old is in love with dogs, so I think I’d make him a toy dog from this fabric. Such fun fabric by the way — I love it!


  125. Poppyprint says:

    Great doggie bed!! I love this fabric and seem to be following it around the internet, trying to win some. The craziest thing I ever made for a pet was the stuffed buns hotdog Hallowe’en costume I made for our miniature dachshund, Flynn, when he was a puppy. Complete with felt mustard, ketchup and relish down his back. He wore it happily when he was 9 months old, but a year later was much too proud to be caught in such an obvious costume.

  126. Micmacker says:

    Thanks for giveaway – this new collection is great. I am currently without dog or truck (I think I’m living an old-fashioned country song), so I’d work these into a quilt. I made my own guinea pig cage, because all the cages that are sold at pet stores are waaaaay too small.

  127. benandry says:

    Super cute fabric! Thanks for the giveaway. catfs(at)comcast(dot)net.

  128. what a fun giveaway! i’d probably start a picnic/outdoor quilt for my boys. 🙂

    jbknav at hotmail dot com

  129. Deanna says:

    I would probably make a beach blanket or a new quilt for my nephew since he’s gonna have a new brother or sister!

  130. Shannon says:

    Super love your blog, just so you know. Great Giveaway!!! And completely needed by ME! I would make a comfy, cozy, furry friend mini couch to keep our fuzzy four footed fiend (erm. . . friend) off of my new patio furniture. The cushions apparently call to be wallowed upon (sigh). This way my bumm would be fur free. . . you want to help me with that, right?
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  131. Love your blog and enjoy reading it every morning when the updates come into my inbox!
    Email address is: helenwium[at]gmail[dot]com
    I would most definitely use the fabric to make a quilt, and a smidge of it for a collar for one of my dogs
    The craziest thing I’ve made for one of my pets is a turtleneck jumper!

  132. I would surely make something for my son Jacob with these fabrics — he loves both poches and pick-ups!!!

  133. Jamie says:

    I have been dying to get my hands on some of this fabric! I love it! Your doggie bed is great! I would use the fabric to make my 5 month old a rockin’ little shirt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  134. Fran says:

    Really great fabrics ! & love your cute dog bed too !
    ( great dog name….for a black dog….Cinder ) that
    fabric would make a great set of beanbags !
    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway !

  135. Anonymous says:

    I would make a cute little boy quilt!
    deserae (at) gmail (dot) com

  136. Julie says:

    Such cute fabric!My fur-babies would love!

  137. Welcome says:

    We just brought home our first dog, so he still needs a real bed. I like your idea-it might go into that, or if these baby I’m carrying turns out to be a boy it could be part of a cute little guy quilt
    robear529 (at)

  138. Karen says:

    Great dog bed! My dog doesn’t like beds, he likes old towels and jeans?!?!?!
    But my eldest son loves pickup trucks, maybe i’d try and make him a shirt…
    Thx for the chance.
    kazwee75 at hotmail dot com

  139. Katie B. says:

    I’ve never made anything for my dog, but I once k it am scarf for a friend’s dog. 🙂

    Kldemare at

  140. Patti says:

    These fabrics are just so cute and I’m a cat person! I do have doggie friends though, so they would get a nice surprise.

  141. Jen says:

    Sounds pretty neat! Your dog poses like a pro:)
    Jen S.

  142. Kiki says:

    That dog bed is such a great idea. And here I was, trying to help my friend come up with a birthday gift for her stepdad, who has 6 dogs and is in love with each and every one of them. A dog bed is perfect! I would probably use the fat quarters to make that, or a little tube lined with fur for my cat to hide and play in.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  143. Molly says:

    oooh this fabric would be perfect for my son’s car mat birthday party favors this summer!


  144. Anonymous says:

    A pet bed is a fantastic idea, but I think I’d make my kiddo some doggy pillows.

    kathleenpoling (AT) yahoo (dot) com

  145. Anonymous says:

    I just bought the version with the red pick up and dog to make crib sheets for our soon to arrive baby boy! I would love the fat quarters to make a matching pendant banner! Thanks! Christi littleag02 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  146. P's Qs says:

    I just found some faux sheep skin on the rem ant rack. I would love to use this to make the sides and trim.

  147. Zibu says:

    I might hoard it for a while before cutting into it…. but eventually… probably something for my dog-loving nephew!
    zibu00 @ gmail . com

  148. Jessica says:

    I would probably make something for my little boy. He loves trucks and dogs.

    adorableoriginals at gmail dot com

  149. Jackie says:

    I would make a lovely art quilt for both my boys.

  150. Sarah says:

    I would make something for my son, he needs new bedding, he’s growing out of the baby themed room he has!

  151. What a fun giveaway–thanks for the chance to win:)

    I made my dog a birthday hat–and that’s about as crazy as it gets for me:) And Olsen didn’t really like it! LOL!

  152. Shirley says:

    What an awesome dog bed! If I won I’d love to use it to start a quilt for my son. 🙂

    slarosa72 at gmail dot com

  153. Suzy D. says:

    I LOVE fabric and have two grandsons! need I say more??? hope I win!!!

  154. Marci Girl says:

    I would make handbags with it, but that seems to be the thing I make the most of!

    marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

  155. Alex says:

    alex_sara [at] hotmail [dot] com

    That will be quilt for my son for sure!

  156. Anonymous says:

    I think I would make a doggie pillow too. (Google reader isn’t working for some reason)

  157. Tong says:

    i don’t have a doggie or a pet, but these are such fun boy prints, i’d love to make a couple of baby quilts with them for my coworkers’ new baby boys! thanks for the giveaway!


  158. I would make a quilt for my 2 year old. He has an awesome bark like a dog sound he makes 🙂
    juliannebroox at gmail

  159. Christie S. says:

    I don’t have a pooch, but my best friend does. Her doggy goes with her everywhere. I’d give the fabric to her.

  160. I would make a blankie for my dachshunds. missamcd(at)

  161. diane says:

    I would make a pillow for my bulldog. She loves to rest her head on a pillow.

  162. When I was little, I taped all of my empty girl scout cookies boxes together and cut holes in the middle to make a tunnel for my cat. My crafty side was showing through early!

  163. I would love to make a throw and then collars for my pups with the scraps! Thank you! Meg


  164. Chris says:

    I don’t have a dog, but I have a two year old who LOVES them and trucks too!!! I would definitely make something for him with this material — too cute!

  165. Alison says:

    I’m seeing little boys PJ’s!

  166. Klemm Family says:

    I think I would make a bow tie for my little man, among other things 🙂
    skklemm at gmail dot com

  167. SewCalGal says:

    Very cute pet bed and pet too. Love these fabrics. Please count me in your giveaway.

    sewcalgal {at} live{dot} com

  168. I would make something for my little man, he loves dogs AND trucks! 🙂

  169. That is so cute! I may have to copy you and give it to my sister for her puggies.

    theredkiwi (at) yahoo (dot) com

  170. Jenny says:

    I’m sorry, but if I won I would NOT make something for my pets. Canine, feline, male, female — we have them all — not a one of them getting a custom dog bed. Methinks I would make a very cute baby quilt for one of the tens of upcoming babies to be born around here! Thanks!

  171. Kelly says:

    i don’t know what i would make, and i’ve never made anything for my dog, but i would sure love to add that to my stash!!

  172. Fab says:

    I would love to win the truck fabric is so nice, for some fun stuff for my little boy. thanks for the chance.

  173. Anne says:

    Yeah! Thanks I love this fabric!
    annegoldstein412 (at) gmail (dot) com

  174. Cfemme says:

    Cute fabric. Funky trousers for my newborn son and soon to be born nephew would be what I would make.

  175. Leslie says:

    I’d make some pants with pooch pockets for my son and applique some onto tshirts for him too.

  176. I really need to win for the men in my life, (hubby & son!), who are desperate to have something made with a non-floral/pink print!!

  177. Renee says:

    I’d LOVE to make a doggie bed for my rottie Rocky. He’s almost 11 years old and needs a new bed. He said he loves the fabric pattern and cannot live without a new bed made with it and he promises to lay on it all the time!

  178. Linda says:

    Oh, I would have to make by beautiful grandpuppy Rowdy a bed just like that one. She is also a black Lab and is 4 now, and the love of our lives. And, she gets excited when her mama asks if she wants to go see grandma. Such a sweetie.

  179. Beth says:

    Oh my gosh, what fun! We have five dogs, and I do love to sew for them. I might make new pillowcases for those of our dogs who love to sleep on their own pillows, or I might make a nice quilt for us to take in the car when we go for rides. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  180. wendy says:

    I have a great idea for Christmas ornaments using Pooches & Pickups!. Thanks for hosting the giveaway 🙂 rumblesister (@)

  181. Jodi says:

    My English Springer, Abbie, sure could use a new bed!

  182. Anonymous says:

    I have been resisting buying this new line from laurie as I’ve only just cut my tufted tweets!
    So I would probably just gaze at it until i find the perfect project!

  183. Anonymous says:

    I would make something for my son, he is the only one I haven’t made sth for. Maybe a pillow, a pencil case, etc. It’s so hard to find nice fabric for boys, specially here in Spain, and I love these.
    Thanks for the chance.

  184. Karen Smith says:

    What a great fabric line name, “Pooches and Pickups”! I love it! I have an old ’58 Airstream that we have been “refreshing” and this fabric line would be so perfect in it. I would definitely make two cute beds for the pooches to put in that ‘ol ’58. And with the leftovers make them both a couple of scarves and maybe one for mommy too!

  185. Femke says:

    I would make baby gifts for a couple of my friends, who are expecting little ones later this year

    fvluggen [at] yahoo [dot] com

  186. Bree says:

    What a clever use of the fabric!
    I’d make a combo-owner quilt. My 2 year old and dog spend a lot of time curled up on the couch together, so they’d have to get a quilt to share for their cuddle time 🙂
    bmcelroy @

  187. Bernacan says:

    I would like to sew bags for me and for my friends.. bernasagun [at] gmail [dot] com

    sorry if I sent more than 1 times. I am getting an error

  188. b78ayers says:

    That is one great pup bed and embroidering the name on the side is soooo clever! If I won, I’d sew another bed – my little guy has several and he plays with them as much as naps on them. This one could be a new “tv body slam pillow”!!!! Thanks so much for the chance.

  189. I’ve been trying to enter this giveaway since yesterday! Somethings up with my account, oh well. I would loveeeee to win this! I would use it to make a matching set of lunch boxes and backpacks for my boys.

  190. yorkie mom says:

    Very Cute! I make little lap blankets for my dog, so when she rides in the car on our lap, she doesn’t scratch our legs or get them dirty! great giveaway. gougeonathome [at] charter [dot]net Allison

  191. jill says:

    Love the fabric, I would make snack bags and napkins for lunch boxes! We don’t have a pet, so do my boys count?

    jillderosa at yahoo dot com

  192. Our pup Suzi needs a new quilt for when she sleeps in our bed. I was thinking one of those large bed runners would keep her off the good quilts.

    rsisland at hotmail dot com

  193. Hey Anna – if I won, I would make a play mat for my upcoming grandchild – they have a Boston Terrier – I wonder how she will get along with baby.

  194. Brigette Joy says:

    The dog fabric will go in my daughters quilt, she loves doing the baby sign for dog (the only sign she does so far). Today I find out if my second baby is a boy or a girl. If I’m having a boy, I’ll make something for him with the trucks. If not I’ll make something for my friend with twin boys!

  195. Pam says:

    I would love to win!! I’m coming to you from Laurie’s blog where I saw Cinder’s adorable bed that you made. I’m currently working on a backpack using this fabric for my grandson. I would use the fat quarters to make him something else. The funniest thing I’ve ever made for my dog is a pair of pee pee pants. He loved to hike his leg (anywhere). When sporting his pee pee pants he didn’t do it.

  196. Anonymous says:

    I would love to make a toddler quilt for a little boy. Such fun fabric!


  197. I think I would make some pillows for my son’s room…so cute!!


  198. Marg M says:

    After seeing your fantastic pillow I would use it to cover my pouch@s pillow. He would love it!

  199. whoopdedoo_5 says:

    Awesome! My doggie Mcgruff needs a new bed or maybe a little doggie quilt would do too! haha!

  200. Sarah says:

    I would love to make some pieced Big Butt Baby pants for my little man along with a library tote bag. So many things I could do with this rare “boy print” find. sarah AT vraeden DOT com

  201. Pattij says:

    I love the doggie design! And I think my grandson would too!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  202. Suzee says:

    beautiful dog you have! I would make my little dog,Baby a bed like that with it. and maybe a wallet to match? (i have making jackets with her lol)thank you!! i follow you!
    suezneal at gmail dot com

  203. Belinda says:

    I would make something for a baby boy – quilt &/or bib. belinda at gelhausen dot org

  204. Michelle T says:

    I would make a dog bed like the one in the pic!!

  205. leslie says:

    I have had a pattern for a dog bed for a long time. i have had reservations as zoe, my black lab REALLY loves her bed. i have made her multiple leashes, collars and scarves but the dumbest thing was thinking i could make a stuffed toy that was tougher than her teeth. i am sure you are aware that stuffing multiplies at least 100% when opened by a dog…but, better than the sofa. thanks for the chance for this awesome fabric!

  206. I would make matching pillows for my two doggies. amanda_rondeau

  207. LOVE that dog bed! I totally want to make one for the back of our car for our pooch when we take road trips. He’s getting up there in years and needs a comfy spot 🙂

    jennshock at gmail dot com

  208. I have never made anything for my dog – but I have looked at tutorials for collars and leashes. Della needs a new bed, so this might be first on the list with this cute fabric. gmftallpines[at]gmail[dot]com

  209. Denny1600 says:

    I’m thinking I would make a quilt. I love dogs and trucks! Thanks for doing this.

    denny1600 at gmail dot com

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  211. Jessy says:

    I have yet to make anything for my cats, but since they are both named after food I’m think that they may get halloween costumes this year so they can be their respective namesakes – Broccoli and Cheddar!
    jessyroos (at) gmail (dot) com

  212. Suzanne says:

    I’ve got three boys so I love this fabric line. It’s so fun and cute.

  213. Cushions or pillows, I think! Thanks for the chance.

    liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

  214. Lauren says:

    How cute! I’d love to make my dog a dog bed with this fabric or a quilt for my little boy on the way!

  215. gill says:

    Great fabric!
    I’d make a quilt for my middle son who’s off to uni this year!

  216. Petra says:

    oooh what would I make maybe a boy quilt. so nice of you making the give away open for international quilters. /Petra from Sweden

  217. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win these to make a little quilt for my kids!

    krystinajiron [at] gmail [dot] com

  218. Erin says:

    The craziest thing I’ve ever made for one of my pooches is a “tail tourniquet.” My poor dog, Roscoe, is part boxer, part stupid and the big guy chews his tail if he gets a bug bite, an itch, or if the wind blows the wrong way. So, I decided I would dress his tail with a homemade balm and fit it with a tourniquet of sorts to restrict his chewing and help his tail to heal.

    That worked for all of 5 minutes.

    Once I realized he would just chew off the fabric, I realized it would have to be his neck that was immobilized, not just more layers of fabric to chew through to get to his tail! LOL

    My husband laughs every time he thinks of the poor pitiful looks Roscoe gave us wearing that stupid tail sleeve. I thought it was a good idea though! thanks to the vet, we have a neck brace for him to wear with a little more dignity if he starts chewing again 🙂

    Thanks for the give-away!

    Erin @ Chopstitch

    chopstitch (at) gmail (dot) com

  219. Maggie says:

    I would make some little curtains for my bubber’s room. He is waking up waaaaaayyyy to early for mama, and needs some curtains to go over the blinds. Dang sun!

  220. Sooz says:

    I have 2 cats, 7 chickens, 3 rabbits, but no dogs. Maybe I’ll make a quilt for my son and then he’ll finally convince us to finally get a black lab!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  221. Awesome little doggie bed. I love it! My dogs don’t want to sleep on beds, even though I’ve tried having them sleep on a doggie one (no dogs on people beds in our house!). I’d like to make some sort of bed caddy with this fabric for my boys’ bunk beds. Especially the top bunk, needs a little caddy for book, book light, bottle of water, etc. This would be super cute for that.
    tina at squirrelacorns (d0t) c0m

  222. hleveque says:

    I would love to win the fabric to make a quilt for my son.

  223. srbastian says:

    My son (3yo) has requested a quilt with dogs and the color red on it, so I would definitely use it for that!

  224. Christina says:

    What a cute dog bed, Anna!! My mom just got her new golden that we’ve been taking care of during the day (and sometimes nights) and he needs a bed for inside of his crate. I told her i’d make one if she’d just pick up the foam for inside – these fabrics are perfect for this project! …he will also be needing a doggie quilt for when he’s on the couch and bed, cause you know it’s going to happen. 🙂

  225. i love the crate pillow you made. the craziest thing i have made is a diaper bag for my dog. truly. i would love to make her another one as i would like one for her as she may be getting a brother soon. i love any of the fabrics you have.

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  226. Anonymous says:

    our pup, sadie, looks just like cinder! i would make sadie a bed with a removable cover to wash. we live on a farm and sadie gets really dirty and stinky sometimes!

  227. cute give away! I think I’d make a new doggie bed for Orion, our old yellow lab. Some shorts for my little man would be on the list too!

  228. dagan says:

    i make my dogs plenty of things non-dog owners would view as “weird”, like hand-knit sweaters (they’re oddly-sized pups!) to homemade dog beds (they get to choose the fabric!)

    this, however, would be used for the nephews in my life. thanks for the giveaway!

    mnethia [at] yahoo [dot] com

  229. Liz says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would make a new mat for our dog food and water bowls!

  230. Anonymous says:

    The only thing I’ve made for my dog is a collar and leash in red/black bones fabric. If I win, I would probably make a tote bag.

    Pat K.

  231. Anonymous says:

    I would love to make a quilt for my son – we love our pooch and this fabric!!

  232. ellesquare says:

    I would absolutely, without a doubt, make a pet bed. My dog coco has thrashed hers to within an inch of its life. out with the old…


  233. Maryvonne says:

    I don’t have a dog, but 2 daughters who would love anything I make from this fabric, so I would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

  234. Anonymous says:

    Love the dog bed! I would love the fat quarters! Thanks for the giveaway.


  235. anne says:

    Wow love the doggie bed my black lab, Jonty would love one too.

  236. Smeeker082 says:

    well if I win this set I would probably make a baby quilt for my new baby! I already spoiled the dogs with their own beds

  237. Anonymous says:

    The craziest thing I ever made for my dog was a hotdog halloween costume. I put a red t-shirt on her to be the hotdog and then coverd two oblong pieces of styrofoam with brown paper and used velcro to attach them to the sides of the t-shirt to be the bun. On top of the back of the t-shirt I used wavy yellow ribbon for mustard and some green pom pon balls for relish.

  238. free indeed says:

    My girls and I have made cat pads for the kittens that we were trying to give away. Cats certainly love their comfort!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  239. Andrea says:

    Such an awesome pooch bed! I’d make one for the labrador dog my husband and I are going to get this year (after being pooch-less for seven years – long story). And with the leftovers I’ll make something for my only grandson, and our grand-dog too!

  240. Anonymous says:

    So cute!! Gracie would love a new bed!!
    CGruning at

  241. Jen B says:

    My son would be getting a lot of clothing embellished and a bag or two. 🙂

  242. SmileDoggie says:

    ohh those fabrics are so cute! My corgi’s favorite food are carrots…so for halloween a few years ago I made her carrot costume that said “I (heart) carrots”. Let me know if you want to see her costume pics! Email addy is erika(dot)matsunaga(at)gmail(dot)com

  243. Anonymous says:

    My beautiful 14 year old Aussie Red Heeler desperately needs a cover for her heat pad & maybe add some jazzy extras to her boring brown jacket!!!

  244. Sarah M. says:

    Enter me!! Thank you!!!

  245. Mellisa says:

    Such cute fabric! I think I’d make a tote bag to carry all my pupper’s things when we travel with her!

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