When it becomes a throw! Freddy only slept in his crate on his first night with us, and he spends a lot of time on the love seat. Instead of making the crate pad, I decided to use the fabric for something he can lay on, or lay up against or snuggle under if it gets cold. And yes, I really spoil my dogs.
I wanted to back the black fabric with the piece of white fabric I have, for a little contrast. But the piece I have was too small. So, I backed the black piece with a piece of solid black fleece. It turned out nicely, and I was very proud of myself...until I picked it up and saw all the dog hair! I should have realized that light brown dog hair would show up against a black background. Freddy is the first dog who'd shed. Heidi was a chocolate lab, and she didn't shed too much. Chloe is a bichon mix, who doesn't really shed. Katie was a terrier mix with dark hair, who didn't really shed either. Oh well, live and learn. The throw gets washed frequently, and it's held up well thus far. I made a pillow out of the white fabric. I have a couple of pieces left, so I could make a couple more pillows, or something else.