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CudsGwennyPash
06-05-14, 10:12 am
I have seen people say that you can't use the quilted furniture pad, but I am wondering why? I decided to stop using uhaul pads because I was tired of them retaining smell and shredding, but I decided to look them up again and found the quilted one. It is made of compressed cotton, so I don't understand why this one can't be used. So what is the problem with using the quilted version?

oldnewie
06-05-14, 02:28 pm
I reckon the quilted ones can be used, but not as the absorbent layer, because the top is polyester. (If that's the type you're talking about).
That said, because fleece is polyester, I can't see why you couldn't instead use it as a top layer -if it can be pretreated - because it could then wick pee through into the absorbent layer, being like a 2-in-1.
There's a thread somewhere about this; the op was going to give hers a trial to see how it worked.
I'm only guessing; I've never seen them.
Why not give it a go?

pigger123
06-05-14, 02:43 pm
If the top is polyester, I doubt it would absorb or wick at all. Just because fleece is polyester does not mean that all polyester fabrics act like fleece.

spy9doc
06-05-14, 02:45 pm
I decided to stop using uhaul pads because I was tired of them retaining smell and shredding

The pads won't shred if you encase them in fleece........or it will at least take much longer and you won't be aware of it. I have been using the same three sets of liners that I made more than two years ago. They are just now beginning to show signs of wear as evidenced by the stains on the pads under them. The fleece still looks good, but apparently the uHaul pad in the middle is wearing out.

I don't understand about your complaint that they smell? I wash all my cavy items with All Free & Clear and Oxyclean and don't detect an odor. About once per month, I launder them with All and bleach. Fleece is remarkably resistant to bleach, and it freshens and brightens the appearance. I washed my predominantly black liners with bleach just yesterday.

Having handled the quilted uHaul pads, I just don't think that you will be happy with them. I'll look at them a gain tomorrow and see if my opinion still stands.

CudsGwennyPash
06-05-14, 03:28 pm
The pads won't shred if you encase them in fleece........or it will at least take much longer and you won't be aware of it. I have been using the same three sets of liners that I made more than two years ago. They are just now beginning to show signs of wear as evidenced by the stains on the pads under them. The fleece still looks good, but apparently the uHaul pad in the middle is wearing out.

I don't understand about your complaint that they smell? I wash all my cavy items with All Free & Clear and Oxyclean and don't detect an odor. About once per month, I launder them with All and bleach. Fleece is remarkably resistant to bleach, and it freshens and brightens the appearance. I washed my predominantly black liners with bleach just yesterday.

I don't want to encase them in fleece. I am debating whether or not I want the blue or grey one. I wanted the blue because the grey one shreds and shrinks a lot when not encased. Also for me, it stinks extremely bad and no matter what I wash it in- bleach, vinegar, etc, it doesn't get the smell out. Why don't you think the blue ones would be good? The outer part is a 50/50 poly/ cotton blend, and on the inside it is cotton fiber batting.

Having handled the quilted uHaul pads, I just don't think that you will be happy with them. I'll look at them a gain tomorrow and see if my opinion still stands.

spy9doc
06-05-14, 04:30 pm
Quite honestly, I don't think they will absorb like the denim ones. As I said, I'll swing by uHaul tomorrow and look at them again.

spy9doc
06-06-14, 05:18 pm
I promised to follow up my previous comments and opinions by going to uHaul today to look and feel the quilted pads. My opinion is still the same. I don't think the blue quilted pads will work for a cavy cage. I predict that you will be frustrated and disappointed by the results.

Here's why:


The pads are washable and reusable, but just don’t look as though they would absorb much.
The pads appear to have a light coating on the fabric. Trying to strip that coating wouldn’t be easy.
The pads are large and the outside is bound with an inch or so of binding. Trying to cut them into smaller sections will lead to the necessity to sew around all cut edges……or have the edges fray and the batting fall out.


Why not stick with the tried-and-true method that so many of us have used? Use the recycled denim pads and sew them between layers of fleece. Based on my experience, they will last at least two years.