Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cute Twin Bed Runners - 2012 Finishes

I had the opportunity to whip up these cute little bed runners for our twin grandsons for Christmas.

Caleb and Benjamin are 4 years old - they have these sweet little toddler beds that are low to the floor.

These sized down bed runners were a perfect addition to their "twin" bedroom.
The runners were simple to make -- I used fusible machine applique -- with machine blanket stitch and Stitch in the Ditch around the letters and a little straight line quilting here and there...

I started with a design called out in the book "Bed Runners Using Pre-cut Fabrics".


In typical fashion, I made a few modifications.

1.  Scaled pattern down to fit a toddler bed
2.  Added a fabric lining on the inside of the pocket using fusible fleece between the layers
3.  Added their names in applique
4. Did NOT use pre-cuts...

The side pockets are sweet -- large enough to fit a book or a stuffed animal... a little night light or whatever...
You can see the pocket here -- at the end of the runner.

Because I had to scale things back in size, I did not put the divider in the pocket.  It makes it a little more flimsy but will fit a larger book!!

Here is a peak at the back of the runners.  On the back of Ben's runner I added some green fabric and opposite on Caleb's.

They are twins - so they share more than each others color schemes.


Caleb loves Firemen !!



Benjamin

Two little sweeties after a day of sledding at our home last weekemd....  Love these little men who look just like their daddy and their grampa...
Caleb

 Thanks for stopping by all.
Hugs,
Karen

4 comments:

  1. The bed runners look great. I'm sure the boys love them

    Cheers Pauline

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  2. Such a sweet, sweet post! I love how you "followed" the pattern....to me, that's what sewing is all about----making it your own! Hugs, Doreen

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  4. Oh Gosh karen....these are just so adorable!! I love the little bear in the pocket...and twin grandsons...what a treasure...and what fun!

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