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Buy the book "Cats Who Quilt." Buy your cat the "Certificate of Membership in the League of Cat Quilters." Make your cat very happy. Buy other stuff too, like some of the other cat quilt pattern books featured on this Web site.

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Stories About Special Cats Who Quilt
Read stories about special cats who quilt, submitted by visitors to this Web site. Submit your own story about your quilting cat.

Sewing Room Safety Tips for Cats--And Dogs
Please read these all-important sewing room safety tips for pets!

Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download
Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download

World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database
World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database. Find cat quilting patterns in this "shareware" directory of cat patterns around the world.

History of Cats Who Quilt
History of the Web site, and the book's rocky road into print.

Judy's Page
You can read about me and find out why I do these crazy things.

Needlecrafter's Computer Companion
Here's where you'll find tutorials for designing needlework on your computer, as well as everything you need to know about printing photos on fabric.

Unfinished Objects Prayer
Proof that all our needlework projects come from a higher source.

Men of Quilting
Is there a special guy in your life who runs your quilting Web site, who drives you to fabric stores, who humors you with "Honey, but that quilt looks lovely!" when you're too embarrassed to pull it out of the closet? Honor your special guy here in our special feature Quilt Guy of the Month!

Help for Handicapped Stitchers
Looking for information on how to use a sewing machine with a blow stick or help for quilting if your eyesight is failing? Here's some help.

Kittens' Tea Party Kittens' Tea Party by Barbara Brausch is a pattern for a table runner and matching place mats featuring teapot-friendly applique cats. Get it from Central Press Publications, P.O. Box 186 85, N. Walnut St., Lithopolis, OH, 43136.

Iaci Flanders of Houston, Texas writes that when her 9-year-old daughter begged her to sew a cat quilt wall-hanging for her bedroom she had no idea what a decorating odyssey it would beget.

Iaci started by stitching the "Playful Plaid Cats" wall-hanging. "The center pineappples are paper-pieced. The borders were appliqued. I used to hate applique, but after stitching these cats its new big deal."




Once the wall-hanging was up, her daughter said, "But mom, this cat quilt would go great with the wall hanging. Please!" Iaci writes that she didn't finish the bed quilt until after two pregnancies later.




The cats in this quilt were machine pieced. The border was cut from plaids left over from the wall-hanging.




To pull the bedroom design together, Iaci stitched a wall-hanging and pillows from panels by Alley Cat Tales. She purchased the panels at Wal-Mart. What a lucky girl her daughter is!




Thanks, Iaci, for sharing your photos--and your creativity!


Note: Many quilters have written to ask where to buy the quilt patterns that Iaci used. I'm afraid to say we're still hunting for them.


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Stories About Special Cats Who Quilt

Sewing Room Safety Tips for Cats--And Dogs

Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download

World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database

Cat Quilt Pattern Books

Cat Embroidery Patterns that Are Good for Quilts

Cat Print Fabrics & Fabric Swaps

Cat-Themed Wearable Art Patterns

How to Search for Out of Print and Hard-to-Find Cat Quilt & Embroidery Patterns

Where to Buy Cat Quilts

Decorating Ideas for Cats (and People) Who Quilt

Cat Quilt Trivia

Magazine Articles About Cat Quilts

Cat paws walking across a quilt

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Cats Who Quilt is a trademark of Fruitful Plains. Text on this Web site Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Judy Heim. May not be reproduced in any form--in either e-mail messages or on Web sites without written permission. All illustrations are copyright 2000, 2001, and 2002 Irina Borisova. They may not be reproduced without permission. Photos and quilts are copyrighted by their respective artists, and may not be reproduced without their permission.