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    Has anyone seen the new pattern book called, "Make Your Bed" by Leslee Evans on www.amazon.com? I've never made one but, looking at all the options (click on all the thumbnails and then zoom)I can see why it would be easy to change your room decor several times during the year if you so chose. Plus it takes far less fabric than a full quilt, is decorative in the summer if placed over a light weight white (or color of your choice) spread and takes up very little storage space. I suppose I could figure out how to make one without a pattern but LOVED the patterns in the book. :-D

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    The patterns are very nice. The book has not been released yet, though :( I think bed runners are a terrific idea.

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    That's true, QuiltnNan. Don't think it will be too long before it's out though. I usually find that when that's posted it's anywhere from 2-4 wks so if it's something I really want I just pre-order and then when it comes I'm pleasantly surprised.

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    Think this needs to go in the Quilting Forum. Does anyone know how I can transfer this thread there or is that even possible????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone seen the new pattern book called, "Make Your Bed" by Leslee Evans on www.amazon.com? I've never made one but, looking at all the options (click on all the thumbnails and then zoom)I can see why it would be easy to change your room decor several times during the year if you so chose. Plus it takes far less fabric than a full quilt, is decorative in the summer if placed over a light weight white (or color of your choice) spread and takes up very little storage space. I suppose I could figure out how to make one without a pattern but LOVED the patterns in the book. :-D
    I love the idea and have seen patterns for them that I would love to do. However, my bed runner is golden in colour and very hairy! See my avatar!

    :P

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    [quote=quilter on the eastern edge][quote=Wonnie]Has anyone seen the new pattern book called, "Make Your Bed" by Leslee Evans on www.amazon.com? I've never made one but, looking at all the options (click on all the thumbnails and then zoom)I can see why it would be easy to change your room decor several times during the year if you so chose. Plus it takes far less fabric than a full quilt, is decorative in the summer if placed over a light weight white (or color of your choice) spread and takes up very little storage space. I suppose I could figure out how to make one without a pattern but LOVED the patterns in the book.

    I love the idea and have seen patterns for them that I would love to do. However, my bed runner is golden in colour and very hairy! See my avatar!



    :lol: :D :) :lol:

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    I think these are a very attractive accent too :D:D:D

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    This is probably "WA_A_A_AY" out there but, for myself, if I use the idea of changing the bedroom colors from time to time, I'm, also, thinking about adding a coordinating strip maybe 2" in from the front edges on my white curtains and attaching it with snaps (?), velcro (?), buttons (now THERE's a thought)and the strip could be changed periodically as well as the bed runner and pillow cases

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    Here are two links to two different bed runners that are currently available. HTH

    http://www.crookednickel.com/patterns_kits.html#
    Scroll down to 'Points of Interest' for the bedrunner.

    http://search.nancysnotions.com/?q=b...er&sp_cs=UTF-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divokittysmom
    Here are two links to two different bed runners that are currently available. HTH

    http://www.crookednickel.com/patterns_kits.html#
    Scroll down to 'Points of Interest' for the bedrunner.

    http://search.nancysnotions.com/?q=b...er&sp_cs=UTF-8
    Thank you SO much. Have been to Nancy's but never to the Crooked Nickel and it's such a cool site!

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    Bedrunners are a great idea! And I love the matching shams. Think how much easier these would be to make than a large quilt - faster too. I love this idea.

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    i actually make nap or twin size quilts about 65x80 that lay across the entire top of our king size bed. Some times they hang over and other only cover the top. I have a king size ivory colored bedspread and I pained the walls ivory. The "coverlet" is larger that bed runner and can be used as a quilt to cover up with. It is cheaper and quicker to make that king size quilt . I usually make this size and then I can change bedroom colors easily. Most quilt patterns come with directions for smaller sizes so choose your favorite pattern and get sewing!!! No need to buy seperate patterns for bed runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63
    i actually make nap or twin size quilts about 65x80 that lay across the entire top of our king size bed. Some times they hang over and other only cover the top. I have a king size ivory colored bedspread and I pained the walls ivory. The "coverlet" is larger that bed runner and can be used as a quilt to cover up with. It is cheaper and quicker to make that king size quilt . I usually make this size and then I can change bedroom colors easily. Most quilt patterns come with directions for smaller sizes so choose your favorite pattern and get sewing!!! No need to buy seperate patterns for bed runners.
    Great idea! Thanks! :-D

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    I am really intrigued by the bed runner idea. I figured they are just big table runners but didn't know how to figure the measurements, then found this blog.

    http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.b...explained.html

    If for some reason you can't access it, the gal says The dimensions are typically 24" wide and the length is 25"-30" longer than the width of the mattress, so that there is a 12"-15" drop on each side of the bed."

    I'm tempted to take my favorite easy table runner pattern, increase the size of the blocks, and make it to these dimensions to match my bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I am really intrigued by the bed runner idea. I figured they are just big table runners but didn't know how to figure the measurements, then found this blog.

    http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.b...explained.html

    If for some reason you can't access it, the gal says The dimensions are typically 24" wide and the length is 25"-30" longer than the width of the mattress, so that there is a 12"-15" drop on each side of the bed."

    I'm tempted to take my favorite easy table runner pattern, increase the size of the blocks, and make it to these dimensions to match my bed.
    :lol: I am very grateful for the sizes....had no idea where to begin because I, too, have a table runner pattern I could enlarge. Did you check out the"Make Your Bed" book on Amazon.com....they, also, had some neat pillow cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I am really intrigued by the bed runner idea. I figured they are just big table runners but didn't know how to figure the measurements, then found this blog.

    http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.b...explained.html

    If for some reason you can't access it, the gal says The dimensions are typically 24" wide and the length is 25"-30" longer than the width of the mattress, so that there is a 12"-15" drop on each side of the bed."

    I'm tempted to take my favorite easy table runner pattern, increase the size of the blocks, and make it to these dimensions to match my bed.
    :lol: I am very grateful for the sizes....had no idea where to begin because I, too, have a table runner pattern I could enlarge. Did you check out the"Make Your Bed" book on Amazon.com....they, also, had some neat pillow cases

    I did check it out. You could make your pattern and cut it to the size for a pillow case or pillow cover. Lots of fee patterns here with various styles

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio.../freepatterns/

    This site gives you directions AND the measurements you need for making standard, queen and king size pillows

    http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/p...ses/cases.html

    These are free directions that I really like for making envelope pillow covers

    http://sewing.about.com/od/freeproje...lopepillow.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    That's true, QuiltnNan. Don't think it will be too long before it's out though. I usually find that when that's posted it's anywhere from 2-4 wks so if it's something I really want I just pre-order and then when it comes I'm pleasantly surprised.
    Hello again, QuiltnNan....I'm here to eat crow!!! Just happened to spy the release date on this book....not until 8/8/ 11!!! Ouch! I was already to start on it this month!. Oh, well....something to look forward to!

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    yes, those would do well in changing your decor easily. or you could make "toppers" across your pillows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Has anyone seen the new pattern book called, "Make Your Bed" by Leslee Evans on www.amazon.com? I've never made one but, looking at all the options (click on all the thumbnails and then zoom)I can see why it would be easy to change your room decor several times during the year if you so chose. Plus it takes far less fabric than a full quilt, is decorative in the summer if placed over a light weight white (or color of your choice) spread and takes up very little storage space. I suppose I could figure out how to make one without a pattern but LOVED the patterns in the book. :-D
    Can someone ell me why bed runners were created and what are they supposed to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie
    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I am really intrigued by the bed runner idea. I figured they are just big table runners but didn't know how to figure the measurements, then found this blog.

    http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.b...explained.html

    If for some reason you can't access it, the gal says The dimensions are typically 24" wide and the length is 25"-30" longer than the width of the mattress, so that there is a 12"-15" drop on each side of the bed."

    I'm tempted to take my favorite easy table runner pattern, increase the size of the blocks, and make it to these dimensions to match my bed.
    :lol: I am very grateful for the sizes....had no idea where to begin because I, too, have a table runner pattern I could enlarge. Did you check out the"Make Your Bed" book on Amazon.com....they, also, had some neat pillow cases

    I did check it out. You could make your pattern and cut it to the size for a pillow case or pillow cover. Lots of fee patterns here with various styles

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio.../freepatterns/

    This site gives you directions AND the measurements you need for making standard, queen and king size pillows

    http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/p...ses/cases.html

    These are free directions that I really like for making envelope pillow covers

    http://sewing.about.com/od/freeproje...lopepillow.htm
    Thanks for all the cool sites...checked them out and got something I could use from each one...THANKS !

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    watched the crooked nickel video. question on using fusible grid. can you wash the bed runner after using these fusibles? will it bunch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabee
    watched the crooked nickel video. question on using fusible grid. can you wash the bed runner after using these fusibles? will it bunch?
    Good question...I don't know...I'm thinking that the fusible must be extremely light weight and will stay fused to the fabric. I was, also, wondering if it then becomes hard to hand quilt or if the fusible is a detriment to machine quilting in so far as adhering to the needle. Anyone out there have any answeres?

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    I found a book for Bed Runners designs by Kathy Brown - there are 10 different designs. This was published by House of White Birches. Think Clotilde has it, have had it a while so I really don't remember where I picked it up at. They are on my to do list.

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    I have the book "Patchwork, Comfortors, Throws & Quilts" from House of White Birches, which has a lot of patterns for bed warmers. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamgirl
    I have the book "Patchwork, Comfortors, Throws & Quilts" from House of White Birches, which has a lot of patterns for bed warmers. :P
    Thanks :thumbup:

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