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    Now that you've all pointed out they're not just decorative but help keep the main bedcover clean, I think I just might make some. Would be a great way to try out some patterns when I don't want to commit to making a whole quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    What's the point of a bed runner? During the winter, I almost always keep an extra cover at the foot of the bed . . . but it can be pulled into service, if needed. It just seems a bit silly, to me, to have a "pretend" extra cover.
    This is precisely what I was thinking! I'd prefer to make a throw which can be folded at the end of the bed but still used as a light cover. Bed runners are attractive but I'm too practical, I guess.

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    More for decoration, great in a guest room, can easily change for season or holiday....yes very much like a table runner and for the same reason....Decoration not service.

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    That's my strategy as well. It's an easy, fun, and relatively inexpensive way to give a pop of color or seasonal fun to my neutral bedroom color scheme. Plus, I'm alone and already have more big quilts and lap quilts than I need. They are also quick projects that fit my rapidly diminishing attention span!

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    i wondered the same thing, first time i stayed at a hotel that had them. but that night, i did use it like a quilt--i just turned it the "long way" on me, and it took the chill off perfectly. my cousin laughed at me, because all she wanted was for her feet to be warm--mission accomplished for both of us!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    What's the point of a bed runner? During the winter, I almost always keep an extra cover at the foot of the bed . . . but it can be pulled into service, if needed. It just seems a bit silly, to me, to have a "pretend" extra cover.
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    Kaye Wood calls them 'Quarter Quilts' and she has several patterns for them.

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    I like them with a plain bedspread. I plan on changing them with the seasons, but of course, that's only the PLAN LOL
    IMO, only for decoration? Maybe, but I'm worth it!
    We have a king sized bed, and making a runner seems much more achievable that a king sized quilt
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    I call them "foot warmers". My hubby was a letter-carrier(retired now) and I made him one. Made it big enough so that it drapes over the end of the bed. It is just a little something extra to keep the feet warm...plus it's kinda cute.

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    Very nice for a quick project. They would be great as gifts.

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    Love the look...just went onto bookshelf...and pulled off my Toppers book...and Toppers 2 to go through...would be a fun quicker project!

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    I live in Saskatchewan, Canada & I just use the same blanket summer & winter, but in winter I like to use another blanket over my feet. So I've been thinking of making me a Bed Runner.

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    i use them because i'm dieabetic and my feet are cold even in the summer due to poor circulation and nerve damage. Their a little haveier than a sheet and not as haevy as a full size quilt.....please excuse my poor spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    What's the point of a bed runner? During the winter, I almost always keep an extra cover at the foot of the bed . . . but it can be pulled into service, if needed. It just seems a bit silly, to me, to have a "pretend" extra cover.
    Besides the fact that they are decorative, I use them to add extra warmth to my legs when it is damp or cold. I don't like lots of covers but in certain weather my legs hurt very badly and the cover over them helps to ease the pain. (plus it gives my Shih tzu something to snuggle under)

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    Could call em feet warmers!
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    Called bed shawls or foot warmers. I like them cause they "pretty up" the bed. You see them a lot in hotels now. Made some and WANT to make some "seasonal" ones (Christmas, spring, summer, etc) to change the look of the bedroom. Made my sister (who lives at the beach) one with a beach scene and the "fat-fruit gals" on it and backed it with a pretty yellow/blue (sis's fav colors) so she can just turn it over.

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    We always have a light blanket folded at the bottom of the bed.. While the blankets are fine to keep us warm both my husband and I use the other one to keep our feet warmer.. He's cold and uses it in addition to the regular blankets.. I'm warm and don't sleep with blankets on, but want something over my feet since they are bare and the ceiling fan is going. I think they're great!! Both of us sleep comfortably with a bed runner on the bottom.
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    I love the idea of bed runners. With a lot less effort and a lot less fabric, a bed runner and a couple of matching pillow slips can make a whole new design element in a bedroom.
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    I've never thought of them as being functional. I thought they were for decoration. Of course, where we live, our feet seldom get cold, but it would definitely be nice for the dogs to lie on.

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