Aug 2, 2012 - Patterns, Pillows    No Comments

Quick Bedroom Makeover

When you’re in the mood to change the look of your bedroom, or dress up your bed, but don’t have the time to make a bed sized quilt, there’s still lots you can do.   Bed runners will brighten things up and change the whole look of a room in much less time (and less fabric!) than a quilt.

 Head to To Bed Runner has a strong graphic look.  Add the matching pillowcases and you have a striking makeover.  Use the pillow case part of the pattern to make a coordinating wall hanging.  Designer Mary Hankey of 2 Easy Designs suggested small prints of tone on tones for the most impact. 


For a southwest look try Santa Fe Stars Bed Runner.  The pattern includes instructions for a wallhanging, too.





 For an even quicker makeover, use a quilt fabric panel like this Stonehenge panel.  It measures 24″ x 42″ so sewing two or three together, end to end will make a beautiful bed runner. Then just sandwich and quilt!   Or add fabrics from the Stonehenge line to either end.


Any row quilt can be modified to make a bed runner. Choose your favorite row or rows.  Let them stand on their own or add borders.  Memory Lane has SO many cute options that it’d be hard to decide on a favorite!  The puppies are adorable, the flowers are so pretty, the pinwheels have lots of motion….  go ahead, pick just one!

Of course, adding new pillows is always a quick, easy way to dress up a room.  Choose from dozens of pillow patterns.

Start sewing and before you know it you’ll be enjoying your new look!

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