Table-runner treats from Fons & Porter (+ giveaway!)

A bare table is like a blank canvas; it begs to show off something beautiful.

Flying South table runner

“Flying South” by Terry Albers

Big or small, square or skinny, old or new, tables offer a space to express our creativity as quilters—and making a table topper can stretch our creativity just as far as a painter’s canvas. Not only can you add a stroke of beauty or a pop of color; you can also use a table topper’s small size as a stress-free way to:

  • Try new color palettes
  • Learn new techniques
  • Create with your scraps
  • Highlight the seasons
  • Make a quick gift
  • Show off your hand or machine quilting

Marianne Fons and Liz PorterCelebrated quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter love the utility and charm of table-sized quilts, and they’ve teamed up with us to bring you a gorgeous collection of toppers and runners to keep you creating throughout the year. Whether you want to wow a crowd at a seasonal gathering or simply catch someone’s eye on an end table, Table Toppers gives you the opportunity to play on a small scale.

Take a look at what Marianne and Liz have selected from the pages of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine to include in Table Toppers. Enjoy one topper from each season below—click on any photo to see them all!


Pumpkin Patch table runner and hot pad
“Pumpkin Patch” table runner and hot pad by Kelly Mueller


Oh Christmas Tree table topper
“Oh Christmas Tree” by Sue Marsh


Dresden Daisies table runner
“Dresden Daisies” by Debbie Beaves

See three more flowering projects in Table Toppers >


Watermelon table runner
“Watermelon” by Sandy Gervais


Fluttering By table runner
“Fluttering By” by Betsy Smith

See all 12 projects in Table Toppers >
Print book: $19.99 / eBook: $14.99


Table TopperWhat’s your favorite time of year to display a table topper—or is your table topped all year long? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Table Toppers eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

P.S.: Another Fons & Porter book debuts this month—save your fat quarters for it!

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

“I love table toppers. Fall colors and themes are my favorites. This book is one I would so enjoy. Table toppers work up quickly and give me a chance to use smaller pieces of fabrics in my stash.”

Arlene, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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