Hi, I've found such marvelous suggestions on this board about quilt making that I'm ready to tackle them myself, but I've a couple of questions first.

Can or should a waterproof fabric be used on the outside of the quilts?

The reason I ask is that I have a large double coated dog that will be sharing my tent. If he gets wet all the shammies in the world aren't going to dry that dog off. I have to weigh off the possibility of my quilt getting wet from contact with him as opposed to letting the fill breathe.

The other question is: should I think about using one of the synthetic fills as opposed to down, simply because it would be much more practical with the dog (machine washable etc).

Edited by BethON (01/10/11 08:10 AM)