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    What is it called.....

    Can someone tell me what the name is for the quilt/blanket that covers only the foot of the bed? Thanks!!
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    In my neck of the woods we call them bed runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    In my neck of the woods we call them bed runners.
    Yes, that is what they are. I've made a few. They are great.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thank you!
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    Are they just decorative? Never saw one before

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    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.
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    Neesie put my thoughts into words better than I could have.
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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.
    I completely understand how in areas with colder weather this wouldn't be useful. I have plans though to make several for these reasons: 1) we have a king but I have no desire or time to make king sized quilts [bucket list too long and I work full time, 2] 2 dogs who like to get up on the end of the bed if you're in there during the day and bed runners are more easily laundered, 3] living in Florida I prefer a solid thinner bed covering with bed runners and pillows to reflect seasons, holidays or the desire to change color scheme. That's my plan now to get going on it!
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    We call them Toppers. Really just larger Table Runners. I have one on my bed over the Matelasse Coverlet. I also made Shams to match. It just added some color to the Creme Coverlet.

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    I've notices some of the finer hotels also have them now. My thought was, it protected the bedspread from feet and also if you sit on the foot of the bed, it provides a barrier to the bedspread. Just a thought...

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    I like the idea of a bedrunner for the changing seasons. Also for any and all holidays. I have a king also and like the thought of whipping up things to change looks around. Plus you could put orphan blocks together and then they could have a home without the big time commitment of a quilt.Also doesn't take up as much storage space when you putting them through their rotation.

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    Same reason you make a table runner. It's pretty!

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    I always heard them called "bed scarves" & I figured they served a similar service as a piano scarf... to look pretty & be decorative... to liven things up a little bit.
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    I plan to make some -- DH likes to lay on top of the bed with shoes on and it will keep the comforter clean. It will also allow me to have a change with the seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    I prefer a solid thinner bed covering with bed runners and pillows to reflect seasons, holidays or the desire to change color scheme. That's my plan now to get going on it!
    That's a great idea - perfect for using up those FQs you bought just because you loved them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I always heard them called "bed scarves" & I figured they served a similar service as a piano scarf... to look pretty & be decorative... to liven things up a little bit.

    Always called them bed scarf here also.......they protect the duvet cover and it is fun have different ones for holidays

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    Knowing someone who works in housekeeping in a large hotel, I can tell you that people put their feet up on the bed without taking off their shoes. The runner is easier to wash than the big spread. Also, people have a tendency to sit on the bed to put on shoes or for whatever reason. The bedrunner is an attractive way to keep the foot of the bed clean without having to wash the spread. If you have dogs at home who like to get on the bed you may want a bedrunner to put across the bed where the dogs like to lie. Besides, they are pretty! That is enough reason for making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebLuvsQuiltng View Post
    I've notices some of the finer hotels also have them now. My thought was, it protected the bedspread from feet and also if you sit on the foot of the bed, it provides a barrier to the bedspread. Just a thought...
    This is what I would use them for. It is the same protection that a scarf offers to the neck of a coat-easily laundered more frequently as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    I completely understand how in areas with colder weather this wouldn't be useful. I have plans though to make several for these reasons: 1) we have a king but I have no desire or time to make king sized quilts [bucket list too long and I work full time, 2] 2 dogs who like to get up on the end of the bed if you're in there during the day and bed runners are more easily laundered, 3] living in Florida I prefer a solid thinner bed covering with bed runners and pillows to reflect seasons, holidays or the desire to change color scheme. That's my plan now to get going on it!
    Hello neighbor!! I think I will now want to make a bed runner. Your remark about the dogs hit home for me...it will save my full quilt! I like the seasonal idea too!!

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    I like them. Sometimes I just want a little more on my feet and they fit the bill perfectly. To me, it's a nice way to make a new pattern when I don't want to make a full quilt (and use up scraps!). I also have the dog at the foot of the bed issue..
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    If one likes to change the decor of their bedroom or for a guest room, these runners surely can do the trick...rather than going out and buying new spreads.........
    and some people get cold feet and might just like the warmth of keeping their toesies warm!!!!

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    Just stayed in a new hotel that had bed runners. Looked very nice, and I guess they keep your feet warm!
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    I've also heard them referred to as bed rugs!!

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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.
    I would think they are used for a decorative purpose, like a splash of color

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