Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Actual content!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've recently started volunteering for Butte Humane Society, where we got Wrench and Molly! Hooray for kittens, right? Definitely! Anyway, what better way to help out than to volunteer my sewing services, huh? Of course!

The catteries, or rooms the cats that are able to be in groups live in (some can't live in the catteries, either because they're not friendly, too little, or can't handle free feeding) have modular plastic cat tree things, kind of like this:

Image taken from here

In order to spruce up the trees and make the vinyl a little more comfortable, they usually put towels in them...

Which is fine and dandy, except that the towels have to be cleaned, and a load of just bath towels takes FOR-EV-ER to dry. Solution? Little quilts, of course!

One of the seat-parts of the cat trees, and a stack of cut-up batting scraps
There's always scrap batting left after making a quilt, especially when you're as terrible new at it as I am, so why not put those batting scraps to good use? I was able to cut out enough to make 21 cat mats! I have already talked to the volunteer coordinator, who directed me to another volunteer, who told me last Saturday that they have all kinds of fleece pieces and both flannel and regular sheets that I could use, she just has to get them out of the warehouse.

They also have bigger quilts and blankets that I told her I could probably cut down into smaller pieces that they can use in the cat center!

How exciting - and what a great use for scraps that were otherwise just going to keep hanging out in my sewing closet! :)


  1. What a great idea and good for you for volunteering. I'm sure the cats will love them much more than a boring towel!! :)

  2. That's so nice of you. I hope the cats appreciate the tlc :)