Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Colleran Kate 225px 224x300 Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate ColleranWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate‘s new bed runner quilt pattern, Ring Around the Toesies, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine

Hi everyone! Kate Colleran here from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and it is super fun to be back with you guest blogging. Today I am talking about my bed runner, Ring Around the Toesies, featured in the February/March 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts magazine.

Have you ever gone into a hotel and the bed is covered with a white duvet and a lovely bed runner graces the bottom of the bed? Doesn’t it look pretty?

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That’s what I was thinking about when I designed this bed runner, Ring Around the Toesies. I was also thinking that sometimes you don’t want or need another quilt! Or have time to make a queen or king sized quilt. So if you don’t have time for a quilt, a bed runner is a great way to dress up the bed. And you can make a few and change it up for the seasons. My runner was made using fabrics from the Feathers and Flourishes line by Amanda Murphy for Benartex. I think it’s a great look for spring!

runner fabrics close up Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Crystal Zagnoli quilted the runner using a beautiful light blue thread.

close up quilting 1 Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

You could also make one using a lovely holiday line like the Midnight Clear fabric line by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Now you have one for the holidays:

Midnight Clear bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Or maybe in white with gold and silver?

Holiday Bed Scarf Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Or maybe make one using the fun, bright Desert Bloom line by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda. A summer runner for sure!

Desert Bloom bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

And for fall, you could go with this rich look using Gratitude by Jo Morton for Moda.

Gratitude bed runner Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

See how different they all look with the different fabrics with different styles? What would you use to make your runner? Holiday fabric? Deep oranges and rust for fall? Or something bright and bold for summer? Leave us a comment and be entered for a chance to win 8 fat eighth pieces from the Feathers and Flourishes line and a copy of my pattern Kozy Q Scarf so you can whip up a fun infinity scarf.

Happy quilting!

Giveaway for blog post 122916 300x300 Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate ColleranThanks, Kate. And thanks for providing this super prize! Leave a comment below before midnight January 8, 2017 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on January 9 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

If you’d like to make a Ring Around the Toesies bed runner quilt of your own and don’t already have a copy of the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Ring Around the Toesies quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.


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137 Responses to Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

  1. Debby says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love bed & table runners! :)

    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  2. Cathy Wilson says:

    I love the idea of having a bed runner for each season! This would be perfect for the guest room!

  3. Kathy h says:

    Great pattern, I love how it looks woven but really isn’t. I would make it in red white and blue.

  4. Linda Webster says:

    I love sewing items for Christmas so I’d make a Christmas runner right away!

  5. usairdoll says:

    What a beautiful Pattern! Love seeing a all the different colorways using the same pattern. Would love to make one for my bed.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll (at)gmail (dot)com

  6. Barb says:

    I would love to make a bed runner. It would be a great idea for the change of seasons and so much easier to store. Pick me!! Pick me!! It is a beautiful quilt.

  7. Tina Jeo says:

    I would love to make a bed runner. Thanks!

  8. Laura says:

    What a great bed runner pattern. It would look lovely in so many different fabrics. Am looking forward to giving it a try.

  9. Lori Morton says:

    LOOOOVE your Bed runner! & the different fabrics ideas too! I would make one in Blues & greens!! (GREAT idea for Christmas gifts for Next year!!)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! :D
    New Year Blessings! :)

  10. Love the quilt. And colors in the first example

  11. Melody Lutz says:

    Really loving the silver and gold.

  12. Terri Todd says:

    Beautiful bed runner. I’d make it in dark green and burgundy colors. I really like the scarf pattern, too.

  13. Linda Williamson says:

    That’s a beautiful bed runner. Love the fabric Kate chose. This will be on my list to create in 2017. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  14. DeLaine Kuehnel says:

    beautiful pattern. I would love to make it in Red, black and white!

  15. pam says:

    Thanks for all the eye candy! I love the bedrunner and the scarf. And thanks for the chance to win this luscious fabric!

  16. Rhonda H says:

    Teal and green would be pretty. Great pattern.

  17. Pat K says:

    I love the way this table/bed runner can be changed up for the various holidays and seasons.

  18. Suzanne Reed says:

    I love the idea of bed runners. They make up faster than a full quilt, and you can change up the decor of your bedroom more often! Love the fabric too! Can’t wait to go out and pick up a copy of the pattern!

  19. Lee says:

    The bed runner is lovely!! This would be so fun to make! thank you and wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

  20. Fran Sak says:

    I have always wanted to make a foot warmer/ bed runner. This is a great looking pattern.

  21. Deb says:

    I think I’d use bright florals for spring/summer…lots more season to use the runner vs. holiday reds/greens. thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Allison CB says:

    Love the bed runners! Great color combinations!

  23. Laurie T says:

    I love, love, love this pattern! So pretty. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!

  24. Pam Sullaway says:

    I love this pattern. All colorways are very pretty!

  25. Diane Antle says:

    Beautiful fabrics and I love the pattern!

  26. Maryellen says:

    Fun design. I like the variety of fabrics you chose. Thanks.

  27. Sandy Allen says:

    I think I would use holiday fabrics and make it a bed runner for my bed next year. I have a solid red comforter on the bed, so I think holiday colors would be fun!

  28. Susan N. says:

    I like how the bed runner looks so different depending on the fabrics used. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Sheila W. says:

    Absolutely love the bed runners and the Kozy Q Scarf. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  30. Debbie Miller says:

    Love the runners in all the beautiful colorways! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  31. With your bed runner pattern Ring Around The Toesies, I would create a runner in a variety of fabrics for every one of the seasons and a couple for the Holidays like Christmas. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  32. Anita says:

    Lovely bed runner! My favorite color combination for this would be blue and green.

  33. Nicole Sender says:

    I especially like the bed runner in the fun, bright Desert Bloom line by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda.

  34. Nicole Sender says:

    I especially like the bed runner in the fun, bright Desert Bloom line by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda.

  35. Beth T. says:

    I think the Amanda Murphy fabrics are very pretty! This would also be lovely in blues and yellows, with a touch of green, very fresh and bright.

  36. Rhona says:

    Going to get a copy of this, this runner would look great for all seasons in a variety of fabrics.

  37. Sharon Hughson says:

    Great giveaway!

  38. Karen says:

    This pattern looks great either as the table runner or bed runner. Thanks for the inspiration with the different colors.

  39. Cindy M says:

    This is beautiful! Would love to make one in batiks of blues and colors of the sea. All my favorites! Great gift idea too!

  40. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    Right now I am thinking seasonal- so reds, pinks white and ? for Valentine’s Day. Kathy in Colo

  41. GrrannyH says:

    Why make just one? Why not make 1 for each season, a different colorway for each season? That could easily dress up your bedroom!

  42. Liz Dyer says:

    I love the idea of a bedrunner for each season or holiday. The bed in my guest room was a lovely old white chenille spread on it and I usually just fold a quilt on the end, but I worry about the quilts fading in the sunlight. This would be much less expensive to make and easier to wash (my cat likes to sleep on that bed, she thinks it is her room). Thanks at the chance at this great giveaway. Happy New Year.

  43. Janie M says:

    Your pattern can be used with any fabric line for any season! I would do a runner for spring, cheery fabrics are in order now a days ( it has been way to gloomy out). Love love, love, the scarf. Thank you for the inspiration.

  44. Barbara G. says:

    I love making table runners and would like to try this pattern I like the way it looks with Jo Morton’s Gratitude!

  45. Karen says:

    I would love to make this for my bed, it’s beautiful.

  46. Sherry Jurykovsky says:

    Love the colors in your bed runner. It would be fantastic to win a small sample of them to play with.

  47. Emily C says:

    Very pretty. I can see this in a variety of prints, for every season. One for winter in little snowmen and snowflakes, in blues and whites would be really pretty.

  48. Kristine Clay says:

    I’ve tried making infinity scarves before and never liked the outcome so I’d love to try this pattern.

  49. Rebecca says:

    Oh love the pattern she used for the bed runner, so neat. Happy 2017

  50. Debby G. says:

    I have always wanted to make a bed runner. They make it possible to change the decor in your room much simpler than changing everything. And it is always nice to be sewing. Love this bed runner!!

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