Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Summer Book Club: On the Run Again Quilt Book by Heather Mulder Peterson


We're getting to the end of our 2014 Summer Book Club! Our ninth book pick is On the Run Again by Heather Mulder Peterson. This books is definitely a Fat Quarter Shop favorite and Kimberly's favorite as well. Heather has designed fifteen runners and toppers created with precut fabric and the Triangler ruler from Anka's Treasures. If you don't have a lot of wall space to hang quilts or room to store all of your quilts, small projects are the best thing to make and decorate your home with. These projects are perfect for the busy quilter "on the run."

Spinners Runner
Now it's time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what small projects you love to make. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting!

151 comments:

Susan Smith said...

I love that red snowflake/star runner. Perfect for Christmas and it would look great in blue too! Thanks for the chance to win!

RCWfamily said...

The small projects I like to make when not quilting are little zipper pouches. They make great little gifts. Thanks for a great giveaway!

DebrafromMD said...

I have been on a table runner kick lately. This book would give me some new ideas.

gigi said...

I really like the Spinners project and the one on the front cover. I like to make bags (tote and little zipper bags for gifts). Thanks for a chance to win.

Jeanie said...

Runners are certainly at the top of my list, but also, I love making small wall hangings for my table stand. Thanks for the giveaway!

Monica said...

I love to make skirts for my girls.

Lisa said...

I could use a runner in every room!

Nicole J said...

I love making runners and little table toppers!

Materialmoments@yahoo.com

pat beadle said...

having just made my first runner of which i am very pleased i am hook . this would be just the booked to carry on this feeling thanks

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

I love to make runners and mini quilts. I have wanted to buy this book and haven't so hopefully I may win it! Thanks for the chance.

Martina said...

I just love to make frame purses and to sew tablerunners.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of using a runner at the end of the bed to dress it up! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Just posted "I love the idea of using a runner at the end of the bed to dress it up" and forgot to include my contact info: Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com Sorry!

Donna Flanery said...

I like to make small quilted bags. Great for little girl purses or storage for my craft room.

Lisa Marie said...

I love making table runners and potholders. And the occasional zip pouch.

Linda said...

when I make small things, I love making little pin cushions.

suz said...

This past year I tried to make a mini quilt each month (almost succeeded) because I have a tendency to give away all my quilts and if someone came into my house they wouldn't see any quilts - just fabric! Now it looks a bit more like a quilter's home!

cvdnurse said...

I love making table runners and also pillows - both can be changed for a new season , use a small amt of fabric and more importantly, I can finish them!

Susan
Susie.galasso@gmail.com

Jane eilderts said...

I lové to make quilts but if I need satisfaction of a quickly completed project I turn to table runners/toppers and mini quilts. I love changing decorations for each holiday/season and have table runners to go along either them.

Kathryn said...

Everyone loves the table runners I give them, so it's fun to have small projects like that to finish up when simultaneously working on a large quilt.

Exuberant Color said...

I love to make table runners, journal covers and mug rugs.

Pamela Neal said...

I'm a new quilter so I prefer the smaller projects.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Cute projects. I love the feeling of actually finishing projects this size relatively quickly. My favorites are mug rugs and baby blankets.

Janis Wadsworth said...

I am just getting into quilting. What great projects to get me interest. A topper would be a perfect addition to my bedroom.

AJ Wu said...

Bags. I'm a bag addict and I can't stop making them! I love these runners tho. I wonder if I can shrink them down and use them on bags...

RitaLeek said...

Love the table runners! Runners have been my summer hobby as quilts are my winter fun. Thanks!

Billy'sgirl said...

I make table runners, for my home, and as gifts for friends, especially for the holidays. I'm always looking for new ideas!

Patti said...

I Love making table runners, And Christmas ones are my favorite kind to make for gifts.

Hildy said...

Mini quilts, I love mini quilts! They're quick and easy and great gifts.

DahyaJan said...

My favorite small items to make are table runners and toppers. I can change the decor in an instant.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the runner in the final photo!

Terri U said...

When I am ready for a small project it may be either a runner, topper, bag or pillow.

Jusmom1 said...

I love 12" minis and table runners and placemats. Thanks for the chance to win!

Helen said...

I love to make quilty Christmas ornaments and hot pads.

I love the red tablerunner too. And the last one.

Carrie said...

I love making quilted tote bags. They are so quick and fun to make.


franklin_423@yahoo.com

friedturtle said...

I love making zippered pouches and hot pads.

Linda said...

HI,I love making small quilted items for gifts! Some like oven mitts, Christmas ornaments and love table toppers+runners!
Thank You!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Gnomemade said...

Baby quilts...though sometimes they're not so small. And I love making notebook covers and fabric bracelets.

Sigi G said...

I love making coasters. Also Table Toppers are my next favorite as I can incorporate my favorite blocks into tiny projects.

Gill said...

I love making table runners - I like the hexagon shaped topper!!

delaineelliott said...

I love to make quilted table cloths, runners and pillow covers. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Quilter Kathy said...

My favorite is taking large block/pattern ideas and making a miniature version. It is fun to give away tiny quilts for friends and family to hang on their walls :)

Allison C said...

I have a love/hate relationship with making zipper pouches, but once I'm done I love the product.

Deborah said...

These runners are great, especially like the one for the bed. I have been making baby quilts lately and have actually never made a table runner, so I think it's high time I gave it a try. Thanks for this opportunity to win great fabric!2312

Lynne said...

Small projects I enjoy are pillows and hot pads. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I love making table runners place mats and small zip purses/bags.

bookworm said...

I'd love to make the Spinners runner or the hexagonish mats. Beautiful colors chosen for all!

Jennifer said...

I love to make tote bags!

Nancy said...

Oh the Star Runner is Gorgeous! Small Projects, I like to make Table Toppers and Baby, Lap size Quilts. This has really been fun getting to learn about all the New Books.
Thanks sew Much!!
Nancy

carolann said...

Table runners and pillows are some of my favorite small projects. carolann427@aol.com

Mike and Karen said...

I love runners and small bags. This book looks scrumptious!

Karen Carpenter

Barbara said...

every table runner shown on the page - those are wickedly cool - especially the color blocks framed - stunning !

Anonymous said...

I am loving making pillowcases for birthday gifts, for my little girls, and for my nieces and nephews. :)

Lee said...

I love to make table runners, coasters and cute bags! thanks!

Pat said...

One of these days, I'll make a table runner - it's been on my "to do" list for months now. I love to make Christmas ornaments and zippered bags/drawstring pouches.

Alli said...

I love small projects!

Anonymous said...

I love working on small projects!

jan said...

Love this book!

JoAnna said...

I enjoy making mini quilts since I don't have a lot of wall space

Debbie said...

Love table runners. Can never have enough quilting books. Katn@bellsouth.net

Ruth B said...

I love quick projects like purses, table runners, placemats, etc.

Kay said...

I have been bitten by the "mini" bug - I love them! I also like the table runners and mug rugs!

Bunny Wilson said...

I've not made a runner yet, so any of them would be a great project!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I have a weakness for making pincushions and sewing accessories. I haven't made a runner yet. I wouldn't know where to put one!

Linda Cates said...

I would love to make something from Heather's new book.

CJ said...

I have that book on MY LIST TO GET, winning it would be amazing!

Sorcha girl said...

Tablerunners are a qick project and great gifts! I've made several for each major holiday.
The pictures of this new book are tempting.

Sorcha girl said...

Tablerunners are a qick project and great gifts! I've made several for each major holiday.
The pictures of this new book are tempting.

Becky S. said...

I like to make zipper pouches and Christmas ornaments. I would love to make some of the pretty table runners from Heather's book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jane S. said...

I like to do placemats, mug mats, and table runners. They're all fast projects and I can coordinate them if I'm feeling "matchy". :)

Liz Rehrauer said...

I like making placemats and mug rugs

Em McGouran said...
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Em McGouran said...

I would love to make a Montreal Canadiens table runner for my husbands "Men Cave"

ferne said...

I love to make runners for every little table top in my house. They are so easy to pick up and throw in the washer and everything is fresh in no time. I love to change them with the seasons too so I need lots!

Chiska said...

I don't know that I really make small projects. The occasional kid skirt, but that's really it.

Nancy said...

I like to make table runners and mug rugs.

Vicky P said...

I love to make holiday wall hanger. This book looks intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

My favorite small projects right now are projects that I can hand sew while waiting for appointments, traveling or the occasional spare minute at home. I am currently making clam shell cases in three sizes and also working on my EPP hexies for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

pharmgirl75 said...

I learned how to machine appliqué with a table runner. They are perfect projects for learning new techniques.

Pank said...

Ooh I would make the beautiful spinners table runner that is so adorable. Cheers

QuiltSue said...

Table toppers and mug rugs are small things I love to make.

Debi Horne said...

I really love the table runners listed in the book; it's given me some ideas. I'm currently working on a bed runner. Thanks for the chance.

Joan and Kevin said...

I would love to make the Spinners Runner!
Thanks

Patticakes Patricia Mishler Handmade said...

I love to make baby bibs and burp clothes, matching small diaper bags, pot holders and scrub hats for my OR coworkers! Little bits of fabric can make me and the gift receiver very happy! Love Amy's table runners and quilts, so amazing!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I am in a cushion (pillow) phase at the moment (when I am not making a bag that is!)

Bonnie said...

I love to make mini quilts and pillow covers, but now it looks like I would love to make anything out of
"On the Run Again"!

Janie said...

I love making appliqued wall hangings, and mini quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michele T said...

I enjoy making table runners and my sisters, sister-in-laws, aunts, and friends can attest to this!!!

Jen Barnard said...

The only small projects I've made so far are cushion covers but I have plans for a couple of table runners.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

lalaluu said...

The smallest quilted item I've made is a baby quilt, but I have some Christmas fabric that I want to use to make a table runner. I just haven't found a pattern yet!

Nita M said...

I have loved the summer book club. Thanks for sharing what is out there to choose from.

KatieQ said...

Our laundry room is right off our kitchen and is also a half bath that serves as our guest bathroom. I like to make matching runners for the tops of the washing machine, dryer, and hamper that I change seasonally. It makes the room seem friendlier.

Shirley sascott4@hotmail.com said...

What a fantastic book of projects. My favorite small project is after finishing a quilt, I like to use up the extra blocks by making a tote bag for the quilt storage. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

Pam H. said...

I love small projects, easy for taking along in the car & on vacation!! Thanks for the chance of a cute give away & thanks for always giving me a chance to see what's new in the quilting line......online!!!!

DonnaM said...

Small projects give me a feeling of satisfaction sooner, and table runners are a great way to try out new block patterns.

Linda said...

I like to make table runners for all the holidays!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make the Spinners Runner in Christmas prints.
Pat Perry

cakegirl said...

I love any small project that I can easily take with me and hand quilt. I find hand stitching so relaxing.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make the Spinners Runner in Christmas prints.
Pat Perry

Beth said...

Table runners are my holiday go to; I'd like to make some bed runners this year.

This book is going on my wish list!

Vicki H said...

I enjoy making table runners and pin cushions.

Samantha K said...

I love making table toppers and small purses/bags for small projects. These runners would be a blast to make as well! Thank you for sharing.

Mary Ann Richards said...

I love to make small zipper bags with clear vinyl windows. The spinners tablerunner in this book is very attractive.

Kim Fernald said...

I enjoy making mini quilts!

Shellee Offerson said...

I love small quilts and runners it allows us to display more of our passion for quilting. This 9th book has so many great ideas, I especially that the are based on precuts...can't have to many precuts. :)

Kate O said...

pillow shams for the couch are always a fun, small, finish-able project for me...and table runners always liven things up in the kitchen!

Nancy said...

I love to make table runners and toppers. And pincushions too! Thanks for the opportunity to win

wendy said...

I love making baby quilts! The spinners runner intrigues me, would like to make that into a baby size quilt. Thanks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I' making wool hexies with little embroidered designs--not sure what I will end up with yet!

suesinger said...

This is her best book yet. I want to make them sll

Karen said...

I have the triangle ruler but not this book. It is now on my wish list!

Jana said...

I like to make the star bed runner from title page. It looks awesome!

Mindy said...

I have yet to make a table runner but this book contains great inspiration!!!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Mindy 😃

Cathy said...

Hi
I am doing table toppers, placements and napkins
VERY interesting book would love to win
Cheers

crafty prance said...

I've been sewing wallets in between my quilt projects. I want to start making table runners!

Becky said...

I enjoy making pillows and small wallhangings. Thanks for the chance in your amazing giveaway!

Susan said...

My favorite small projects are baby quilts and table runners.

laura57 said...

De essere bellissimo il libro Ci sono diversi runner che mi soddisfano. Sono contenta di partecipare e chissa' magari di vincere.
Buona giornata a tutti
Laura

Dgadgetqn said...

I love small projects that I can hang in unusual places for a little pop of surprise, like in the hallway going to the garage. I find I spend a lot of time making them with all the finesse I would use for an heirloom.

StarofMoonDancer said...

I love to create gifts and things that people love and cherish..Creating a memory with love ..I want the new book..Keep turning them out...Laugh,love,sew,create...
Thanks
Sandra Beck

Josie McRazie said...

Yes my birthday (Aug 26th) Is very quickly approaching!! What a great gift quilty books would be!! ;0)

tac73 said...

I love to make placemats and runners as they get used.

Karen Thurn said...

I'm making some placemats. I'm always loving to get new books. Here's hoping you'll send some my way. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

Cindy Grimm said...

I love making table runners and placemats when I work on smaller projects.

OhioLori said...

Love to make Mug rugs, Place Mats, & Potholders...such easy Gifts! Also have started making Tablerunners recently...& now want them on Dressers, etc too! lol

Linda said...

I love makign small quilts to coordinate with the decor in all of my rooms - table runners, wall hangings, lap quilts, potholders, placemats and pillow covers. There are so many choices with all the great collections you sell!

Santee Bobbie said...

I do love the Spinners Runner m the On The Run book. When I finish that I'll return to my NICU quilts for one of the local hospitals. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Vanessa said...

Oh how can I pick just one so Ill say all the way to the last one, the Spinner Runner :-) Thank You!!!

Diane said...

I like to make zipper pouches. I am even adding quilting to them now. Thanks!

Diane said...

I like to make runners. I especially like the last one shown with the triangle circles!

Mary Ann said...

I like making tote bags, bed runners and table toppers.

LindaB said...

Finishing small project between large ones always gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Love to make little things for gifts for friends - bags, pincushions, mug rugs and coasters, tablerunners. Love the "Spinner Runner.

GranChris said...

This will be a must buy book if I don't win one. I love placemats, runners and pot holders. Done in a day and look so nice.

quilary said...

When I want quick finish projects, i go for small wall quilts and tote bags.

Johanna said...

I love Heather's books! I love making table runners. Quick projects are great motivators!

Anonymous said...

The first project I want to make is the bed runner on the front cover. I love the block design.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Tina O. said...

I love to make table runners, they are small enough for even me to quilt.

Crafty Coffin said...

I love making little zip bags!

Marie Atkinson said...

I love to make runners, and small wallhangings, and mug rugs.

Diana S said...

I have made several table runners but they have never been quilted. Now I know what my next one should be! I love the spinner runner!

darlene macdonald said...

I love making bibs, bags, potholders, berry baaskets, pin cushions. Whatever I can put together quickly so I can move onto another thing :)

Thanks for the giveaway

Granny's Attic said...

I always carry a spool of tulle to crochet scrubbies in my bag. Whenever I am waiting in line at a drive thru or at a doctor's appointment, I pull this out and start churning out these small scrubbies. Usually, someone will ask me about the projects and I can sell one (or more!)on the spot.

llavmc said...

I love to make small zipper bags for storage, glasses cases, toys, etc. I love these runners and would love to have this book in my collection.

Susan said...

I love small tabletop quilts as I get the satisfaction of completing one so quickly!! There are some great ideas in this book. Hope to win one.

Mary said...

I like to make quick projects like table runners and small wall quilts.

Judith Rayhon said...

baby quilts,wall quilts and table run ners. easy and fun.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy1522 said...

I like to make small wall quilts. This book would be great for quick gift ideas.

Julie said...

I just recently got back into sewing and quilting after a much too long hiatus! I love the fun and ease of table toppers and runners.

Cecilia said...

These are all beautiful! I like making table runners and toppers. They are quick projects and they add a pop of color to a room. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amber said...

I love to make mini quilts!

Kim said...

Placemats.