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 !!


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...

 Thanks for stopping by all.


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

    Cheers Pauline

  2. Such a sweet, sweet post! I love how you "followed" the 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!