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draft dog

tessainGabriola | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

Hi Everyone

I need to make a long tube of something heavy to stop the draft from coming in under my door. I have seen them in the shape of  Dachshund dogs. What are they called? Does anyone know of a pattern to make the sausage look pretty or fun?  What do you recommend to stuff them with?

Thanks, Tessa


  1. mimi | | #1

    Tessa, I think if you want them to be heavy and stay put you stuff them with sand.


    1. tessainGabriola | | #2

      That's a good idea. Thank you.

      1. sarahkayla | | #3

        it seems timely to be doing it now with energy costs being so high...you could add little bits to the seams before stuffing tomake the draft dodger llok like a fish or any sort of animal.


        I remember one my parents had that was filled with sand..the sand both provides insulation and weight so the thing doesn't fly all over the room when you open the door.



        1. tessainGabriola | | #4

          Thanks so much. I will work on it this week. My daughter is here so she will provide the artisic component.

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    paddyscar | | #5

    I was looking for a pattern for something else, and came across directions for one of these, which suggests using pillow stuffing or pantyhose.  I could scan it if you are interested. 


    1. tessainGabriola | | #6

      Thanks, Paddyscar. I have lots of sand and woodshavings, so I will try those first, this week. If they don't work, I will write to you. Tessa

      1. user-33662 | | #7

        I made one a few years ago and filled it with dried corn kernels.  Works great and the kernels aren't quite as messy as sand can be.

        1. tessainGabriola | | #8

          Thanks. That's interesting. I will consider that.

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