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Table of Contents for

"Cats Who Quilt! The First Quilting Book for Cats"

Written by Judy Heim, Illustrated by Irina Borisova


It's 96 pages of full-color fun for you and your cat!

Preface: Supervise Those Cats Who Quilt!

Introduction: Clancy the Cat Explains Why He Decided to Write a Quilting Book for Cats

Chapter I

How to Get Started Quilting If You’re a Cat

Quilting Lessons for Cats:

Lesson #1 What to Do with an Ironing Board
Lesson # 2 Finding and Using a Sewing Basket
Lesson # 3 How to Supervise a Human Quilter
Lesson # 4 How to Calculate Fabric Yardage If You’re a Cat
Lesson # 5 How to Arrange Quilt Patches with Your Toes
Lesson # 6 You Can Improve Floral Appliqués By Eating Them
Lesson # 7 Select Your Quilt Batting Wisely
Lesson # 8 How to Assemble the Quilt Without Getting Stuck In It
Cat in the Hat "Silly you! You Always Wanted to Be the Cat in the Hat--but you never realized it was this simple." Read more Wearable Art Advice for Cats in Cats Who Quilt.
Lesson # 9 Do Not Fall Off the Quilting Frame
Lesson #10 Tape Measure Aerobics
Lesson #11 Organizing Your Collection of Fabric
Lesson #12 Posing with Your Quilt

The Laws of Cat Quilting



Chapter II

A Gallery of Cat Quilts

Twinkle Tess and Wings-A-Flutter and Bumblebees-In-A-Hurry
Dizzy Johnny a.k.a. "Lotsa Toes" & Sunbonnet Bert and the Cat Tree
Big Flo & Sunrise Over Nap Time
Pickles & Fur & Two Stupid Dogs: The Imagery Continues
Liza & Blue Cat Moon Adventure
James "Tigger" Katerfelt-o & Why Is There Calico In My Tuna?
Lollipop & Wedding Ring With a Cat
Mr. Snuggles & Folk Art Wasn’t Meant for the Innocent
Suzy, the Cat Angel, and Feather Toys of Heaven

Kitty Tossing Patches into the Air Chapter III

How to Nap on a Quilt

"How will I know which quilt in the house to sleep on? And will there be pins in it when I lie on it?"

"How long should I knead the quilt with my claws before curling in it to sleep?"

"Should I crawl under the quilt, or should I sleep on top of it?"

"Should I let my human sleep with me on the quilt?"

"Do you have other advice for selecting humans to sleep with me on my quilt?"

"Are there dangers in letting a human sleep on my quilt?"

"How about other animals?"

Cat Climbing Over Sewing Machine "What if they crawl back on?"

"How often should I rearrange myself on the quilt during my nap?"

"What is the optimal length of a cat nap?"

"What should I dream about when sleeping on my quilt?"

Chapter IV

Teaching a Human to Quilt

Chapter V

More Tricks for Cats Who Quilt

Ten Things that You as a Cat Can Do to Improve a Quilt Pattern Wearable Art for Cats

Fixing Quilting Mistakes with Hairballs

Sewing Machine Attachments and What They Mean to You as a Cat Quilter

Cats in Sewing Basket caption: "A Sewing Basket Is Only as Good as the Number of Cats Who Can Crawl Into It" Competitive Quilting for Cats

You Can Improve Surface Embellishment by Sitting on It

What to Do When Your Human Considers You an Obstruction to Progress and Doesn’t Understand Your Artistic Genius

You Can Improve Surface Embellishment by Sitting on It

Chapter VI

How Cats Invented Quilts & The Future of Cats and Quilting

Tear Out Certificate: Certificate of Membership in the League of Cat Quilters





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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.