13 new ways to grace the spaces in which you gather 🍽 (+ giveaway!)

From classic chic to fresh twists, the versatility of the table runner shines in the new book Table-Runner Roundup!

Table-Runner Roundup

“Skinny” quilts are the best, aren’t they? They’re perfect for trying new techniques, for getting from start to finish fast, and for decorating and gifts too! This fun collection of all-new projects includes 13 designs to enjoy whenever the desire to stitch strikes.

Try a fresh design for a farmhouse table:

Farm Fresh table runner
Farm Fresh by Sue Pfau

Sweet pineapples and savory olives for alfresco dining:

Pineapple Parade and Olive Tree table runners
Pineapple Parade by Deane Beesley and Olive Tree by Annette Ornelas

Scrappy stars for the dinner table:

Scrappy Stars table runner
Scrappy Stars by Jude Spero

And even a clever hexagon runner that easily transforms into place mats!

Detachable Hexagons table runner
Detachable Hexagons by Jane Davidson

Fun and easy techniques range from traditional patchwork and fusible appliqué to stitch-and-flip triangles and dimensional curves. You’ll get double the enjoyment when you use these beautiful pieces as wall hangings or as accents to drape on other kinds of “table” tops, such as dressers, bookshelves, hutches, and cabinet doors. Here’s a peek at more projects from the book:

From Table-Runner Roundup

We posed a question to the designers featured in Table-Runner Roundup:

How do you like to display your table runners (besides on a table)?

Here are their creative answers!

  • Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs says, “I like to use them as wall hangings, possibly on the wall of a staircase landing or other narrow wall space. They’re also nice to cover pillows on beds or drape over the foot of a bed. Sometimes I arrange them on the back of an overstuffed chair to pull the colors of a room together.”
  • Julie Taylor says, “I like to display my table runners on the hearth in my lounge. They look really nice next to a lit fire in winter or with a few candles on them in summer.
  • Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane says, “I’ve hung them on the wall or placed them at the end of a bed as a bed runner. I’ve even used them on the top of the piano.
  • Michelle Bartholomew says, “I hung my table runner on the wall in my daughter’s nursery. It makes the perfect wall hanging!”
  • Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams says, “I have a wall between my door and window that’s really skinny. It’s the perfect place to hang a table runner if you don’t want to put it on your table. My family also has an apple orchard, and every season we cover all the displays with table runners to make the shop more warm and inviting.
  • Tony Jacobson, manager and creativity director at Piece Works Quilt Shop in Winterset, Iowa, has a unique idea—he says, “Currently in our shop, a table runner is draped around a dress form.” It’s like Miss Table-Runner America!

We have a brand-spanking-new copy of Table-Runner Roundup to give away to one lucky winner today! To be automatically entered into the drawing, tell us in the comments:

Where do you like to show off your skinny quilts: tables, walls, beds, couches? Outdoors, indoors? Up high, down low?  

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you found a runner above that you’d love to start sewing right now, order Table-Runner Roundup at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.


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