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er (1 inch for thicker ones, 2 inches for thinner). You may want to make a test swatch before you cut up all of your strips to check the gauge and thickness of your fabric. Cutting thinner strips yields more square footage, but you'll want the bed to be nice and thick so it's comfortable. See what works best for you.
DIY: Patchwork Bed - uses recycled wool sweaters,etc. Not the kind of textures for beds for pets who shed frequently - hairs will get caught in fibers and things will get messy quick. Whatever you choose, make sure you can easily machine wash & dry final bed covering. Polar Fleece is a great alternative - although long pet hairs will still get caught in it, the fabric is easier to care for.
DIY Bean Bag Bed! Making me one!!! I have to have one, and by me I mean I will make it, do all the math (which is dislike BTW), make the mess, clean the mess.... Only to have to hand it over to one of the other 6 people in my family. Or the neighbors IF they find out!
Great way to make your pet bed slightly less disgusting than it is right now. I like the idea of a garage cat bed with a chalkboard name plate like in this picture. That way when the latest semi-feral free cat we picked up runs away and we get another - we just wipe off the old cats name and chalk up a new one. :)