Book Review–Make Your Bed: Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style by Leslee Evans

Make Your Bed: Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style by Leslee Evans features patterns for a variety of runners and pillows. Ms. Evans gives detailed instructions and she even tells you how to embellish your sheets and pillowcases.

Cotton solids and prints can be used to make spectacular quilt runners. Gingham is another great choice and different colors of gingham can be mixed to create a charming country look.  If you would like a French country look with a twist, try mixing gingham and toile for fresh charm; blue gingham and lighter weight toile would make a perfect combination.

How about a Hawaiian theme?  Amy Butler Disco Flower Tangerine and  Peacock Feathers Blush would make a striking combo.

If you want a look with an African flare, African fancy prints are excellent.

Your quilt runner does not have to be limited to woven cottons.  Fleece, velvet, velveteen, and flannel all make interesting additions to quilts.  Try some faux fur animal skin prints for an exotic look or some fleece novelty prints for a whimsical look.

Don’t forget the thread and the quilt batting when shopping for materials to make a quilt runner.  You are sure to find the perfect batting at Online Fabric Store’s Quilting Store.  Cotton, polyester, or wool batting is suitable for  a quilt runner. Because you do not want a bulky quilt runner, the batting loft should be low or medium.