Table everything – take a look at this BIG book (+ giveaway!)

What would you do with 240 pages of glorious colors, patterns, and inspiration—all combined in one BIG book of 56 petite quilts, each easy enough to whip up over a weekend?

Big-Book-of-Table-Toppers

We bet you’d start sewing!

We’ve been sneak-peeking The Big Book of Table Toppers for over a month on our Facebook and Instagram pages—and we are thrilled to say it’s finally here! Fifty-six designs for seasons, holidays, special days, and every day: all perfect to make and give, to create and keep, or just to have the perfect excuse to sew, sew, sew.

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With the variety of projects you’ll find in this latest book from our “Big Book” series—all from some of today’s most popular designers, all adding up to just 50 cents per pattern—you’ll find a reason to sew for everyone you know (and yourself!).

There are SO many ways to enjoy this pattern-packed collection. Why? Because toppers and runners are easy to put to beautiful use! You can:

Drape them casually over couches and chairs . . .

Outback-Sunset-table-runner
Outback Sunset by Judy Hooworth

Display them on drawers, dressers, and armoires . . .

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Charming Star by Country Threads

Arrange them anywhere in the kitchen . . .

Pie-Birds-table-runner
Pie Birds by Kim Diehl

Swathe them artfully around anything that doesn’t move . . . 😻

Summer-Picnic-table-runner
Summer Picnic by Laurie Shifrin

And of course, spread them out on the occasional table:

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Folded, stacked, rolled, bundled, or hung—SO many ways to play!

You know we always celebrate the release of a new Martingale book with a giveaway—so for your chance to win an eBook copy of The Big Book of Table Toppers, tell us:

Toppers or runners—what’s your favorite?

Tell us in the comments—we’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. And remember, when you purchase a book at ShopMartingale.com, you’ll be able to instantly download the eBook for free.

Good luck, and thanks for stopping by to visit us today!

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Anna, who says:

“Love them both but I use my table runners more.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Anna—congratulations!

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700 Comments

  • I use both

    —Betsy on January 11, 2017
  • I love the Christmas pinwheels. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

    —Kristine Clay on January 11, 2017
  • I have more table runners than toppers.

    —DebrafromMD on January 11, 2017
  • Runners- I have table runners for every season.

    —Barbara O. on January 11, 2017
  • I like toppers!
    Thanks for the chance to win this book; looks like there are MANY patterns I’d enjoy sewing.

    —LynneP on January 11, 2017
  • I like both depends on mood and pattern as to which to make and where I might use it

    —Linda on January 11, 2017
  • That’s a hard question. I have more smaller tables and only one long table.
    So I have made more toppers,

    —Eileen on January 11, 2017
  • Outback Sunset is my favorite. The warm colors make this gloomy winter shine.

    —Stephanie Woodward on January 11, 2017
  • I like both depending on where I need that pop of color or a place to set my coffee mug!

    —Patty on January 11, 2017
  • I love both table toppers and runners, but table toppers can be used as mini quilts and wall hangings too!

    —Janetta Dobler on January 11, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners!

    —Cheryl Lea on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but toppers are something I can do on a sew day with friends and we all can at least come close to completing the projects. They are easier to display and when I see them I think of my friends

    —Suzanne on January 11, 2017
  • I enjoy making both, twice the fun.

    —Angie Little on January 11, 2017
  • It’s hard to pick one over the other, because I can envision either shrinking or enlarging either topper or runner into a runner or a topper!! Always thinking, you know?! Thanks for a chance to win !

    —Kaye on January 11, 2017
  • While I’m normally a Kaffe Fassett fan, I LOVE the Pie Birds! I see making these as gifts for Christmas next year!

    —Nancy on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners – they fit better on my tables and are great for using up leftover bits of batting in smaller widths.

    —regina on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both but tend to use runners more often. Thanks for sharing

    —Bonnie Larson on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners. I make them for my dining room and kitchen tables. Runners also make great gifts.

    —Denise on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are fun!

    —Cheryl on January 11, 2017
  • Runners definitely. Have a long table perfect for showing them off! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lill on January 11, 2017
  • I love table runners to set the mood for the season in my home. The Pie Birds by Kim Diehl is making me swoon! thanks

    —jrp53 on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite.

    —Marsha on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both but if I have to choose I guess it would be a TOPPER!

    Thanks for this great opportunity!

    —Judy Reny on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both but if I had to choose one, it would be table runners.

    —Joanne O'Neal on January 11, 2017
  • Charming star. Love the colors.

    —Judy on January 11, 2017
  • The book appears to have a fantastic selection for every one to like. Topper or runner, love them both.

    —Gail on January 11, 2017
  • No way will I select one over the other! Rarely do I see a book that I think that I simply must have, but after seeing these pictures I certainly did this time. Would love to win this book and be able to share it with my quilting group.

    —Katherine Cronn on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both, too hard to choose!

    —Diane on January 11, 2017
  • The size and shape of a small quilt I make is usually influenced by the number of blocks I am able to get from my scraps. 😂 So much fun!

    —Nyla-Jean on January 11, 2017
  • Thus far I’ve only made ‘toppers’ as gifts for newlyweds so they can be used on small or round tables. But I’m interested in making my first ‘runner’ for a family-gathering tabletop, so this book’s ideas will help. Thanks!

    —Marty on January 11, 2017
  • I have a table that is right by my back door and change it with the seasons, great grand kids always check out whats next.

    sharon venske on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers & runners, but probably make more toppers. This book is definitely going on my wish list!

    —Susan L. on January 11, 2017
  • Runners suit my table better so that is what I make. I look forward to some new ideas in this book.

    —Lois on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners. Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to win the book.

    —AS on January 11, 2017
  • I actually like both but table runners might edge out the table topper slightly. Love the samples that were displayed from this book. Thx.

    —carolyn barrows on January 11, 2017
  • What a way to downsize my stash. Love it!

    —Betty on January 11, 2017
  • I love doing both but the runners these days are easier on my hands but I still do both

    —Debbie on January 11, 2017
  • lovely projects. I’d go with runners !

    —Martha cook on January 11, 2017
  • I love the looks of both, but most of my tables are rectangular, thus a table runner is a much better pick. I use table toppers for wall hangings.

    —Judy M on January 11, 2017
  • I like both of them…..cannot get enough of them. The satisfy my desire to quilt and I get to experiment with lots of different methods and designs!!

    —Judy on January 11, 2017
  • I usually do toppers but some of those runners are really calling to me

    —Jo on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners equally especially when they’re as lovely as those in The Big Book of Table Toppers.

    —Linda B on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite is runners….

    —Linda Brown on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but runners are great for draping over my dogs’ crates to make them feel cozy AND lend some seasonal decor.

    —Janice on January 11, 2017
  • Definitely runners! They are so much more versatile than toppers!

    —Kathy Gonglefski on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, it depends on the size of the table. I enjoy making the runners, it seems to be a nice break from making quilts and they really dress up a table for any season or holiday.

    —Carol S on January 11, 2017
  • I love pie birds! The colors catch my eye and they are arranged in a pleasing manner!

    —Lynda Buchholz on January 11, 2017
  • I love table runners for my long rectangular dining table and toppers for my more square breakfast table so I have the best of both worlds! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book! It looks like it has every pattern I would ever need for my tables!

    —Sara Byman on January 11, 2017
  • Table-toppers are my favorite things to make. I give them as
    gifts and everyone loves receiving them. I really like the different table-toppers in this book and would feel very fortunate to be a winner! Thank you.

    Barbara Barthe on January 11, 2017
  • Looks very interesting. I use both runners and table toppers. Would love the book.

    —Peggy on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are fun to make and give as gifts. Enjoy using Kim Diehl’s patterns and fabrics. I always have a change of seasobs on our tables. Enjoy decorating with quilt toppers.

    —Catherine Stiele on January 11, 2017
  • I have made quiet a few table toppers but right now I need to make about 6 table runners 🙂 These are lovely and inspiring. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Loris Mills on January 11, 2017
  • Wow! What a tough choice. I have places in my home where each are great. Right now I am doing more table runners using leftover batting from all those large quilts I finished for Christmas. There are lots of perfect patterns in this book.

    —DunlapQuilter on January 11, 2017
  • I LOVE them both. I always have one or the other on my kitchen table. I really like that the book has such a wide variety of both.

    —Cyndi on January 11, 2017
  • I love to make tablerunners but table toppers are nice also. I seem to be making tablerunners more though. Thanks for offering this book in a giveaway.

    —Bonnie Thiem on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite is toppers. I don’t have a long rectangular table. My main table is round. Toppers usually fit on the round table or I adjust the pattern to be round instead of square. Love the variety of patterns this book includes.

    —pamela green on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, but I use the toppers the most. I think they display better on the furniture that I have. I also use them very often for wall hangings, just to "cozy" up an area in my home.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Debbie on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite! I love the Outback Sunset with its bold colors.

    —Beth DuBord on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite. Love the designs in your Big Book of Table Toppers.

    —Meo on January 11, 2017
  • I love both runners and toppers. Both don’t take too much time to make.

    —Marthese on January 11, 2017
  • I’ve always leaned toward runners but in your preview pictures see so many display options now for toppers. This book has as many good patterns as well as display ideas. Thanks to Martindale and the various contributors for a great book!

    —Marianne on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make both. I like to sew them because I don’t get to sew a lot. Love quick easy to complete projects.

    —Betty Gracie on January 11, 2017
  • RUNNNERS!!!!

    —jackie norwood on January 11, 2017
  • Definitely runners….. they make great gifts..

    —Karen in Texas on January 11, 2017
  • Topper

    —Susan Green on January 11, 2017
  • I love toppers and runners. So versatile.

    —Virginia Over on January 11, 2017
  • Oh, what a wonderful anthology you’ve compiled!
    I use table runners as the basis for placemats. Our cherry dining table (circa 1870) is too small for runners. We don’t have other tables the right size for toppers . . . but a funny story: I have a vintage embroidered piece–the edges were never finished and the blue-ink catalog info is on the margin–saying it is a "radio scarf." If dresser scarves went on dressers than radio scarves went on radios back in the 1930’s!

    Nann on January 11, 2017
  • How can I pick a preference? I love them both. My DH calls me the table runner queen because I love making and using them! (They are all runners to him if they aren’t big enough to sleep under.)

    —MichelleJ on January 11, 2017
  • I LOVE table toppers. I use them on my table, island, small table in my foyer and hope to use them in more spaces throughout my home! Thanks for the chance to win this INCREDIBLE book!!!!!

    Linda Pawlak on January 11, 2017
  • I love both runners and toppers. They are quick to do unlike a bed quilt so I can make that many more!!! Thank you for the chance to win this delightful book.

    Carolyn on January 11, 2017
  • I do truly love both. I put them everywhere, but runners would be my favorite.. I put them on tables, on my kitchen bar top, even on shelves. And the bonus is–you can avoid as much dusting!!

    —Cathy M on January 11, 2017
  • Actually, both runners and table toppers. The ones pictured are lovely. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Janey Cook on January 11, 2017
  • I love this book. All those great ideas and wonderful colour combinations in one place. I would make everyone of them! thanks for the great offer

    —Yvonne on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners look best on my long table.

    —Pat on January 11, 2017
  • Use both myself, but have several relatives with round tables. So I’m always keeping my eye out for interesting octagon patterns for them. Eagerly looking forward to this book!

    —Cathy on January 11, 2017
  • Totally love this new book! I see many beautiful runners that would look fabulous on my table, so my vote is for runners.

    —Mary B on January 11, 2017
  • Runners. My daughter just moved and I’ve made her several for her new large table. Great way to use up those small sections of batting also. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great e-book

    —Shirley on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers for me. I have a round table.

    —Michele on January 11, 2017
  • I make more toppers than runners, but really love both looks! I like the suggestions about where to display runners – they really aren’t just for tables anymore!!

    —Darlene B on January 11, 2017
  • I think I prefer runners to toppers – it’s he old rectangular versus square thing, you know? I also like to use runners as "banners" on my themed Ackfeld hangers. The square toppers I make are usually too big for any of my hangers. Thanks for this opportunity!

    Peggy on January 11, 2017
  • I love the summer picnic!

    —Robin F on January 11, 2017
  • Both, why choose just one. I have and use toppers and runners. I love making them too! You get to try out a design and see the end of the tunnel from the start, lots of fun and no stress.

    —Susan on January 11, 2017
  • Table Runners

    —Kaye Walker on January 11, 2017
  • The sample patterns look great! I like to make both table toppers & runners. Always looking for an interesting
    Pattern!

    —Nancy Jo Marsden on January 11, 2017
  • Wow…many beautiful table toppers…and all could be use seen and used everyday!
    All patterns would be a great way to use up your stash and/or scraps! Love every pattern!

    —MK on January 11, 2017
  • Love them both but have probably made more runners than toppers. Of course that could change at any given moment. Love the opportunity to win this beautiful book!

    —Audrey on January 11, 2017
  • I love table runners. They are fun to make and all me to try new patterns without investing lots of time.

    —Louise King on January 11, 2017
  • I like the topper on the cover of the book, but would make several other toppers for friends and family. As today is my birthday winning a copy of the book would be just grand. thank your firm for the offer of the book.

    —Myrna Pacey on January 11, 2017
  • I love both runners & toppers and have them for all seasons amd make them for gifts also.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific book!

    —Sherry Neff on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners. If I plan carefully, I can use them an a variety of tables in my home regardless of length an d width. This book looks to have a lot of variety in style, shape, technique.

    —Camille on January 11, 2017
  • Definitely toppers. I can use them on the kitchen table, round or square, and on end tables or over the couch back. I have one over the hole in the spare bedroom door that happened when one of the boys lost their temper!

    —Kathy O on January 11, 2017
  • I don’t do many of either but I prefer the runner!

    —Vicky on January 11, 2017
  • I think table runners. At least I have more runners than toppers.

    —Cindy Fraher on January 11, 2017
  • I have them both and I enjoy giving both as gifts so I would really enjoy winning this book! Thank you

    —Debbie on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners to dress up our rarely used table in the formal dining room.

    Carolyn on January 11, 2017
  • I love table toppers. It is so easy to change the feel of a room just by changing them out. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    —Kathy Thomas on January 11, 2017
  • It’s funny that you ask, "toppers or runners?". I always thought they were one in the same. But I guess I am wrong. So are toppers for tables? Then are runners for beds? Either way I like them both! I love how they are quick to make and fun too! I could make one a week for a full year plus an extra for fun! How great would that be!! Yes! I would love to win this book!!

    —Karen DH on January 11, 2017
  • Both are easy ways to try a new block/pattern. If I like it, I can always transfer the pattern into a full size quilt!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Cynthia on January 11, 2017
  • This book would be a blessing. Whenever I feel depressed,I run to the sewing room for a quick fix. Projdcts that take a short amount of time.
    Table toppers and runners are a quick fix for lots of problems
    Best pill in the world.

    —Barbara Powers on January 11, 2017
  • Wow great table toppers and runners. Looks like there are so many patterns I’d enjoy sewing.

    —Doris Cardno on January 11, 2017
  • I keep a runner on my table all the time, but have made a topper for a guild challenge.

    —Jane on January 11, 2017
  • Love to make table toppers for gifts. Something I can do quickly and so I would love to win a new book for inspiration.

    —Sylvia Lutz on January 11, 2017
  • Runners! I don’t have a table big enough for one but I will someday lol! Thanks for the chance.

    —Jessica F on January 11, 2017
  • There are so many good designs in this book, I can’t wait to use one for my dining room table.

    —Lucy on January 11, 2017
  • Mostly runners because I can use them on the dining room table, on the coffee table, or across a corner hutch. Yesterday I took one to work for a birthday celebration. I love the variety in this book (most of the one’s I’ve made are simple and I need a challenge)

    Connie Fields on January 11, 2017
  • What a wonderful book! My mind just starts turning we
    Hen I see all these wonderful patterns. I would be starting on those projects right away. Please send It this way so I can have weeks of fun things to work on. Everything in it is fantastic, the book would be a treasure! Thanks for putting such a book out!

    Holly Burpee on January 11, 2017
  • I forgot to mention in my first comment that I meant table toppers. I like Summer Picnic

    —Lucy on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both, I give them as gifts, depending on the individuals living arrangements,amount of space and the specific celebration. Both are usually fast and fun and great stash busters! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Carolyn Van Petten on January 11, 2017
  • I make both. Would make several out of this book. Couldn’t make a favorite.

    —Judy M on January 11, 2017
  • When I make toppers, they are for the children. For me, it’s runners!

    —Shelor on January 11, 2017
  • I love both!

    —Janie on January 11, 2017
  • Love both, always a need for toppers and runners. They can be made the size they are or even be turned into lap quilts or made smaller, also into Great Wall hangings. The sky is the light mit either way!

    Holly Burpee on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners. So much fun to make and decorate with. My favorites incorporate applique.

    —Sandra Weiss on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners because they are quick and give such satisfaction when finished and you can go on to making the next. This book would be such an inspiration to use up my stash.

    —Marilyn Garcia on January 11, 2017
  • Sew many choices from this wonderful book. You can make toppers or runners work either way by enlarging or reducing the pattern to fit your need!!! Love Pie Birds and Charming Star to name a couple! This is an awesome book!!! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carmen

    —Carmen Montmarquet on January 11, 2017
  • I make and use table runners mostly. The book looks like a great resource for making more!

    —Susan Stanton on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners as they are faster and make great hostess gifts.

    —Cindy on January 11, 2017
  • Runners…although some of these would make wonderful small quilts too if expanded. I especially like the one by Judy Hooworth!

    Wendy on January 11, 2017
  • Depends on what I’m looking for. I love table toppers on my round kitchen table, and I love oversize runners (and so do my cats!) at the foot of my bed.

    —Susan Reeder on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers, but I have made runners too. Great small projects, and as gifts. Thanks for the chance.

    —amy f on January 11, 2017
  • I like the runners…the selections in this book looks like they would satisfy any style. Look forward to making gifts for friends with different design styles.

    —Shelby Harvey on January 11, 2017
  • Kim Diehl is a long time fav and never disappoints

    —Sandy Belt on January 11, 2017
  • I like both but my preference is runners. I would love this book as I am always making runners for gifts as well as for myself.

    —Mary-Betty Sylvia on January 11, 2017
  • Love so many! The Outback Sunset is stunning!

    —Sally Ann on January 11, 2017
  • What a beautiful book. I love both toppers and runners but have a slight preference for the runners. Just seeing the pictures has my mind in a whirl. I would love to have this book!!!

    —Judy Hawkins on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers! I have small kids at home and runners tend to run off the table.

    —Cathy on January 11, 2017
  • I had put out many toppers this Christmas and really liked the look. So I would say toppers are my favorite right now.

    —Kathy h on January 11, 2017
  • This looks like a great collection. Can’t wait to get this book and get sewing!

    —Nancy Z on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite and there are some beautiful ones in this book!

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers add so much personality to a table. Table toppers for all occasions make time spent around the table extra special.

    —Diane Gilbert on January 11, 2017
  • I love them all

    —Shelia Lafferty on January 11, 2017
  • Love a good table runner! Makes the table setting look finished and easy to store.

    —Joan K on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite. They are fast & easy & great for gifts!

    —Claire on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners. I am especially interested in the narrow ones to go on my table behind my couch.

    —Terri U on January 11, 2017
  • Not fair to be asked whether you like runners or toppers.
    I like them both!

    —Hedda Boon on January 11, 2017
  • I love both and use both equally. I used three table runners at Christmas time on my coffee table and they looked wonderful together crisscrossed on top of the table with the decorations.
    They are both usually fast to make which makes it rewarding as you have something to show for. They also make great presents.
    The book looks very interesting and would love to win the ebook. I saw a few I would love to make already!
    Thank you very much.

    Ana on January 11, 2017
  • Love, love, love it! What an awesome collection of projects in such a wide variety of colors, fabrics, and techniques. My mouth is watering and the fingers are itching to sample these beauties!

    —Betty Meyer on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners. They would also look nice as decoration at the foot of a bed.

    —Nancy Norris on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners best!

    —Kathy on January 11, 2017
  • They are all so beautiful! I have to say that I prefer toppers over runners.

    —Theresa Sheldon on January 11, 2017
  • I make LOTS of table runners. They’re usually quick & easy & small enough that I can quilt them myself. I make them for the different seasons &/or to match certain decor. I would LOVE to have this new book. Table runners are MY thing! 🙂

    —Jan B on January 11, 2017
  • Love, love, love the runners!!!

    Laurie Hackett on January 11, 2017
  • I can’t, I just can’t do it. What is not to like with both toppers and runners, they both go on top of something and are so neat and colorful and eye-pleasing. Please do NOT make me choose. I would cherish this inspirational book for my very own.

    Donna on January 11, 2017
  • I love both Table Runners and Table Topper. I actually use them around the house to decorate for different holidays. Makes a nice addition to the back of the couch, love seat, rocking chair or to hang on the wall. Thank you for choosing this for a give away book.

    —Joanie Jordan on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers! Both also make great gifts.

    —Christine Mevissen on January 11, 2017
  • I love table toppers. I have a nice table just perfect for them. I love runners for my mantle. Both are beautiful. Would love to win this wonderful book.

    —Lin H on January 11, 2017
  • I never made a distinction between the two, so I choose runners. I have a long dining table that seats six, so changing it up each season is what I enjoy!

    —DanyseF on January 11, 2017
  • Love them both! Depends on what fabrics work best.

    —Carol Herriot on January 11, 2017
  • I love both… So versatile to decorate with. Thanks for a chance.

    —Marsha on January 11, 2017
  • I would love this book! You can never have enough table toppers!

    —Susan Stein on January 11, 2017
  • TOPPERS! They are so versatile. Even though I love making both toppers and runners I use toppers for more things and they go on every size table I have and my dresser and my desk and my counters and the list goes on and on and on.

    —Janet Brown on January 11, 2017
  • I like both. I love how they make every surface cozy and lend some quick seasonal decor.

    —Angela on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, depending on where I think I might use it!

    —Pat on January 11, 2017
  • I love making table runners; I can try more techniques and patterns in the same amount of time it would take me to make a quilt! I make more runners than toppers because they just seem to fit more surfaces in my house than toppers do. This looks like an amazing book and I would love to win it! Thanks!

    —Dottie Macomber on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, but use runners more frequently!

    —Terry on January 11, 2017
  • I like table toppers because my small table doesn’t have to be a certain length for a runner.

    —Debbie Eide on January 11, 2017
  • I enjoy making table runners, mainly because I never seem to be able to find the correct sizes and colors for my tables. I have a jelly roll I’ve been waiting to use until I find the right pattern, so I’m always looking for new ideas. I have yet to make a table topper, but it’s on my list for a future project.

    —Kim Newberg on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but I make and use a lot of table runners!

    Jeannine on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both, love how runners can dress up a table for all occasions. Would love to win this book full of inspiration!

    —Beth Andrepont on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners are my favorite!

    —Debra Reber on January 11, 2017
  • I love tabletoppers. There are many in the book that I would make. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Trudy Keller on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners and always have one on my table. It just makes it look so much more inviting. This book has a lot of great runners.

    —Virginia in AK on January 11, 2017
  • I’m new to the world of small… I’ve always done twin, double, Queen quilts…but now I see the beauty of working smaller, mainly….less UFOS! Toppers, runners, wall quilts, smells…I love them all.

    —Carol Eberhardt on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners–they are so fun to make!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on January 11, 2017
  • Runners because you can do so much with them

    —Kathy Luehrs on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers cover a multitude of imperfections and OH what glorious colors!!

    —Kathy on January 11, 2017
  • Ah…smalls, not smells…unless it’s the smell of "fresh cotton!" Oops…

    —Carol Eberhardt on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners. I’ve made more for gifts than I have for myself, because they are so quick. Everyone seems to love them. They really put the finishing touches on a kitchen table.

    —Terry on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers on my round table & runners on my rectangular table.

    —Amy Cofer on January 11, 2017
  • I make both, it depends on the shape of the table.

    —MoeWest on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners, as I have a long farm table. This book looks very inspiring and would give me the kick I need to make a new runner.:)

    —Denise D. on January 11, 2017
  • Wow I would use this over and over again. Perfect projects for my new years plans for our club and family gifts. Hope to be the lucky winner.

    —Tanya on January 11, 2017
  • I like the runner, if I have to chose. This book has so many different styles – to fit any decors. Small projects are a great idea to try new techniques.

    —Mary on January 11, 2017
  • Oh, my, do I have to choose? I love ’em all, toppers and runners!
    This book looks fabulous! So inspiring!

    Snoodles on January 11, 2017
  • Too hard to choose! Love them all. I use toppers for candle mats, doll quilts and all kinds of interesting places! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great book. Thank you, Linda S, Pewaukee, WI

    —Linda on January 11, 2017
  • Gosh another stellar grouping of ideas to make and use or gift. The selections shown are nice.

    I never thought about it but I would say 90% of table type quilting for me is runners. Never much for smaller pieces except for gifts or exchanging through group projects.

    Thanks for showing us another new publication and for offering a chance to win a copy!

    Jane Modjeski

    —MJ Modjeski on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers or Runners…Toppers or Runners…I like both. Actually, I like everything about quilting!

    Gail G on January 11, 2017
  • So many wonderful little quilt patterns in this book! what not to Love!

    —Linda Tucker on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers! They are perfect for my small table.

    —Joanna on January 11, 2017
  • I find I have more use for table runners. From the few that you have shown in this article, I can see there are many to choose from.
    quiltschon@att.net

    —Carol Schon on January 11, 2017
  • Both. I make them especially as gifts.

    —Joanna on January 11, 2017
  • love tablecovers–like mini quilts

    —valerie csmith on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners. I can use more patterns, more colours, I have more space to do something special.

    —Camillo on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are my favorite!

    —Pam on January 11, 2017
  • TOPPERS ARE MY FAVORITE! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    —LINDA on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer the runners. Love how they look.

    —Leah on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, because they are easily completed in a short time and are so versatile. You can use them anywhere – hang on your front door with magnetic curtain rods – use them as valances and wall hangings. Love the whole idea. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year!

    —Elaine Sweitzer on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers are my favorite but runners are fun too! Thanks so much for the book giveaway. I can’t wait to look through a copy. The pictures are so inspiring!

    —Sally Keathley on January 11, 2017
  • What a great collection of patterns! I love this book. My charity sewing group makes runners and toppers to sell at craft fair to help purchase fabric and supplies for our charity sewing projects.

    —Freda on January 11, 2017
  • I love both!!! Looks like a great book!!!

    —Jeannie Simon on January 11, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners! It depends on the table for which you are thinking of making one. A topper could also be used as a wall hanging.

    —Diana Salmon on January 11, 2017
  • I like both and have several of each. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Big Book of Table Toppers!

    —Deb G. in VA on January 11, 2017
  • They’re all so pretty; I wouldn’t want to choose.

    —Robin Smith on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my go-to because of the beautiful antique dining table we have. However, I love toppers – because of the limitless shapes available, so much is possible. And the unique shapes of toppers lend themselves to interesting placements around the home… and my office 🙂

    —Christine S on January 11, 2017
  • Runners would be my preference.

    —Suzanne on January 11, 2017
  • Both, but I have more runners. What a gorgeous book! Fun fun.

    —Sharon on January 11, 2017
  • If I had to choose between the two, it would be runners. But I see many of these designs could be perfect for placemats, which I use much more often. Or adjust the measurements and make a baby quilt. The sky is the limit!

    —Carol on January 11, 2017
  • Most that I’ve made have been runners so trying out some toppers to round out the mix would be fun! Love that you have the books available for download after purchase — a very convenient option to keep working on a project when my hard copy goes out on loan to my mom 🙂 Thanks!

    —Leslie Druffel on January 11, 2017
  • I love to make both!!!

    —Linda Ronczka on January 11, 2017
  • I like both but use Table Toppers more – love changing things up for a fresh change.

    —Martha Morgan on January 11, 2017
  • I love making tablerunners and I’m always looking for new ideas! This book would be great to own!😊

    —Julie Thron on January 11, 2017
  • I like the toppers. They just appeal to me and I think they are more versatile for decorating. They are all so beautiful.

    —Janet Fletcher on January 11, 2017
  • I consider patterns for toppers and runners interchangeable and I love them both. They allow me to audit fabric combinations that I might not try on a large project. A room can take on a totally different look with a bright runner on the table. I tend to "make the pattern mine" by adding a bit of applique to the piece.

    I would consider myself very fortunate to win this wonderful book.

    —Barbara Pryga on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners best … they can be used in all sorts of ways and patterns can usually be adjusted for size. AND they can be completed quickly for a last minute gift that is much admired!

    —Eileen on January 11, 2017
  • I love table runners – so many great ones in this book!

    —Wendy on January 11, 2017
  • I have also thought that toppers and runners when combined with the word "table" meant the same thing. I do tend to think of runners as rectangles only whereas topper is more shape inclusive. But it is total semantics. They are all wonderful in design and color. Bring them on!

    —Sharon K on January 11, 2017
  • I’ve made toppers but never a runner and now that I have a large table I’d love to make a runner for it. Maybe one for every season.

    —April Lopez on January 11, 2017
  • I need to try making table runners so I can practice quilting them.

    —Kim on January 11, 2017
  • I love both. I have tables that need runners because they are long and skinny and I have tables that need toppers because of their shape. I love the book, so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for a chance to win!

    —Marsha Burwash on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers!

    —Renee on January 11, 2017
  • When guests come over you always end up around your table. What a great way to show off your quilting skills with a different runner every week of the year. I’m sure not only would you get wonderful comments but they would also want to know how to get one. This book may be one of the best books on quilting in a very long time. Table runners are in style from the baby boomers all the way to millenniums.

    Sylvia Ledbetter on January 11, 2017
  • Love table runners. I’m new to quilting so I need all the help I can get!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Pamela Cummins on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners . It’s a happy point in the kitchen you walk by it you sit by it you admire it all day long.
    It is the best little quilt project to make!

    —Demetria on January 11, 2017
  • I love to do runners. A lot of times you can add blocks to make them as long as you want depending on the size of the table.

    —Sheryl Phipps on January 11, 2017
  • I’m not sure the difference between toppers and runners – shape? I use both square (toppers?) and rectangles (runners?).
    This books like such a great resource .
    I’d love to win it!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    —Diantha Howard on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners the best. They’re great for decorating for different seasons and holidays.

    —Jodie S on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers or runners? Both. I have counter space for my runners and love to angle toppers on my table. Runners and Toppers are my favorite things to make. Quick and gratifying; much less beautiful to look at each and every day.

    —JaniceCarole on January 11, 2017
  • WOW! What a beautiful book, a certain way to use up my stash. We have a fund raiser every year in the summer as we try to reach our goal of constructing a new building for our small rural library. The event includes a silent auction. There are several table runners which would be so appropriate for this year’s auction.

    —Katherine K Morvay on January 11, 2017
  • This is just the book that I have been looking for. I have just moved into a new home and am looking for a new look for my new dining room. Thank you

    —Libby Ballard on January 11, 2017
  • I enjoy making table runners, the possibilities are endless, with beautiful collections and seasonal fabrics there is no excuse to have one made for every holiday and all those regular days in between

    —Jody Hogan on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners because you don’t have to move them aside for people to eat at your table. You can make matching placemats and use them with your runners. But really, I like anything quilted, no matter the size.

    Lisa on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners. The Big Book of Table Toppers has some awesome patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa J. on January 11, 2017
  • I like both runners and toppers especially since either could also be displayed on a wall.

    —CINDY on January 11, 2017
  • I love both runners and toppers. This book would be helpful as inspiration for making placemats for donation to our local Meals on Wheels program that my local guild participates in. In 2016 we made and donated 100 placemats.

    —Gayle Shumaker on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but between the two I’d have to say toppers. :o)

    —Cheryl R. on January 11, 2017
  • There are many nice table runner patterns.

    Thank you for the chance to win the book. I would make my next table runner from one of these beautiful patterns

    —Lora on January 11, 2017
  • Runners, definitely! I have a large family and a long table that needs decoration.

    —Robin May on January 11, 2017
  • I love the runners best. They take it ti greater lengths-so to say. There are so many beautiful patterns that I want to make them all. These would be a great stash buster.I need to do some busting. Scrap quilts are my favorite and these would be a great addition to my home and my friend’s homes as gifts.

    —Sara Bates on January 11, 2017
  • Mis favoritos son los acolchados aunque soy una novata en acolchar. Por eso me gustan mucho los edredones pequeños, hay menos tela que acolchar y me voy acostumbrando. El libro es precioso.

    Translation: My Favorites are the pads even though I’m a rookie in quilting. That is why I really like quilts, there’s less fabric to quilting and I’m getting used. The book is beautiful.

    —Margarita on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners, so excited for the patterns! Thanks for the give away.

    —Heleny25 on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers because they are so versatile — on a table, wrapping a baby doll, on a wall…. Thanks for telling us about this book and offering the giveaway.

    Nancy on January 11, 2017
  • I like both! I have mostly runners but would love the opportunity to win this book to make more toppers!

    —Kate on January 11, 2017
  • Runners all the way down my tables and hutch!!! Oh, when I saw the runner Pie Birds, I think my heart skipped a beat. I’d be making that one first!

    —Kathy E. on January 11, 2017
  • The table toppers are just beautiful. The block and colors so unique. It amazes me how many different blocks/patterns designers come up with. so unique. Carol on January11,2017

    —Carol on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers or runners? Love them both! This looks like an inspiring book.

    —Sandy on January 11, 2017
  • You just can’t have too many runners (or tables for that matter). I love making runners, I can even quilt them myself.

    —Kris on January 11, 2017
  • I love that book !! So many ideas – so much variation in the patterns!
    I want it so badly -I can almost taste it ! I love making runners- have
    what I consider my fave in progress now – just need to quilt and bind. I am also making a table topper for a small table that is crying for something. That is one of my faults – too many projects in the works at once!

    —Nancy C on January 11, 2017
  • I enjoy both toppers and runners. Both are smaller projects, but hold a punch of color and creativity.

    —Marilynn on January 11, 2017
  • I really enjoy making table runners.

    —Susan Elsing on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite – they fit any size/shape table.

    —Carol Gearey on January 11, 2017
  • I love the diversity of the patterns in this book, some easy, some complicated, but all are beautiful. The hardest decision would be which one to make first. My new years resolution is to finish all my UFO’s and only make "smaller" projects for this year that I can quilt. This book would give me the projects and I would have a head start on my gifts for the year.

    —Brenda S on January 11, 2017
  • I love both and have a need for both. I give both as gifts depending on the needs of the receiver. I also find many places in my home for both.

    —Charlotte Divers on January 11, 2017
  • My "want to do" list top item is making table runners!

    —Lenore Godnight on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers. I no longer have a dining room table, though I can always make runners for family members. There are many gorgeous projects in this book!

    —Jane on January 11, 2017
  • I love them all but the first one I will make will be Outback Sunset. Favorite quilting projects are table toppers and runners. They make great gifts! Hoping to win!

    —Rexetta on January 11, 2017
  • Love, Love, Love table toppers! This looks like a fabulous book!

    —Peggy Thoreson on January 11, 2017
  • Wow, this looks like an incredible book!! I love table runners, have made several this past year.

    —Rose on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners because my mother has a long dining table, so it needs a long table runner!

    —Summer on January 11, 2017
  • I think my preference is the runner. Most of the people I would make these for have oval or rectangle tables and the runners would work great for coffee tables and/or buffets. They could also be enlarged for the end of beds.

    —Cindy F on January 11, 2017
  • Love toppers and tablerunners. Quick to make and fun to use.

    —Andrea on January 11, 2017
  • I love both and enjoy making both. They are quick and a great way to try out new designs and color combinations without committing to a whole large quilt. They are also perfect for home décor, on the table or sideboard, draped over the back of a chair or hanging on the wall for a pop of color. So easy to change the whole look of a room! They are both my very favorite things to make.

    Shelley Needham on January 11, 2017
  • I love doing runners, it’s a fast and fun project for gifts. This year I am making a runner a month for my husbands daughter last year I did one a month for my sister. Sew much fun!

    —Susan on January 11, 2017
  • Both are great and a wonderful change from wrestling with a large quilt under a domestic machine. Allowing more time to embellsh with your own style.

    —Carol on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners. They are short so our family
    Does not spill while eating ( we are all spellers)

    —Judy Sutton on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners, but would like to make some toppers, too.

    —Cindy Weeks on January 11, 2017
  • I love table runners. They make the best gifts.

    —ELIZABETHAaCOVENO on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers work best as my table is 48″ round. When I use the leaves, runners are the thing. Then I may use two runners that cross in the center of the table. Beautiful photos.

    —Kathy Schwartz on January 11, 2017
  • I think runners are my fav 🙂 It would be lovely to win this book I have been eyeing for so Long but if I don’t this is going in my birthday wishlist 🙂

    —Giulia on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, but the one thing that gives the table runner more credibility -> you can turn it sideways across a table and then you have "placemats" for two. Therefore – it’s table runners I keep on hand as the emergency gift.

    Jean

    —Jean on January 11, 2017
  • I really like the table runner size since they fit on either my kitchen table or my dining room table. Love the ones you have shown done by Kim Diehl!!

    —Vicki Sprain on January 11, 2017
  • Runners

    —Ellen ferone on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners–very versatile!!

    —Ginny Stokes on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite is toppers but love making both. They are quick gifts for friends easy to complete

    —Sandy Hayes on January 11, 2017
  • I guess I lean more toward runners but there are several toppers that could change my mind!

    —Jean on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners. In my house they are just right for hanging on the wall.

    —Louise Warren on January 11, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners but toppers seem to be used more in my home.

    —Kalen Hahn on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners the best.

    —Sharon on January 11, 2017
  • Outback Sunset by Judy Hooworth is my favorite. I also like Pie Birds by Kim Diehl. You have shown some really nice toppers in this blog. Can’t wait to see all the others that are in the book!

    —Janet T on January 11, 2017
  • My quilting friends all call me the "Table Runner Queen" so I apparently make way more than most humans, LOL! Would absolutely LOVE to win this book!!

    Susan Mulvihill on January 11, 2017
  • Runners (and coordinating placemats)

    —Julie on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, but I’m downsizing from a large rectangular table to a round table, I think I’ll be making more toppers 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite

    —Lynnette Lamance on January 11, 2017
  • I love both table toppers and runners!

    —Jan Marshall on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both, but especially toppers that can double as small wall hangings.

    —Diana Steverson on January 11, 2017
  • To be honest I make them for both. If I make something for the sofa table and there’s enough fabric, I will make some table toppers also. Love this book.

    —Rita S on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite are runners. It makes my table " rich" !

    —Ine Sweere on January 11, 2017
  • Table tops or runners? Both! I would cover all my surfaces and then gift like crazy. My poor friends and family. But I do t think they would actually complain!

    —Donna Hooton on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are my favorite. Looks like a great book!

    —Anita on January 11, 2017
  • I really like table runners. No, I like table toppers. Wait! I love them both!!

    —Linda Taylor on January 11, 2017
  • I think I’d go with runners, u have 4 places to put them!

    —Danielle on January 11, 2017
  • I like them all but I really like the fall colored one with the stars. I like making ones for all the seasons.

    Phyllis Kelso on January 11, 2017
  • I like both and of course each has its specific purpose but I find I am drawn more to table runners. After seeing how the toppers can be used and displayed gets me planning a few toppers. This book would be a great inspiration. Thanks

    —Lynn Darcy on January 11, 2017
  • I love them all. Runners are just the right size project for me as I live in a motorhome and don’t really have much space to quilt.

    —Susan Robinson on January 11, 2017
  • Runners fit the furniture in our house that need protection and color.

    —Sally on January 11, 2017
  • I like making both. They make great gifts for friends and family for just about any special occasion and are a wonderful way to personalize hostess gifts. And making runners and table toppers allows me to hone my free motion skills and creativity.

    —Sandy Cline on January 11, 2017
  • I use mostly runners on my rectangular tables. I like a topper for some places though. And I love to give runners as gifts — quick and fun to make, and most everyone can use them.

    —Lisa Marie on January 11, 2017
  • Love runners, Also like using the patterns to make lap quilts. Every pattern shown from book is a winner!

    —Beth on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers for me, but I love both! Such a fun decorating accessory.

    —Deanna Akeson on January 11, 2017
  • I like both.

    —Judy on January 11, 2017
  • I love to make table runners or place mats, they are great for gifts, fast to make and adorable. They look difficult but actually come together quite easily.

    —Karen on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners, bold and colorful, to brighten up your room.

    —MarianneCarree on January 11, 2017
  • OMG, we have to pick one. Table tops or runners. They are both great. This book is just what my scrap pile has been crying for.

    kathy on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but I have more runners!!!

    —Ali on January 11, 2017
  • I love Pie Birds by Kim Diehl.

    —Pam Kosirog on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite, especially those that can be adapted to use on beds.

    Janine W. on January 11, 2017
  • Depending on the occasion I alternate between table toppers and runners. I normally have a table runner on our kitchen table and a topper on the dining room table.

    —LaVonne on January 11, 2017
  • I had already decided that 2017 will be my year for smaller pieced and appliqué quilted projects. With the Big Book of Table Toppers I can indulge myself with so many different fantastic patterns, and have so many more finished projects. No more UFO’s for me!

    —Cathy D on January 11, 2017
  • Love both!! I have several tables that the
    runners would look great on!

    —Laura on January 11, 2017
  • I like tabletoppers and have made many for my Grandchildren. They love then.

    —Rosemary on January 11, 2017
  • It’s hard to choose but I’d say runners are my favorite as they can fit any table—or dresser, or bookshelf, or sofa, or end of bed,—so very versatile!

    —Linda M on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers or runners………I kind of think of them all in the same category!! So as far as a favorite…I want them all!! With this book I could set a goal for each week, and by the end of the year have a multitude of lovely Christmas gifts ready to present. I have my fingers crossed for this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Kristy on January 11, 2017
  • I’d make one for every month & then make a bunch for family & friends.

    —Sheryl Scott on January 11, 2017
  • Very appealing! I like small projects with big rewards.

    —Rosemary Worley on January 11, 2017
  • I love both they work up quickly so almost like instant results.

    —Dianne Greene on January 11, 2017
  • Bonjour, le quilt pour la table que je préfère est celui du début du message à droite avec le prix du livre mais ils sont tous beaux.
    Merci à votre équipe de nous faire découvrir toutes ces publications.
    Amicalement

    —Yakéné on January 11, 2017
  • I want that book!!! I recognize several Kim Diehl patterns and she is my favorite. I love making small things that I can FMQ on my own machine and table runners are perfect. I’m so excited to be in the running.

    —Judy Purcell on January 11, 2017
  • I love, love, love table runners! I enjoy making and giving them away!

    —Annette Guffy on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make both, but probably make more runners.

    —Jan Horn on January 11, 2017
  • I am a beginner quilter and table toppers and runners are my go to project. I love both and can already tell that this book has several projects that I would love to make!

    —Angelia L. on January 11, 2017
  • Both–how could you chose?

    —Kathy on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers! I have a round table and most toppers are a great size for walls.

    —Joy Meetis on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer table runners for myself because that is what mostly fits in my home, however it is fun to make toppers for others in the family that need the square size. They are great for wall hangings in either shape also, so really I guess I love them both : )

    —Sharilyn on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers as I and my daughter both have round tables.
    Love to make both. They finish fast. Who doesn’t like that?

    —Pauline on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite!

    —Cindy P on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    —Stephanie on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer table runners. I’ve made a number of them and they make great gifts. …and because of the size they are easy to machine quilt.

    —Patricia Burns on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both. I have a table that is 70″ square( not round) somfinding a tablecloth is impossible. I love making toppers and runners.

    —Judi on January 11, 2017
  • Both! I don’t use them on my table–easy, changeable wall decorations. Fast and easy.

    —Diana O on January 11, 2017
  • I use both but runners more frequently.

    Stacy on January 11, 2017
  • The yo-yos making the trellis is my favorite! With appliqued flowers and vines around the border! How adorable!!

    —Peggy on January 11, 2017
  • My choice is runners. I would love to make more for our dining room table.

    —Julie in GA on January 11, 2017
  • I love both table toppers and table runners. I have a small space to sew and find doing these two things are fast and easy and very challenging as is a larger piece such as a quilt. I would be overwhelmed to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

    —Barbara Dolan on January 11, 2017
  • I LOVE rhubarb crisp! What an awesome book!!!

    —Annie Polson on January 11, 2017
  • I like the versatility of runners

    —Jenniffer Howling on January 11, 2017
  • Hard to choose and am looking forward to creating one so I will choose a table runner as my first project.

    —Carol on January 11, 2017
  • Love both.

    —Sheila Bales on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer table toppers. Thanks for the opportunity

    —Sandi Kelly on January 11, 2017
  • My favorites are runners as they are so versatile and can also be used for bed runners. This book provides some great ideas about how to use.

    —Regina Harris on January 11, 2017
  • I love the charming star. Oh and the picture of it in that setting is so cool. thank you

    —Rebecca H on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are my first choice.

    —Trudy Moye on January 11, 2017
  • I usually do toppers because my kitchen table is round. But I now have a sofa table for runners!

    —Judy on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite and love the xmas tree sample, so simple.

    —Janice Gillis on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite by far is "Outback Sunset". I love to put runners on my table. These can also be done into lap quilts.. Lovely

    —Dorothy Holt on January 11, 2017
  • Pick a favorite??? Are you crazy? Each one would be a favorite for a different day or different spot… thank you for the wonderful chance to win this amazing BIG BOOK!

    —Wendy Christian on January 11, 2017
  • I love both. depends on where I am putting it and whom I am giving it to.

    —Lori Smanski on January 11, 2017
  • Hmmmmm. I do enjoy both and I have made and kept both for myself. Have given both as gifts but I believe i would say toppers. Quicker to make and if you have young granddaughters, they make great quilters for their dollies.

    —Debbie Mahlberg on January 11, 2017
  • Both are great stash busters and provide almost instant gratification. What’s not to love about that!?!

    —Rhonda H on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but runners might be more versatile for me.

    —Gayle on January 11, 2017
  • Love them all, I like doing smaller projects. They take less space and less time.

    —Pat Terry on January 11, 2017
  • I like Table runners the best.

    —Joanne Wilson on January 11, 2017
  • I love both! I have a small round table at my vacation home – perfect for a topper. At home I have a longer table and this is the perfect spot for a runner. The best part about eIther is that they are quick (at least compared to a queen sized quilt) projects to make.

    —Linda Deis on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners since they are a bit more versatile.

    —Carolyn S on January 11, 2017
  • I like both.

    —Kathleen on January 11, 2017
  • Outback sunset looks colourful and cheery..matches my multicoloured fiesta dishes..

    —Linda isfeld on January 11, 2017
  • I actually like both as each has a place. I have a round table which is great for the toppers and at least 3 places to put runners. It is always great to have a smaller project that finishes quickly rather than always doing larger or larger bed quilts.

    —Diane M Hampton on January 11, 2017
  • I also like both table toppers and runners. If I had to select just one, I would do a table runner.

    —carol on January 11, 2017
  • I love Both! 💕

    —Maggie Bradshaw on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers

    —Debbie Pete on January 11, 2017
  • Hi.
    I absolutely love "Summer Picnic"! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

    —JENNIE STORCH on January 11, 2017
  • I love both. It all depends on the occasion, the company and the food. Or it could be the season, weather and loved ones? Sometines it depends on the table, lunch or afternoon tea. So many choices that this book seems to have it all covered.

    —Suzanne Elliott on January 11, 2017
  • I frequently make both. I would have to pick toppers as my favorite for their versatility. I often uses table toppers on the diagonal for a runner. the book looks like it has so many ways to use up my stash of Civil War fabrics.

    —Bettte C. on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers because, I love making both runners & toppers, but the toppers can be used for other things too. 🙂

    —Genevieve Caswell on January 11, 2017
  • Runners! Most tables tend to be more rectangular in shape.

    —TheQuiltedDog on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers- I have come to love both. I am now taking my runner patterns and alter them to be toppers. Looks like a great group of ideas.

    —Marian LeMay on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners. You can use them to brighten a coffee table, a dresser, or a couch back in addition to using them on your kitchen & dining room tables.

    —Anita on January 11, 2017
  • I love both! I think I could sit and study this book every day! Everything is absolutely beautiful! Inspirational!

    —Kathy Biciocchi on January 11, 2017
  • Runners!!!

    —Marya on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make both. They’re to much fun to make seasonaly.

    —Anne Werner on January 11, 2017
  • It is so hard to pick, but I’d say Pie birds by Kim Diehl. So many colors

    —Debby Thompson on January 11, 2017
  • Runners for the tables and toppers for the walls. What a great book!

    —Janice Stewart on January 11, 2017
  • I like the toppers best. You can adjust the amout of batting in them to make just a topper, or add another layer of batting to make hot pads for the centre of the table.

    —Shirley Houle on January 11, 2017
  • WOW! How can you just pick one favorite. I like the mini star.

    —Karol on January 11, 2017
  • Both! Runners and table toppers.

    —Karol on January 11, 2017
  • Both…runner and toppers

    —Karol Stants on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, and I want to start making more toppers and runners because they are easier to finish in a short period of time. They are also a good way to use up some of my stash!

    —Sue McKee on January 11, 2017
  • I am sorry, but I love both table toppers and runners!! I have made both and use both. Different shapes and sizes of table demand different approaches. The table will say "Put a runner on me!". I recognize a few of the table runners from Kim Diehl’s books. All of the featured toppers seem to be beautiful.

    Pam Fritz on January 11, 2017
  • I love tablerunner and the hominess they add to a room. I have made both. I love applique and wild and crazy colors and fabric patterns.

    —Patti Thomas on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners for all occasions.

    —Carol Miller on January 11, 2017
  • I like both because patterns have a way of lending themselves to other things as well.

    —Judith on January 11, 2017
  • I make both because I USE both. I love to change them for the seasons or holidays.

    —Lynne Marsh on January 11, 2017
  • Runners are my favorite! Beautiful big book!

    —Millie Rondon on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners, table toppers are the best. To me it’s instant gratification. Start sewing in the morning and on the table by dinner. You can’t have enough.

    —Shirley Smith on January 11, 2017
  • I love doing both table toppers and runners. Depends on the table and occasion. Lots of beautiful choices in this book.

    —Sandra Gregoire on January 11, 2017
  • Runners.

    —Liz F. on January 11, 2017
  • This book is just what I need. I make many more toppers, runners and placemats than full sized quilts.

    Think I have to say runners are my favorite because I can increase the length to make a bed runner.

    —Sandy on January 11, 2017
  • New and bright ideas, not over whelming, and will make wonderful gifts!

    —Denise on January 11, 2017
  • I like a topper

    —Barbara on January 11, 2017
  • Personally I like runner best.

    🙂 Linda

    —linda schiffer on January 11, 2017
  • My favourite are Toppers. Toppers can be any size or shape so I can be very creative when I’m planning one.

    —Linda Webster on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are my favorites.

    —Elizabeth Wilson on January 11, 2017
  • Love both! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

    —Bea on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners, and this book has so many beautiful ones! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

    —Mary Anne on January 11, 2017
  • Runners. I have a round table and with both sides down, it is about 12 inches

    —Linda Clark on January 11, 2017
  • Table toppers are an elegant way to set a table. I especially love to focus on a holiday or special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, etc. There are so many beautiful fabrics available and I have a hard time not investing even though I may not have an idea at the time of how to use. Something, like a table topper, will always come to mind later. They make great gifts. Love that there is now a book that covers it all.

    —Nancy Pruitt on January 11, 2017
  • What a treasure trove of patterns. They are awsome and I would love the new book.

    —Jean Greene on January 11, 2017
  • I’m a topper kind of chick.

    —Annette F. on January 11, 2017
  • Topper!

    —Cindy on January 11, 2017
  • Use both–love the chance for the giveaway! Thank you!

    —Elaine Davis on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners win out with me!

    —Helen Cassidy on January 11, 2017
  • I enjoy table toppers best. I like having several out.

    —Jackie Gross on January 11, 2017
  • Probably toppers. But a runner would be great on my large table if I ever clear my quilting junk off it. 😊

    —Marie on January 11, 2017
  • Maybe I’d actually finish a project !😂😂

    —Kim Wesley on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners for myself, but toppers are great for gifts for my friends. Both are fun to sew – and we always need new projects!

    —Margaret Fox on January 11, 2017
  • I love both!!! 💕

    —Michelle Cole on January 11, 2017
  • I love making both they are quick and easy and can add something new to your décor in record time. I would love this book TONS of good ideas!!!

    —cheryl on January 11, 2017
  • My first impulse is to say toppers, but I agree it depends on the table and circumstance. My favorite is a round topper I made for the round table in my breakfast nook.

    —janet g on January 11, 2017
  • I tend to do toppers more than runners, but have been enjoying watching a friend making runners as Christmas presents, so I might start making more of them. This book looks fabulous.

    —Shep on January 11, 2017
  • Love them both but I use my table runners more.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

    Anna brown on January 11, 2017
  • I like the look of table runners the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Becky on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners but toppers are equally fun and functional. I love the Pie Birds table runner!

    —Maryam Hassan on January 11, 2017
  • I love making both as they are the right sizes and I can get them finished! I love toppers with applique on them.

    Kathy Osterby on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, so many patterns & so few tables…….i think the runners would look great hung on the pegs on doors too! Thanks for the chance to win this book

    —suzanne on January 11, 2017
  • That’s a hard choice for me as I love both and have them on tables throughout my home. Thank you for the chance to win what looks like a wonderful book with different techniques to try.

    —Cathy E on January 11, 2017
  • Runners since I can use them on any size table.

    Cathy Cook on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, however, recently made a runner for the bottom of my bed to bring everything together…quilted bedspread, pillow cases, shams and throw pillow. Perfect!!

    —Kathie on January 11, 2017
  • We have a small house & not much wall space, so changing decor on doorways or tabletops is a great way to add color & variety in any holiday. A great idea gathering all these in one book.

    —Carol l on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners, for a very intriguing reason: We have a set of shelves, the side of which is the first thing you see when you come up the stairs to the formal living area. I use that vertical space to hang my table runners.

    —Nancy N on January 11, 2017
  • To-may-to, to-mah-to – Both are fun to make, look wonderful on the table and elsewhere? Love them both – and the book looks like a great addition to my quilting library!

    —Colleen on January 11, 2017
  • Love the versatility of table runners. Love how they can use up some of the many smaller pieces of fabric I have on hand. Just plain love making them. This book seems to fit all needs would love to have it.

    —Judy Gallman on January 11, 2017
  • I have used table toppers in the past, but am really interested in trying to make a topper for a nice change in decor.

    —Donna Goodnow on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners. I just love them!

    —Rosana S. C. Visintainer on January 11, 2017
  • I wouldn’t turn down either one, but runners suit me just fine.

    —Sandy May on January 11, 2017
  • I love all that are in the book. My favorite is Pie Birds.

    —Karen W on January 11, 2017
  • I can’t seem to stop making table runners! When we move I won’t even have a dining room any more, but I will find somewhere to put them! I really like the "Pie Birds" runner!

    —Chrys Morris on January 11, 2017
  • Preference is hard to determine because I use both! I use more table toppers and only one table runner, but I want to make more of each. This would be a great book to have!

    —Carol on January 11, 2017
  • I love both the table topper and table runners. I would love to make them for my table, maybe different seasons of the year.

    —beth on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers for larger tables and runners for skinny shelves or ledges or countertops. Thank you.

    —Diane Beavers on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite can be either a topper or a runner, but it must be made with a special someone in mind. Both make perfect gifts of useful art that can be customized for the recipient and cherished for years.

    —Maxine Pierson on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers work better for me since I have a round table. However, I really love the Charming Star runner. I’ve always wanted to make a pink and chocolate mini quilt. This one is just adorable. I’m sure there are many more awesome projects in this book.

    —Susan Madden on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, I would make them for family and friends for Xmas presents and birthdays.

    —Maria Maddison on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers or Runners…..a hard choice as I love both but if I had to pick one it would be the Runners. This Big Book has so many great quilts, I’m ready to start!

    —Janet on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, I would make them for family and friends for Xmas presents and birthdays. But also I like to change my wall hangings every now and then.

    —Maria Maddison on January 11, 2017
  • I like the Outback Sunset. It is so colorful.

    —Sharon Oman on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners altho I probably make more runners.

    —Jeanne on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners, altho I generally make more toppers. Thanks for this chance to win this great book!

    —Jeanne on January 11, 2017
  • It depends on the table. I love both! For a dining room table I prefer a table runner. If it is an end table or a round dining table I prefer toppers.

    —Linda Ahn on January 11, 2017
  • So many beautiful patterns in one book, I would love
    to be lucky enough to win this book !!!

    Arloene Morgan on January 11, 2017
  • I like both but have made more runners than toppers.

    —Cassy L. on January 11, 2017
  • They’re both fun and easy to change to decorate a room, but I think I like toppers better.

    —TaraA on January 11, 2017
  • I like both. The book looks great, thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

    —Deborah B. on January 11, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners. A lot depends on the table it will be used on.

    —Susan N. on January 11, 2017
  • Runners! Thanks!

    Kimberly Smith on January 11, 2017
  • Both! There’s a need for multiple sizes. Love them all. Thanks!

    —Lisa Timmer on January 11, 2017
  • If I have to choose, I would say "runners." They seem easier to display.

    —Margaret Dalmer on January 11, 2017
  • Love runners – so easy to drape and display on/over everything!

    —Janet on January 11, 2017
  • Have made table RUNNERS in the past. Table TOPPERS are a new idea, for which I can see a lot of promise. This book is a real gem.

    —Candy Gawne on January 11, 2017
  • Both are great. It depends on what I want to cover. Different shapes for different tables.

    —Karen A on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite little quilt is a table topper. I don’t think I have ever used a runner, because I always feel I need to supplement it with place mats. I like my whole table covered.

    —Pamela Zajicek on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners – but am not opposed to toppers. They can be a quick gift for someone special! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    —Debby E on January 11, 2017
  • My table is rectangular; so usually runners but depends on the pattern and how much I love it!

    —Carol Vickers on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners!

    —Marg on January 11, 2017
  • I use runners slightly more for long tables, but also counter tops, coffee tables etc.

    —Marlene S on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer runners, I think they complement my table shapes and are versatile to hang in narrow spaces.

    —Cathy on January 11, 2017
  • Do I have to pick? They are both fabulous. Thanks for the chance at winning this lovely book.

    —Joanne on January 11, 2017
  • I like both but probably find runners more useful in my house.

    —Jackie Trembley on January 11, 2017
  • I like table runners because they are perfect for my kitchen island.

    —Kit Flores on January 11, 2017
  • This book looks great and would make great gifts for anyone

    —Kathy Handford on January 11, 2017
  • I use both= depends on the item that needs to be covered. this book has such great ideas and styles to suit every decor – also toppers and runners are great scrap busters.

    carol on January 11, 2017
  • I like runners. There is always one on my table. The patterns look like a lot of fun sewing.

    Joyce on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are my favorite.

    —chris z on January 11, 2017
  • I use both, but I love table runners. I think that is because my Mother has always used table runners.

    Diana

    —Diana Flett on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but if I have to choose it will be runners as I can ‘show’ more of the pattern.

    Sandra on January 11, 2017
  • How can I choose? Toppers and runners each have appeal.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on January 11, 2017
  • I usually make and use table runners. They make great gifts for friends. Love the choices in the book!!!

    —Shirley Raley on January 11, 2017
  • Table topper

    —Donna on January 11, 2017
  • I love both! It would be hard to choose. I like making these for gifts. Love draping over the backs of chairs also. Have several for all seasons.

    Barb H. on January 11, 2017
  • It really depends on what I’m using it for, and the size of the table – all the designs displayed are beautiful, and I would love to have either (or both!) books.

    —Karen on January 11, 2017
  • I like the table runners, I like to decorate and protect the top of the furniture and tables, some for Christmas, Easter, and for each season, it is always a pleasure to multiply them to decorate all along of the year. But that does not prevent me to also love the tops 🙂

    —palmiero corinne on January 11, 2017
  • I love both…I’m fairly new to quilting (other than using squares or strips) I find that the toppers and runners are a perfect way to try new styles and get results much quicker, plus get more enjoyment! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Beth Schrack on January 11, 2017
  • I like both runners and toppers. I like doing small projects. So either kind of those patterns fit the bill.

    —Sharon B on January 11, 2017
  • I love both table toppers and runners- there is always a place that you can use either one and the variety of each makes the interchangeable throughout the year

    —Karen H on January 11, 2017
  • I’m more of a topper person, small quilts fit so many different places and sometimes smaller is better, bring them one and all. Kathy in colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers are great for a quick sense of accomplishment. They’re not only for horizontal surfaces, hang them on the wall!

    —Mary Jane on January 11, 2017
  • I really like the Country Star. I prefer Toppers as I have several antique tables that these work really well on. I try to do something seasonal with at least one of the tables. Toppers work really well for this. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win the book
    Jo Ann

    —Jo Ann Sedlak on January 11, 2017
  • Table runners allow the beautiful wood of my teak table to "border" it.

    —Elizabeth on January 11, 2017
  • I love the one in the last row, the middle one. Also, the octagon with pinwheels is a good one.

    —Debbie M on January 11, 2017
  • I refer table runners. Great book!

    —Judy Allen on January 11, 2017
  • I love to make runners. It’s the finishing touch any table needs. Loved the previews for the book. Great ideas

    —Chris on January 11, 2017
  • I would kill for this book. You can make them larger/smaller…..I love table toppers… thanks

    —Arden on January 11, 2017
  • OMG – would I LOVE to have this book! Making runners & toppers are one of my favorite items to make for quick gifts. Mine are on tables & hanging on walls as well, but they get USED!

    —Joy on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, I agree it depends on occasion!

    —Lorie B. on January 11, 2017
  • I really prefer both as I make them for gifts & for myself. It really depends on who I’m giving it to or what I will be using it for as to what kind I want to make. At any rate I think they all look great & would be fun to put together.

    —Barb Sanders on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, but actually prefer the toppers because they are usually a size that can be used on any size and/or shape table. Table toppers just seem more adaptable to me.

    —Colleen Gonzales on January 11, 2017
  • What a wonderful collection of patterns. I would find the table runners to be more adaptable, but in the right spot the table toppers are also striking.

    —B J Kinney on January 11, 2017
  • I have a 7′ dining room table and LOVE displaying runners down the middle of it!

    Gayle Burton on January 11, 2017
  • Oh my, all of these toppers & runners are beautiful! I have more runners than toppers but would love to make some of these beauties. Thank you for the chance to win!!!

    —Anne Zamora on January 11, 2017
  • love them both!

    —Pam on January 11, 2017
  • I prefer toppers.

    —Diane on January 11, 2017
  • Love, love, love table runners! I make a lot to give away and have some (need more) for myself. They are shorter projects that give a lot! No matter the season, reason, or holiday, they are fun to make.

    —Eileen Heinze on January 11, 2017
  • I personally would LOVE toppers! I think runners can get in the way of the dishes if you have a smaller table. I think toppers also draw the eye to center of the table and people take more notice of them!

    —Irma on January 11, 2017
  • I love toppers, you can "dress up" your table in side and outside! I love to eat out on the patio table and a topper covers it so nicely!

    —Tonya Davis on January 11, 2017
  • Summer PIcnic…Looks like fun and an easy pattern….plus the color is a favorite. Love the runners, almost all!!!

    —Gerri Watmough on January 11, 2017
  • Should have added Outback Sunset! Love how easy and vibrant it is!

    —Gerri Watmough on January 11, 2017
  • Hard to pick just one but from the pictures I would go with Rhubarb Crusp. Great ideas for how to use these little treasures!

    —Rebecca Marzsno on January 11, 2017
  • I love to do both, but personally prefer a runner!

    —Debbie Gowan on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both and from the pictures I know I would make many of them.

    —Elizabeth Dicrescenzo on January 11, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners. These would be perfect to practice quilting!

    —Vicki on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both but seem to use table runners more. Love the fact that they are both faster to finish than a full size quilt. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Vicki on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make toppers! So many great patterns in one book – I would love to win!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on January 11, 2017
  • Runners but toppers are great too .. wall, table, buffet or back of a chair or on the bed… love the patterns in the book no matter what you call them or where I might put them! Great job.

    —Tonie Peterson on January 11, 2017
  • It’s table runners for me!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on January 11, 2017
  • Oh my gosh…they are all beautiful, but I’m most fond of the table toppers!

    —Suzanne P on January 11, 2017
  • I love runners!!

    —Lee on January 11, 2017
  • I love toppers and runners both, projects that can be completed in a weekend. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    —Pam on January 11, 2017
  • It really depends on the table for me. Rectangular always gets a runner. Square or round gets a topper.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on January 11, 2017
  • My preference would be runners…but only because I’ve never made a topper. I’d certainly give one a try. That book looks great!

    —Rose D. on January 11, 2017
  • What a lovely collection of table toppers and runners. I use runners because they suit my table, but love toppers as well.

    —Sari S on January 11, 2017
  • I love both but probably use toppers more

    —apple blossom on January 11, 2017
  • If I don’t win this book, I will be purchasing it! Lots of ideas – just need more time.

    —Phyllis Hamrick on January 11, 2017
  • What wonderful inspiration in a wide variety of table toppers and runners. I prefer runners, but make both, so maybe I don’t have a preference. Especially since I have seen so many table topppers I would love to make. Thanks for the chance.

    —Patti on January 11, 2017
  • I love both, depending on the space available.

    —Judith Martinez on January 11, 2017
  • I love them both.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Tess Miller on January 11, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners. It just depends on the table. Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an awesome book.

    —Ursula Yeo on January 11, 2017
  • I like both…they make great gifts for friends and family and are so quick to make.

    —Rochelle Summers on January 11, 2017
  • Toppers

    —brenda stone on January 11, 2017
  • I love table toppers to change with the season for my round kitchen table, and table runners to use in place of placemats for dinner parties on the dining room table. Smaller runners look so nice on the piano bench, or bigger ones as bed runners. They are all such fun, quick projects! So many choices in your book!

    —Marg Sutherland on January 11, 2017
  • When I first saw your post I wanted to purchase it right then , it sure has a lot of beautiful table runners in it. I love making table runners.

    —Marcia Hoffman on January 11, 2017
  • I am having trouble deciding since I use runners and toppers. Luckily this book provides both!! Yippee

    —Tammy on January 11, 2017
  • Great inspiration. I tend to make more runners than toppers. I like the way they look on my table, which is oval, or on my dressers. I do have a more square occasional table that I plan to make a topper for. This looks like a great resource. Thanks.

    —Maryellen on January 11, 2017
  • Wowzer!! Love this book. I love table runners. Change them out a couple times a month. Great ideas for me & oh yeah, for gifts too.

    —Betty Dix on January 11, 2017
  • I really like both. It’s so fun to exchange them. Love the Sunflowers on green.

    —Marsha Nelson on January 11, 2017
  • I like both, but use more toppers, thye stay on the table better with a puppy in the house.

    —Virginia on January 11, 2017
  • While I like both I think toppers can be used in a few ways such as a throw over a chair or couch and also like a small quilt to be hung on the wall. Being a lover and maker of small quilts I think toppers could be used much the same way. Lovely book full of many beautiful runners and toppers. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Ondrea on January 11, 2017
  • I like both. Runners make great presents but honestly toppers is what I use on my table.

    —Chris on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make both toppers and runners!

    —Lorella Boscardin on January 11, 2017
  • I like the main one on the cover, all those stars smiling at me.

    This is a book for me, I hope my name is in the drawing. I would
    love to have this new book

    Althea Klosterman on January 11, 2017
  • Runners, but truthfully I mostly make Quilted Scrapbook covers for New brides and so I am always looking for small designs A Big Book would help a lot.

    —elizajane on January 11, 2017
  • I like both! So many uses for them! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Kaye

    Kaye on January 11, 2017
  • I like them both, but have made more table runners. Looking forward to trying a topper or two. The book has lots of GREAT choices!

    —Marilyn Kirschen on January 11, 2017
  • I like to make table runners for gifts and I make table toppers for me. I really like the Charming Star by Country Threads.

    —Alesha K Klein on January 11, 2017
  • My favorite are the table runners. I love them for my home but enjoy making them for friends the most.

    —Christie on January 11, 2017
  • I think I like toppers best, but runners are a very close second.

    —Virginia Davis on January 11, 2017
  • I’m positive, Toppers and without question Runners. Sadly I just can’t pick.

    —Holly on January 12, 2017
  • I love them both! I’m not sure I could choose one over the other. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win this fabulous book!

    Melissa Massey on January 12, 2017
  • BOTH! Table toppers for the table and runners for the coffee table. Matching or not.

    —Renie M on January 12, 2017
  • I have a large dining table so I can use both and always have the table set with a topper or runner of some kind!!

    —Donna on January 12, 2017
  • I love the primitive style table topper. This is the winter that I will be making placemats and table oppers. This book has so many nice patterns, I like the idea that I can change the toppers frequently, especially during holidays and seasons.

    —Diane Russell on January 12, 2017
  • Table toppers are not only beautiful, but a great way to try out different techniques.

    —Val K on January 12, 2017
  • I like toppers and runners, but will go with runners, if I must choose:-)

    —Gina on January 12, 2017
  • I like both! Toppers can be used as mini wall hangings. Runners can be used on my bench. It’s nice to have a dual use for projects.

    Judy A on January 12, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners, but I would put them on my walls in narrow areas where larger quilts won’t fit.

    —Vicki Krausz on January 12, 2017
  • I tend to make more table toppers. They make wonderful gifts around the holidays. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

    —Linda W on January 12, 2017
  • Pie Birds by Kim Diehl will be first on my list to make! Love it!

    —Margaret on January 12, 2017
  • Table runners can quickly change the look of any tablescape. They’re quick to make, easy to wash and dry and they make great gifts! I love the variety if patterns in this book!

    —Ann Moody on January 12, 2017
  • This question is like which came first the chicken or the egg. First, I think I like runners better because I like to "dress’ my tables for the season. The runner is always the focal point. But then I think I like toppers better because they can be used in so many ways and places and even as a mini quilt. This book seems to have so many patterns you really don’t have to choose!

    —JoAnne on January 12, 2017
  • I love table toppers and runners for my dining room table but mainly runners for my coffee table. Love changing for the seasons and holidays.
    There are some gorgeous toppers and runners, would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —connie b on January 12, 2017
  • I like both tale toppers and runners.

    —Nancy B on January 12, 2017
  • I like toppers, and have made a few runners 🙂

    —Karen on January 12, 2017
  • I use mine interchageably, and occasionally to fill in narrow spaces on the walls. No matter how I use it, it’s art!

    —Carole on January 12, 2017
  • I love them all but I think I’d like to try Charming Star.

    Thank you for the give away!

    —Cyndi on January 12, 2017
  • I love table runners. Can use them anywhere and they make the perfect gift.

    —Diena Rodd on January 12, 2017
  • I lean more toward table runners. They’re so fun to make!

    —Angela on January 12, 2017
  • I love to make table runners and toppers. Want to make enough to change them weekly. The book would give me lots of patterns to work on.

    —Sharon Glasscock on January 12, 2017
  • I enjoy making toppers and runners as gifts. They are quick and can be made to suit the recipient’s interests. I also enjoy making mini quilts to match my quilts and use as toppers.

    —Darla Zimmer on January 12, 2017
  • Love toppers-so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win a very intriguing book of new projects!

    —Sandie G on January 12, 2017
  • Wow. It’s the only word I can say right now.

    —Roxie on January 12, 2017
  • I have to choose? I have uses for both toppers and runners. They are both equally fun to make. Both are a great size for trying a new technique.

    —Karen on January 12, 2017
  • The picnic topper is my favorite. I love the greens and turquoise colors, so bright and cheery. Would love to make that one.
    Love your site. Thanks, Rhonda

    —Rhonda J Maxfield on January 12, 2017
  • There are too many beautiful patterns to call one my favorite!

    —Marti Layne on January 12, 2017
  • I Love them both! 😍😍 But if I had to chose it would be Runners! You could make these longer, shorter, or join them together to form a really fun quilt! 🤗

    —Roseanne on January 12, 2017
  • I love both, but guess I’d say runners as they’re quicker to make. Love the Charming Star and all the rest, too!!

    —Janet L. on January 12, 2017
  • I actually use both depending on the room they’re to be displayed and the time of year. This appears to be a good resource book for any quilt guild.

    —Kathleen on January 12, 2017
  • I have made more runners than toppers but love them both!

    elr on January 12, 2017
  • Definitely runners!! But toppers are nice too.

    —Nancy Harvey on January 12, 2017
  • I like table runners because my dining table is long even without the extension leaves. This Big Book looks wonderful!!! I’ll be crossing my fingers and hoping to be your lucky winner! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on January 12, 2017
  • I like runners.

    —Gail Hudson on January 12, 2017
  • I love all of Martingales’ "Big Books", this will be a great addition to my growing collection of ‘big books’. I love quick projects and now I will have a huge resource of quick table toppers. What took them so long? This is excellent.

    —Val on January 12, 2017
  • It depends on the piece of furniture – sorry display opportunity! Toppers suit small tables, runners for larger tables or other items of furniture so as the book covers both it’s absolutely ideal!

    —Suzanne on January 12, 2017
  • I really enjoy the table runner look. But I also put them at the bottom of beds

    —Darnyl on January 12, 2017
  • Love these books!

    —Sandy on January 12, 2017
  • Runners – and this book looks chock full of them!

    —Mary Murrett on January 12, 2017
  • I would use this book a lot. I’m planning on teaching my daughter-in-law how to quilt and these sizes would be a great place to start!!!Thanks!

    Lisa Lamie on January 12, 2017
  • I generally use runners more frequently, but I like toppers for decorating places other than a big table. This looks like a fantastic
    book!

    —Karen Gibson on January 12, 2017
  • Love them both but runners are the winners.

    —Diana R on January 12, 2017
  • I like the sleek trim shape of table runners.

    —Beth Byerssmall on January 12, 2017
  • Love the Civil War runner on the cover!

    —gail on January 12, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners. I can’t pick one pattern as they are all nice.

    —Sophie on January 12, 2017
  • I love runners and topper equally. It all depends on the place where I want to display my handiwork that determines what I prefer today. Another awesome "Big" book. Thanks for offering an opportunity to own a copy.

    —Audrey on January 12, 2017
  • Since I have a long table I prefer table runners, but do make toppers for some of my smaller tables. Thanks for these give aways, I always get so excited.

    —Vickie Keith on January 12, 2017
  • Table runners are my favorite.

    —Margie Scott on January 12, 2017
  • Topper fit my table better, so they are what I like to make.

    —Karen Watkins on January 12, 2017
  • I like both depending upon what type and size of furniture they will be place on.

    —Maureen Haynes on January 12, 2017
  • I use both, but more recently I’ve been looking at runners. Would love to win this book

    —Janelle Bucher on January 12, 2017
  • I have more table runners but would love to make some table toppers for a different look.

    —Peggy Bibb on January 13, 2017
  • I’m more of a topper girl!

    —Ann Zeman on January 13, 2017
  • Stunning – I would get so much use out of this book!!!

    —Barbara A Fein on January 13, 2017
  • I love them both! Like table runners more because they add a quick change to a room, especially with the change of seasons.

    —Alice Ronne on January 13, 2017
  • I make more table runners so the book is tempting me.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on January 13, 2017
  • I love both and love to make them.

    —Patricia on January 13, 2017
  • I like both; it depends on the table and whether the leaves are in at the time.

    —Judy on January 13, 2017
  • I’ve made a few table runners but no toppers yet. I’d like to try toppers, they would be a nice size to practice quilting. I just quilted my first project, a runner.

    —Kim on January 13, 2017
  • I was introduced to quilting, by making a runner and table toppers, which have inspired me to embark on my quilting journey. I have often admired some of the patterns individually, Having them all in one book would be FANTASTIC!!!!

    —Lee Singleton on January 13, 2017
  • I like both–runners and toppers. You can always find a spot for either to display and enjoy. Wow! What a great collection of toppers in your book!

    —Lou on January 13, 2017
  • Both are great but I have more toppers than runners. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Tina on January 13, 2017
  • Thank you for this opportunity. The toppers are beautiful. I can see that I need one for the wooden credenza in my entrance hallway. It really needs a pop of color.

    —Jane Knaub on January 13, 2017
  • Both – make lovely gifts! Spread the enjoyment!

    —Louise on January 13, 2017
  • My favorites, toppers or runners? Both! I can’t say which I prefer because I love them both. Martingale has the best books and quilt designers!

    —Carol Garnaat on January 13, 2017
  • I had never made a table runner or topper until this Christmas when I made a runner for a friend at my quilt guild’s secret sister swap. Now I want to do more and this would be the perfect book to get me started!

    —Debbie Miller on January 13, 2017
  • Runners! but love toppers also!
    Thanks

    —Jackie on January 13, 2017
  • Hard to choose, but probably table runners.

    —Mary on January 13, 2017
  • Toppers are my favorites!

    —Linda Haan on January 13, 2017
  • Both toppers and runners look so fun – thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Carole on January 13, 2017
  • What would I do with the book? Well! 56 patterns, that is one a week and a few for Christmas ! I like to make both types. This would help me reduce my scraps and the "smalls" in my stash. How much fun it would be to gift that many toppers and runners in one year! Then start again on Page One in 2018 ! Thank you..

    —Marta on January 13, 2017
  • I like both! So many pretty designs in this book, it will be hard to choose which to make first!

    —Cathy Wilson on January 13, 2017
  • I enjoy making seasonal runners for my dinning room.

    —Sheila on January 13, 2017
  • Wonderful book! I like both and make both!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Karen on January 13, 2017
  • I prefer runners.

    —Jackie Isler on January 13, 2017
  • I love and use both, I’ve made more toppers. This book looks fantastic, thank you for this giveaway.

    —Renee Welton on January 13, 2017
  • Love them both, table toppers on the square tables, runners on the dining table, toppers on the wall, runners on the tall stair wall. Well, they’re not there yet but I can imagine.

    —Vin M. on January 13, 2017
  • I love both but I think I really prefer runners 🙂

    Christine Charlebois on January 13, 2017
  • I love making both runners and toppers, and changing them out often with the season or mood. This book looks wonderful and inspiring.

    —Karen B. on January 13, 2017
  • I’ve been making large quilts for a year now and I’m ready for some smaller, get-finished-quicker projects. Table toppers/runners sound perfect.

    —Barbara on January 13, 2017
  • They all look amazing but my favorite is Summer Picnic.

    Thank you I hope I win so I can start sewing Christmas gifts early!!!

    Thank you sew much,
    Patty

    —Patty Bertrand on January 13, 2017
  • Runners.

    Sallie on January 13, 2017
  • Toppers–since my main table is round, but runners are great, too!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Brenda on January 13, 2017
  • I like both
    Thank you I love the piebirds table runner shown.
    Patty

    —Patty Bertrand on January 13, 2017
  • I love toppers. I make them and give as Christmas presents to family and friends.

    —Kelly Fortier on January 13, 2017
  • Never ever enough patterns. I love the concept of one-a-week!!! (Plus!) these are so so pretty….

    —Sheila Haddad on January 13, 2017
  • I prefer table runners because they are more versatile and I can make them seasonal. They don’t just have to be on a table for instance you can drape them on the back of a recliner and they make the room seem more homey. I also use ironing board cover material in some of mine so they can function as a hot mat on a festive table over the table cloth (saves juggling trivets and hot dishes when there is a crowd). They make great quick gifts for any occasion.

    —Marjorie on January 13, 2017
  • That’s a hard choice .. I would say both .. the book looks fantastic.

    —Mary on January 13, 2017
  • I love both. I put toppers on my tables (including coffee table and end table) and runners on my bookcase and cedar chest!

    —Sherryl Wynne on January 13, 2017
  • I love them both. Like changing them for every month.

    —Jan on January 13, 2017
  • I use toppers more than runner’s. . . but of late many runners have been catching my eye!

    —Amy R on January 13, 2017
  • I like both toppers and runners. But, I especially like to make runners for gifts. Seems everyone has a place to put a table runner.

    —Donna W on January 13, 2017
  • Table toppers are more versatile as to where you can use them for decorating.

    —Louise Mease on January 13, 2017
  • runners are my favorite

    —Nancy A on January 13, 2017
  • Both, but runners mostly, I love making them for gifts.

    —Lisa P on January 13, 2017
  • toppers on the square tables, runners on the table AND bed! runners on the buffet, runners on sofa table, hall tables…
    and I agree about the runners for gifts, so many uses, even can be put over the backs of chairs and if you add ribbons, decor for dining room chairs. With those of us who love column or row by row, runners make lots of sense.

    sharon in colorado

    —Sharon Schipper on January 13, 2017
  • I make both. I’ve given away almost more than half the ones I’ve made.

    —Vicki on January 13, 2017
  • I love both, but use runners more. I give a lot of them away as gifts, too!

    —Kris B on January 13, 2017
  • I like to make both but the table toppers can also be used as wall hangings.

    —Joan on January 13, 2017
  • I make both! I love smaller projects that I can complete in my limited sewing time.

    —Becky on January 13, 2017
  • Choose?? I love everything quilting!!! If I have to choose, it will depend on where it will go in my friends home or mine!! Thanks!!

    —Connie T on January 13, 2017
  • I love table runners. 🙂

    —Laurie on January 13, 2017
  • Runners…changes the look of the living room and can set hot and cold cups and glasses down

    —Donna on January 13, 2017
  • What a great book, I prefer table runners, I may have to purchase this book, love it!

    —Kathy G on January 13, 2017
  • I like both – quick to do and easy to quilt!

    —Linda on January 13, 2017
  • Table runners are definitely my favorite.

    —Margie S on January 13, 2017
  • I use runners more often than toppers for my rectangular dining table. However I prefer sewing toppers as gifts.

    —Barbaraben on January 13, 2017
  • I love them both, but I think that toppers are my favorites!

    —Gayle D on January 13, 2017
  • I use both runners and toppers depending on which surface it will be placed. Book looks to have lots of fabulous ideas.

    —Laura Manning on January 13, 2017
  • How beautiful! I love and use them both, but lean towards RUNNERS. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great book!

    —Pamela Krieg on January 13, 2017
  • I use and love both. What a great looking book!

    —Laura Schaeffer on January 13, 2017
  • I love table runners though I don’t have many. I started making a Christmas runner 2 years ago and it’s still not finished. There’s always been something else to finish! I like the idea of table toppers but have never made one. I’d love to have this book for the inspiration!

    —carol on January 13, 2017
  • Love them both! Can’t decide 🙂

    —Dawn Crockett on January 13, 2017
  • I use both. I often use a runner to hang in the narrow space between the front door and window.

    —Caryn Goulden on January 13, 2017
  • I’m about done making queen sized quilts for my family. I am ready to make table runners/toppers so this book would be wonderful to have.

    —Marilyn Koestler on January 13, 2017
  • I like them both. Just depends on where it will eventually live. Either way, so fun and quick to make!

    —Cindy on January 13, 2017
  • I have only table runners – I’d like to try my hand at some toppers.

    —Carrie on January 13, 2017
  • How do you choose? I love them both!

    —Tamara L Eaker on January 13, 2017
  • I prefer toppers for myself but runners to give as gifts.

    —teri c on January 13, 2017
  • I like both: toppers on my round table and runners on my rectanglular French country kitchen table! Love Kim Diehls designs especially.

    —Julie flynn on January 13, 2017
  • toppers or runners-not much difference, it’s just what it turns out to be! they are great as gifts or to try a new pattern that may or may not turn into a big quilt.

    —madeline wallace on January 13, 2017
  • I love both toppers and runners and all of these are gorgeous! I would love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Gloria on January 13, 2017
  • I have made many table toppers and runners. I like to
    change them for special occasions and the seasons and
    they make great gifts.

    —Dorothy M on January 13, 2017
  • Toppers.

    —Jeanmarie K on January 13, 2017
  • I like toppers best but runners have their use also.

    —Bridget on January 13, 2017
  • I like making both! Sounds like a great book!

    —Chris on January 13, 2017
  • I make both. I probably make more tablerunners, but I like both. I really want this book, so many awesome designs. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    —Liz Dyer on January 13, 2017
  • I like runners best.

    —Charleen DiSante on January 13, 2017
  • I started out collecting table runner patterns and have quite a few, but not that I have a round coffee table I also love toppers as well. I can not wait to own this book. It looks amazing. Love the designs.

    —Joellyn Partyka on January 13, 2017
  • Like them both but I make more toppers.

    —Sylvia on January 13, 2017
  • I use mostly toppers, but have runners that I use as dresser scarfs.

    —Marie on January 13, 2017
  • I really like to make both so I can’t tell you which is my favorite. thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on January 13, 2017
  • I love table runners! They dress up my tables so much!

    —Danette Roundy on January 13, 2017
  • I love making table toppers and runners. They are usually a quick project.

    Judy Strigel on January 13, 2017
  • I love them both!

    —Janice on January 13, 2017
  • I love making and using and giving both toppers and runners. But since I have cats, many times I end up hanging them!

    —YvonneJ on January 13, 2017
  • Such hard decisions! Love them both equally.

    —Linda on January 13, 2017
  • I love to sew table toppers. Instant gratification of completion as opposed to a full quilt. But I also enjoy sewing runners, too. So, it stand to reason… I love making both! Thank you for the opportunity to submit my chance to win this enticing book.

    Paula Park on January 13, 2017
  • I love to make both toppers and runners. I would love to own this new book!

    —Donna Myers on January 13, 2017
  • I Will be different… Both, so I can use up some of my material. lol

    —shirley marvin on January 13, 2017
  • I actually do runners more than toppers as I can have a runner on the table and still do things around it. I love doing the smaller projects like runners to give for gifts, too. This book would be a great help! Thanks for having it as a gift.

    —Janet Sabol on January 13, 2017
  • I make and use both, all quilted items make a house warm and inviting. This book is a must have, thanks for an opportunity at such a wonderful book.

    —Bobbie Prairie on January 13, 2017
  • My personal favorite is the topper, as I like to keep things symmetrical. But for gifting, runners are about half the work and still make a great gift.

    —Linda Towers on January 14, 2017
  • It’s difficult to choose. I love both! It depends on mood, season, weather, tables’ dimensions… I just love making them!

    —Margaret on January 14, 2017
  • Runners! Much more place to let my imagination work 🙂

    Joanna on January 14, 2017
  • Oh man, that’s a hard one to answer. I have a Kim Diehl topper which I love, but I have several small runners that I also use from time to time. I see at least 5 more that I’m going to need to make!

    —Janice Joyner on January 14, 2017
  • How can I choose a favorite? I love them all!!

    —Denise F on January 14, 2017
  • Well I love toppers, but seem to have more runners than toppers. It’s all good as long as they are finished!

    —Paula on January 14, 2017
  • I love to make table runners because they look best on my dining table. Toppers now and then. Love the book.

    —Sue Smith on January 14, 2017
  • Two place settings with one long placemat, neat!!!

    —Judy B on January 14, 2017
  • I like them both, but I find toppers a bit more adaptable for places to use them..

    —Deborah Fields on January 14, 2017
  • I like both, runners and toppers.

    —Anna on January 14, 2017
  • oh my gosh…..I love this book just from the samples you have shown.

    —Karen on January 14, 2017
  • Depending on where they will be used, but I really like making runners!

    Paula Hedges on January 14, 2017
  • I make table runners all the time – an easy, QUICK, gift, and useful in so many situations. Table toppers, on the other hand, take more time.

    —Ann Parke on January 14, 2017
  • I like both and they are each small enough to finish!

    —Pam on January 14, 2017
  • Runners!

    —Gwendolyn Clark on January 14, 2017
  • I love both table toppers and table runners and for me it’s which one will I make for my special friends. Most of the quilting or sewing items I make are given away. My husband often tells me that I should sell what I make but I find happiness in just making it and giving it away. I like making scrappy toppers and runners as that is the best way to use a lot of different scrap materials and that is what I have plenty of. Best wishes to the one who wins this book. May you find happiness in all you make..

    —Lois Chick on January 14, 2017
  • I love to make runners…….a quick project is so gratifying sometimes!!

    —Barbara Spurr on January 14, 2017
  • Both!

    —Kendra Phipps on January 15, 2017
  • Table runners are my favourite. They completely change the feeling of the room depending on the style and colour. You can never have too many!

    —Angie K. on January 15, 2017
  • I like table runners myself! I have made a few (new to quilting), and have given them to my family and friends. But, with that being said, I would LOVE to try table toppers!

    —Veronica S. on January 15, 2017
  • I like both. But I hang them from my pantry door and my front door!

    —Rosalie on January 15, 2017
  • What a gorgeous book! ‘Start sewing’ is right!

    —gayle mccue on January 15, 2017
  • I like table runners best!

    —Barbara Muncy Kartoz on January 15, 2017
  • I have made quite a few of each. But, for myself, I generally use table runners. This looks like a great book.

    —Pearl on January 15, 2017
  • I make both toppers and runners. Often use them as wall hangings

    —Lillian Klaeger on January 15, 2017
  • I like them both! I tend to make runners more.
    Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

    Cathy Slabaugh on January 15, 2017
  • I have not done any table toppers yet!!! But I would love to try one of your patterns. They look really nice!!! This has been on my to do list.What a great way to begin!!!

    Doris Keehn on January 15, 2017
  • I have made several of each. I like them equally and they are projects that I do finish and use all of the time.

    —Linda Klungle on January 15, 2017
  • I’m partial to runners, mainly because I don’t have furniture that is shaped for topper use; also – the runners sell better at our church bazaar and for other charities that I donate them to.

    —Susan Conner on January 16, 2017
  • I prefer to make table runners as gifts. Easy and quick to make a seasonal gift. Can be easily changed to suit make different color and types of decors.

    —Marilyn Fite on January 16, 2017
  • I live in a condo so my only table is also my desk, sewing table, you-name-it table where a runner is not practical. However, I love both runner and table topper patterns that I can use in a variety of places throughout my home. I’ve been toying with the idea of hanging a runner lengthwise over my bay window – just need the right pattern!

    —MrsMac on January 16, 2017
  • I normally make runners because I had an oblong table. I just purchased a tall square table…now I need to make toppers!!

    —Cyndi on January 16, 2017
  • I want to make both toppers and runners! Need some inspiration!
    reilyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Rachell Reilly on January 16, 2017
  • I have a big, long table, so my preference is for runners most of the time.

    —Nancy on January 17, 2017
  • I love runners, but at this stage in our lives (small child), toppers are a bit more practical

    —Carmen N on January 17, 2017
  • Table runners are so nice to have! Outback Sunset is outstanding!

    —Nicole Sender on January 17, 2017

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