Sew-Along Kaleidoscope Bed Runner

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With this sew along we will be making a bed runner. This pattern has to be accompanied by the book itself, so make sure you get the book if you want to sew along. 

get the book Kaleidoscope HERE>,

get the requirement for the bed runner HERE>

This is a great project if you don’t want to make something big a whole bed quilt. 

But if you want to make the quilt, go ahead too! This book includes patterns for:

  • Crib Size Quilt
  • Lap Size Quilt
  • Queen Size Quilt
  • Pillows in 3 sizes
  • Cross-stitch Pattern!

It’s a fun colourful book and I love that it is spiral bound. 

Bed Runner Finish


I opted for a straight line quilting this time, cross-hatch using my walking foot. The lines were 1″ apart. I first do a 2″ apart line, then when it is all done, I went over with the 1″ lines. I just love the denser quilting look. 

The cross-hatch reminds me of the lense of a toy kaleidoscope and I thought it would perfectly match this quilt pattern. 

Backing with a budget

As for the backing, I chose an old sheet (maybe vintage) that I already have in stash. I always love using other options than full-priced yardage, simply because I feel like the backing is not going to be shown off as much.

I can’t justify spending too much for the backing, but I do love cute ones like vintage sheets.

Read more here for 8 tips on quilting on a budget.

Attaching Quilt Labels

Before quilting, I secure the quilt labels using the lite Heat and Bond and simply machine blanket stitch it in place. 

You can read more about the quilt labels I use here>

It is so much fun to put the labels when the label is already done and ready to use. 

As for the binding, I chose the same solid fabric as the border. It is called Honey from the Pure Elements collection.  

The binding blends in with the border and it was the exact look I was aiming for. The center row of blocks takes the show.

I have never made a bed runner before, but I thought this was such a great idea. Pairing it up with a plain bedding set, I think a bed runner is a great quilt to make as you can change them often to get a different overall look of the bed decor. 

When I was making this bed runner, I was also happy to see some blooming sunflowers in my garden too. There were of similar colours, and I thought it’d be a great memory to remember them here too. So here they are…

Kaleidoscope Cross Stitch

Here is my current update on the stitches. I am going to be slowly progressing this as I have very little time to work on it. I really need to chill and watch tv more cause that seems to be the only time I stitch. 

This is also one of two of my current cross-stitch project after a long time I haven’t cross-stitch, so I am having some mistakes here and there. and some of my stitches are also wrongly crossed! Which annoys me a lot and I may go back to those to fix it. 


Who’s Sewing Along?

We have some talented friends joining us on our Kaleidoscope sew along. Take a look below to see who’s sewing along with us and give them a follow!

Meet the Quilters

Meet the Stitchers

You can read more about the Sew Along HERE. 

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