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Pocketed Bed Runner

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 Oh boy!  I am so happy to share a project I made for MY BOY!
My sweet son is always stashing things away in his pockets, bookbag, etc.
So why not give him a spot to keep his books, legos, and toys at bedtime?
Here is what you will need to make a twin-size, quilted bed runner with pockets!

 I chose a medium chevron from Riley Blake in the color “Boy”.  (appropriate, eh?)

 Sew the smaller pieces to either end of the larger piece…

Set the backing aside and pull out your ‘Little Fattie” pack.
I used Riley Blake’s “One For the Boys”.

Choose five coordinating fat squares to use and cut EACH as shown below…

 Play with the quilt pieces until you come up with a pattern you are pleased with.

 Come up with a pattern to actually “quilt” all three layers together.
I did a larger chevron pattern to stitch.

 It’s time to use your bias tape; mine is in ‘navy’.

 You will now iron your tape, as follows:

 You will start by applying bias tape to the short edges of the bed runner…

 Sew right by the edge to finish tape.

 You are almost done!  
Finish by applying the bias tape to both long edges of the bed runner.
This will ‘seal’ the edge and form the pocket!

That’s the last step!  Your quilted bed runner is done.
I LOVE the patterned whimsy that this adds to my little fella’s bed:)

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 And who can resist the coziness of anything quilted?
Not me!

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 The backing is equally adorable!

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 It didn’t take long for my boy to feel the pockets with books, legos, chapstick, 
& even a rock collection!
(How long do you think until I find candy in there?! )

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I am by NO MEANS a quilter, but I really enjoyed this beginning quilting project.
Hooray for all the boys in our lives!  
Make this project for your sweet boy and see what ‘treasures’ he stows away in the pocketed bed runner.


Thank you Janica! Wow, that is amazing. This Pocketed Bed Runner is the answer to your little guy’s problem of where to stash his goods while he is catching some shut eye. His treasures will be safe and sound when he wakes up and within his tiny little reach. Absolutely Genius…and your fabric choices are fantastic!
Thank you, again, for sharing your incredible talent and innovation with us.

As you can see Janica is one talented lady. Check out these other FABulous tutorials by Janica…

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To see Janica’s other creations click here. They are fun and filled with creativity!

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Happy Creating!
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