Serve up pretty patchwork at the kitchen table (+ sale!)


Table runners remind us of Hershey’s Kisses, Milk Duds, Junior Mints, and Skittles . . . Each piece is its own tiny treasure. And try as you might, you can’t stop at one!
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Fluttering By from
Table Toppers

The seasons and reasons may change, but there’s always a place to show off a little quilt you’ve made. You can play with different shapes and sizes—for instance, set a square topper in a diamond shape, let longer runners drape over table edges, or group a set of three small, square toppers together. And of course, the table isn’t the only place that you can show off smaller quilts. Hang them on walls, drape them over chairs, toss ’em over a cabinet door, line a basket . . . the possibilities are practically endless.

When you whip up a quilt from one of our sale books this week you’ll save 20%, get FREE shipping in the US and Canada, and be on your way to stitching a stack of happy little quilts to grace your table all year long.

If you like VARIETY, you’ll love
Table Toppers: Quilted Projects from Fons and Porter

Short, long, square, skinny, classic, contemporary—these table-runner treats from Fons and Porter will inspire you every which way. Experiment with a new color palette, learn a helpful technique, show off your quilting . . . with this diverse collection, you’ll have fun trying it all.
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Projects from
Table Toppers

Don’t miss the watermelon runner—perfect for summer >
$19.99 $15.99 + FREE shipping
eBook-only $11.99

If you like a MODERN VIBE, you’ll love
Set the Table: 11 Designer Patterns for Table Runners

For a new challenge, a speedy gift, or a stress-free sewing spree, these runners from popular designers make great go-to projects. Turn out one of these pretty quilts in a weekend or less!
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Quilts from
Set the Table

Can you find the runner that’s an ode to the cocktail shaker? >
$16.99 $13.59 + FREE shipping
eBook-only $9.59

If you like SEASONAL SENTIMENTS, you’ll love
Stitch on the Double: Easy Quilt Projects to Sew on the Go
by Kathleen Brown

If you can do a running stitch, you know the basics of the Double Stitch technique. Follow this easy hand-piecing method to get the warm, textured look of hand quilting as you sew. You’ll be amazed at how much sewing you can complete in as little as 10 or 15 minutes!
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Quilts from
Stitch on the Double

See the sweet tulip topper featuring its own buzzing bees >
$24.99 $19.99 + FREE shipping
eBook-only $13.59

If you like . . . PICTURE-PERFECT PATCHWORK, you’ll love
A Year of Paper Piecing: 12 Sensational Seasonal Designs
by Beverly Maxvill

What better way to practice your paper piecing than on a dozen small, quick-to-complete quilts? By the time you finish December’s Cardinal in Wreath quilt, you’ll be a pro—and you’ll have a year’s worth of pictorial quilts to prove it.
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Quilts from
A Year of Paper Piecing (Don’t forget the papers!)

A guide to paper piecing will help you along the way >
$26.95 $21.56 + FREE shipping
eBook-only $15.16

What’s decorating your table right now: a quilt, a candlescape, a bowl of fruit…your sewing machine? Tell us in the comments!

25 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Decorating my table top right now is 2 sewing machines. I’ve been helping a brand new quilter so the table is doing double duty. What a joy to bring new quilters to the table.

    —stephane woodward on May 16, 2016
  • A quilt with flower vase and flowers on top.

    —Angie Little on May 16, 2016
  • I have a blue small print table cloth and spring flowers, beautiful bright red Rhododendron.

    —carol on May 16, 2016
  • Right now I have a table runner with Spring flowers on it. A vase of roses- the first ones up this year and 3 small decorative bird houses. I like to change my tablescape monthly.

    —Vickie Keith on May 16, 2016
  • A beautiful batik table runner (fiesta colors) made for me by a friend and a vintage amber glass pitcher full of spring (silk) flowers.

    Marsha Ransom on May 16, 2016
  • My table is dressed in a springy table runner done in an orange peel pattern, topped by a bowl of fruit. Just can’t have a naked table!

    Sounds delightful, Barb! No naked tables! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Barb on May 16, 2016
  • My table has a sewing amchine, the quilt I am working on and, of course, the mandatory bowl of chocolate!

    —Sue F on May 16, 2016
  • A vase of beautiful lilacs from my lilac bush- sadly, though, no table topper under it! I need to make one soon!

    —Dottie on May 16, 2016
  • My table is my sewing space…. machine, cutting mats, fabric, etc.

    —TeresaS on May 16, 2016
  • Sewing machine – check. Also threads, extension cord, sewing basket, and assorted UFOs – trying to get at least some of them done before I start another one!

    —Lynne on May 16, 2016
  • I always have a tablerunner on my table. I might be seasonal, or just for fun!
    Thanks for the books that add more inspiration.

    —Eileen Heinze on May 16, 2016
  • clutter. It would be so lovely to make table toppers to remove the clutter. Thank you.

    —Vicki on May 16, 2016
  • Flowers from Mother’s Day!! from my husband and 4 children and close friend! I am so blessed!!! I love paper piecing and I’m starting to machine quilt a pinwheel lap quilt for a friend’s 8 year old and a huge bedquilt for my daughter’s 29 year old birthday. I retired this year and LOVE having time to quilt!!!!

    Carolyn White on May 16, 2016
  • My table seems to always have my sewing machine on it, right now layer that with a couple block patterns and three completed tops. Keeping busy and ready for more projects. Kathy in Colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on May 16, 2016
  • Sadly, a huge pile of unread mail is decorating my table right now.

    —Terry on May 16, 2016
  • Mail (my new quilt magazine!!YEAH!!!) bills (BOO!) and the start of supper prep. I NEED a topper!!

    —janG on May 16, 2016
  • A wisteria vine basket made by an Alabama artist on a runner made by a quilter friend.

    —Marianne in TN on May 16, 2016
  • A large table topper that I made with a large candle in the center. I change my table toppers and runners almost every week. I love them, they make the room so cheery and festive.

    —connie b on May 17, 2016
  • My super-fragrant, beautiful peonies!!

    —Karen on May 17, 2016
  • A quilted tablerunner, of course! With an antique bowl on top of it.

    —Jackie Lewis on May 17, 2016
  • School’s out so old books od papers, new recipes and quilt and knitting patterns downloads, oh yeah space for actually sitting down to eat with out of season placemats. What van I say it’s been busy!

    —ckachel on May 20, 2016
  • A stitch and fold wreath.

    —Sherry Walley on May 20, 2016
  • Oops! You guessed it. There is my sewing machine along with the mending I found when I switched my winter clothes with my summer things. Guess if I want to wear them, I’ll have to fix them!

    —Mary Smith on May 20, 2016
  • A brand-new sewing machine and a table runner and napkins I’m making for a wedding present for my nephew and his bride.

    —Linda Towers on May 20, 2016
  • Finally I have a sewing space separate from my table. So, now my table is loaded with all the clutter that everyone in the house thinks they need to drop there. The sewing machine and project clutter was much more appealing….

    —Pearl on May 21, 2016

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