Jaftex 85th Birthday Blog Hop – My Day

Welcome to all the Jaftex Blog Hoppers!



Today is my day on the blog hop.  If we haven’t met before I’m Heather Peterson and I’m the designer behind Anka’s Treasures.  I been in the business of publishing books and patterns for the last 19 years.  I also design fabrics for Henry Glass, one of the companies under the Jaftex Corp.  Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York.  At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie.  In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company.  The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and The Blank Quilting Corp.  Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg.  Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.  Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.

As part of the Jaftex Blog Hop, 30 different designers will be sharing a project with you, made with fabric from one of the Jaftex Companies.  The runner below is my project.


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The runner was made using the Folio Basics Collection by Henry Glass.  The grey background is one of the beautiful Peppered Cottons from Studio E.




The pattern is called Strip Stars and can be found in my Angles with Ease 2 book.


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This runner uses one of my favorite techniques – taking a simple strip unit and turning it into something that looks complicated.   The combination of the strip unit and my ruler, the Triangler, makes this block much easier (and quicker) than it looks!






I used some of my leftovers for the backing and binding.




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If you would like to give this technique a try, you are going to need some supplies to get started.





If you would like to win the Fat Quarter pack of this collection pictured above, along with my book and ruler, please leave a comment to win!  The fabric pack is way more than you need for this runner, so you will also have enough leftover for a second project from the book.




Jaftex is also giving away a sewing machine and many other great prizes.  After you leave a comment here, head on over to link below for a chance to win those prizes as well.

85th Anniversary Giveaway


Thanks for joining us on the blog hop and be sure to stop back here to find if you won the Fat Quarter Pack, Angles With Ease 2 book and Triangler Ruler.


The rest of the lineup for the Blog Hop:

The line-up for the blog hop is :
September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

About Heather Peterson

Quilt pattern designer
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349 Responses to Jaftex 85th Birthday Blog Hop – My Day

  1. ConnieG says:

    Love the colors in this table runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Peggy Beaulieu says:

    I love those fabrics and would love to win your book and ruler!

  3. Sue says:

    I absolutely LOVE these fabrics! Would LOVE to win!

  4. Karen says:

    Your runner is stunning in these fabrics! Beautiful project!

  5. Linda Fleming says:

    Beautiful fabrics, wonderful design. I’d love to win the fabrics and your book. Look forward to trying out your projects!

  6. Jan N. says:

    Your runner is beautiful with all of the bright colors. Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  7. Deborah Manning says:

    Love this table runner with all the beautiful colors and angles. Very vibrant. Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. With those gorgeous fabrics and your cool pattern, that runner turned out fabulous! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  9. Becky says:

    Beautiful fabric and pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Hildy says:

    Love the fabrics and your table runner both are gorgous!

  11. Chris says:

    Great fabrics. Your runner is wonderful. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Martina says:

    So lovely and happy! Great runner!

  13. Laura says:

    What great fabrics to use with your new patterns. I would love a chance to create with them. Thank you.

  14. Anita says:

    Your runner is fabulous, and the fabrics are beutiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Donna says:

    Lovely runner. I have wanted to try your Triangler technique and doing so with such beautiful fabric would be wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Gloria says:

    What a nice runner. I find bed runners make a good gift without taking all the time that a quilt would – a few extra blocks and yours would look great on the end of a bed!

  17. Rita Long says:

    The book sounds very interesting. I like the use of the fabrics in the runner.

  18. Sharon Rhudy says:

    Your table runner is gorgeous and I need to try your Triangler technique. I would love to win the beautiful fabric pack to make one for myself!

  19. lee says:

    Fabulous table runnner! thank you!

  20. Dorian says:

    What a gorgeous runner! I love that bundle and paring it with the gray is just perfect. The binding is great too!

  21. Cindy says:

    Beautiful table runner and fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

  22. Christine says:

    The strips sewn and then cut with the Triangler gives an amazing result.
    Christine from Ontario

  23. GrannyC says:

    What a stunning piece! Great fabrics, great design, great workmanship!

  24. Belva says:

    Love your runner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Carolyn Sands says:

    Wonderful post and love the table runner. The deep saturated colors of the fabrics is really dramatic! Thank you for a chance to win some great prizes.

  26. sillyandrea says:

    I love your books!

  27. Patricia Cash says:

    Love the runner and the colors are awesome.

  28. missyk2015 says:

    This runner is simply stunning! I love the colours which make it so dramatic- anxious to make to make one.

  29. lboneberg says:

    Lovely table runner and bundle. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Wow! That’s a striking table runner with your neat block and the beautiful fabric. I’d love to win your book and ruler:)

  31. Lori Morton says:

    Gorgeous use of these great fabrics! Would love to win your Give-a-way! Thanks for the chance! 🙂 GORGEOUS fabric Bundle!!!

  32. Michele Timms says:

    Wow! Your table runner is a stunner!! Those bright jewel colours are gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize.

  33. Laura W says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. Love your patterns Heather and pics of your little boys.

  34. Kris P says:

    Beautiful Table Runner. I love the bright colors and how the gray and black really help them to pop! We’ve recently remodeled our kitchen and painted it the lightest gray to go with the gray and black granite countertops. Now I’m working on bringing color into the room with accents. This would be perfect!

  35. Paige says:

    Love your table runner! How generous, thanks!

  36. treadlemusic says:

    The fabric is awesome and so perfect for your topper/runner!!!

  37. Sheryl says:

    The colors are beautiful and I have always loved your table runner patterns!

  38. Darlene B says:

    What a beautiful runner! I would love to win the supplies for this project!

  39. Lin Stricker says:

    Fabric is awesome. Would live to have it join my collection!,

  40. Vicki in MN says:

    Great pattern using great fabrics!

  41. Dortha says:

    Very nice runner and some beautiful fabric. Please put my name in the pot.

  42. Jane kwarciany says:

    Would love your book and fabric! Your blog is always so interesting!

  43. Ellie Paquette says:

    Wonderful angles. Would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

  44. Verna says:

    Beautiful runner! I love those bright colors.

  45. Anne says:

    These fabrics are so vibrant and rich. Your pattern is stunning and came to life in a beautiful way when you used these fabrics.

  46. Mary says:

    Your runner is very striking! I love it! Your ruler really makes it look easy to make.

  47. Michele says:

    Love the fabrics and the runner is gorgeous!

  48. Debbie Pepin says:

    Beautiful use of color and pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  49. diane says:

    Wonderful runner made with gorgeous fabrics. How fun it would be to win. You always have patterns that look hard but not so.

  50. martha mumaw says:

    I have your first “Angles with ease book and would love to have the second!

  51. Linda in PA says:

    I love reading your blog and seeing your darling boys and your beautiful quilts! These fabrics are great. I’d love to win them and your book and ruler. Thanks for the chance.

  52. Diane H says:

    The colours in this line are fabulous. Thanks so much for a chance.

  53. Mary says:

    Very striking runner! Love your piecing techniques!

  54. Mary Jo says:

    LOVE LOVE that table runner!! Gonna have to make that! I love tablerunners because you don’t spend WEEKS or MONTHS makingthem!!

  55. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful colors.

  56. Dana Gaffney says:

    What a great giveaway, your tablerunner is gorgeous. Thank you.

  57. Judy Hutchens says:

    Would love the opportunity to try out the new rulers.

  58. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Love these colors and the tablerunner is beautiful. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  59. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the fat quarters!

  60. Rose Surratt says:

    Fabrics are great, love the colors, would love to win your book and ruler.

  61. Sherry B says:

    Your table runner is gorgeous, and I love the fabrics you used! I always enjoy seeing your projects and your backgrounds in the photos–pretty flowers compliment quilts, I believe! What a great giveaway—thank you!

  62. Bev Hoek says:

    Love the fabrics, your tablerunner is gorgeous!

  63. Just beautiful. I would love the fabric and I love the sweater top you made as well thanks for sharing your talent.

  64. Renea says:

    Beautiful table runner. Love the colors you used and the fabric bundle is gorgeous. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  65. Jocelyn says:

    Your pattern is amazing! And I love the fabrics. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  66. Norah Rice says:

    Simply gorgeous! Thank you for the drawing!

  67. Pat Evans says:

    Love everything about this project, the fabrics, the pattern and the chance to win. Thanks.

  68. Kate Duerksen says:

    Love your projects! I do need to get one of those rulers and try something a little different then I have been doing, as if I don’t have enough projects on the go.

  69. Molly A says:

    I love the bright colors and also the quilting you did on the black to tie in the fabric patterns!

  70. goonyburd says:

    I love your table runner – it’s so cool!

  71. Joan Bommen says:

    Your ruler and book make angles fun! Thanks for the new idea.

  72. Betty says:

    I love all the bright colors in the table runner. It would really brighten up a room.

  73. Kathy Sacchetti says:

    Lobe your project!! The fabrics are gorgeous & are perfect for that table runner!!

  74. Miriam says:

    Your runner is beautiful! I enjoy everything about the strips and angles–great project! If I should happen not to win… I’ll be looking for your book and ruler. The fabrics really sparkle in your stars, and the peppered cottons are becoming my favorite neutrals. Thank you for this opportunity to win!

  75. Deb Sinz says:

    Your runner is beautiful……I love the vibrant colors!!!! I truly love looking forward to your emails

  76. Sharon Ernst says:

    I LOVE that runner!! You an amazing woman!! Your emails are a little joy when they arrive! Winning the book & ruler would just make my day! Thank you, Heather. For all the beauty you add to our lives!

  77. Linda says:

    I just love the runner and fabrics–thanks for the chance to win this fab prize

  78. Elaine Watt says:

    The solid fabrics are beautiful and are something I would like to try as I usually choose prints. I’ve also wanted to try your ruler – the blocks made with it are stunning.

  79. Ronda says:

    Beautiful runner! Love those saturated colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Mary says:

    That is really beautiful. The fabrics make the design really pop.

  81. Pam O says:

    A fun runner and technique. Lovely fabrics along with your book and ruler– what a wonderful combination.

  82. Cyndi Luethge says:

    I love the fabrics you chose….you make it look so easy! … Very pretty!!

  83. Connie Lawrence says:

    Glad to find your blog with the interesting patterns and rulers.

  84. Donna Viar says:

    I love the runner! Your work is always fun to see, get ideas from and use for inspiration.

  85. Wendy says:

    Beautiful runner, love it’s twirly look and bright colors! Thanks!

  86. Annette Redford says:

    Beautiful runner! Love the striking, vibrant colors and the ease with which it goes together with your tools and techniques. 🙂

  87. Hmmmm love your out of the box grey back grown on your table runner…Ty for sharing your thoughts and idea… ps great giveaway……happyness04431@yahoo.com

  88. JoyceLM says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful table runner. Happy anniversary to Jaftex & thanks for the chance to win.

  89. Lou Ellen says:

    Your table runner is absolutely stunning in the bright colors! Love reading your blog.

  90. boluh says:

    Thank you Heather for the keen looking table runner. Your work is so beautiful. Also thank you for a chance to win this generous package of awe-inspiring goodies.

  91. Sue Marshall says:

    What a beautiful star runner! Good to know that it is not as hard to make, as it looks. Definitely want to give this a try. Thanks!

  92. Judy Laird says:

    Love the colors and have been wanting your ruler for a while. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  93. Robyn McClelland says:

    :ove the runner and pattern. Thanks for the chance!

  94. Linda Krueger says:

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway – those fabrics are just beautiful …and the book with this great pattern…YAY!

  95. Ashley says:

    That is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

  96. Carol Broughton says:

    Your table runner is so pretty and I love the scrappy binding!

  97. Ursula says:

    What a striking table runner. I always love strip piecing techniques that look so stunning. Thanks for the chance to win some of that gorgeous fabric.

  98. Laura says:

    Love the pattern and your fabric choices. Will be buying your book if I don’t win as the idea is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Sandy N says:

    Love the table runner! Your book looks like a great one. My favorite quilt in the book is Petals on a String and I think it would be great made with the giveaway bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  100. Kate says:

    I love the bright tone-on-tone prints! They are lovely in your stars.

  101. Barbara says:

    Great post and tablerunner. Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Bonnie Johnson says:

    What beautiful colors!

  103. Heidi says:

    Stunning stars! Looks like a fun technique too – I am lovin this hop!

  104. Marsha Nelson says:

    The runner is beautiful and so are the fabrics you used.

  105. Deb P says:

    LOVE it, so striking(does not hurt that stars are my very favorite go to) and the fabric is yummy. Would absolutely make use of it. I have your book, Angles with Ease 2 and Triangler so I would be ready to go if it comes to me! Thanks for the chance.

  106. Susan says:

    I love your runner, & the way you quilted it! Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome prize pack!

  107. Kaye M. says:

    I love the colors in your table runner and it definitely does look complicated! With your directions and ruler it will be alot easier to make!

  108. Sunnybec says:

    Wow gorgeous colours! Thank you for the chance.

  109. carolyn montgomery says:

    your table runner is gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win.

  110. Diane W says:

    Pretty fabric!

  111. LINDA says:

    Happy Day! Beautiful table runner! Thank You for your neat Blog, Inspiration and this generous Giveaway!

  112. Great job showcasing those fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

  113. Donna W says:

    Your table runner is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win your book, ruler and fabric.

  114. I really like the table runner that you have created! Thank you for having this wonderful give away also! It would be fun to create with everything you are including. I hope that you have a wonderful creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

  115. blueturtle19 says:

    As soon as I saw the first photo of your runner I fell in love! I wasn’t familiar with your work but I really want to learn your techniques. Thank you for being a part of the Blog Hop so that I could discover you!!

  116. Linda L says:

    Love the colors and pattern of your table runner. It is a very neat project!

  117. Lisa Marie says:

    Wow, the runner is spectacular! That’s a lovely stack of fabrics that would work in so many projects. Thanks for the chance to win, I always love your books and patterns.

  118. Cathy Karlak says:

    Love it all. Would love to win the supplies to make it myself!

  119. Janet Mays says:

    Heather, I am not able to see pictures in birthday blog hop.

    Sent from my iPad


  120. Ioleen says:

    This is a beautiful runner so bright and colourful. It would be wonderful to win this giveaway and made one for my table. Thanks.

  121. Susan K Quilts says:

    Beautiful star runner. Making complicated designs with an easy technique = fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. Delaine says:

    Your Strip Stars table runner is just beautiful! And the construction method you describe is fascinating. I have never heard of it. Thanks!

  123. Joyce Carter says:

    What a gorgeous runner, and it does look very complicated to make. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway.

  124. Janie says:

    Love the color choices of your runner. I would love to win your ruler, and book. The bundle would be a bonus. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  125. Linda says:

    Your table runner is a perfect example of why I love quilting. Simple(ish) to do and looks complicated! I have some of your books, btw, and really like them.

  126. I would love to win this to learn this great technique! Wow! I love this table runner!

  127. Candie Fraham says:

    What a super fun table runner! I would love to make this as a gift for friend.

  128. Carmen says:

    It would be great to win! I love the colors, and the ruler would be great to have

  129. lazyquilter says:

    Such gorgeous colors and what a neat pattern to show them off! Love those stars. 🙂

  130. Elaine Morgan says:

    Oh how I would love to win the fabric, book, and ruler! I think a QUILT would be the answer!! I love the stars and would really like to try this technique! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  131. Kathie L says:

    Love your books and ruler. It would make a great raffle prize for my guild. I’d share the love!! Thanks.

  132. Frankie says:

    Love the runner! Great mix of pattern and color — I want to make one now!

  133. Gayle G. says:

    Love all your patterns! The colors you used for this runner are wonderful. Would love to try your ruler. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  134. Michele Ward says:

    Love your Strip Stars pattern!! Great combination of colors!! Thank you for a great giveaway!!

  135. Melissa says:

    Such a gorgeous table runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  136. Shelly J says:

    Love the runner. Such a great technique!

  137. Connie Cain says:

    Love the runner and the colors are wonderful! Would love to win. 🙂

  138. quilterpt says:

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing your great project and for sharing a wonderful giveaway!

  139. Kristi says:

    What a stunning runner! I love the bright colors. This pattern would make a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. Emily says:

    Beautiful runner! I love those colors and would have fun playing with your ruler!

  141. Teresa says:

    How lovely this is and I love the way you have done the binding

  142. Joy says:

    CUTE!!! table runner. The gray shows off the Folio Basics wonderfully.

  143. Donna says:

    Heather, these colors are beautiful! The runner is very striking. And you have such easy techniques to get it done!

  144. Zanymouse says:

    Your runner is so beautiful! I just love those spinning stars, and I would be so happy to win this awesome prize. Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Danette garrett says:

    Beautiful colors

  146. Phyllis Baas says:

    Cheery table runner-love to win your ruler

  147. Dian Hoffman says:

    Very nice table runner with beautiful, inspiring colors. Love the fabric. Thanks.

  148. Carol C says:

    Such lovely fabrics.

  149. Marti M says:

    Love the colors. The table runner is beautiful!

  150. Colleen Coffman says:

    I love your pattern! It looks so complicated but I see from your pictures that it wouldn’t be to make it. Thank you for designing such a beautiful runner. The fabric choices you made are beautiful too.

  151. deanneellen says:

    Would love to win the fat quarters. The colors are stunning. Love your designs.

  152. Amy L says:

    I love how bright and cheery your runner is with these fabrics. The colors of this line are just the right amount of color saturation for many of my projects. Thanks for sharing with us!

  153. mary jo says:

    What a great runner and the fabric is stunning. Thanks.

  154. T says:

    LOVE your runner & would LOVE to win the gorgeous fabric, book & ruler! Thanks!!!

  155. Sharon Peterson says:

    I love your this runner; the fabric and colors are beautiful. I have been buying your patterns and fabrics for many years. The first class I took from you was in Ada, Mn (several years ago). That quilt rests on the back of my couch at the lake. I have had the privilege to take a couple of other classes from you and am waiting patiently to take more.

  156. Annmarie says:

    Wow, great giveaway! I’m doing table runners for Christmas gifts this year! Perfect!!

  157. regenahobert says:

    That runner looks so bright and happy! I have to make it!!! I’m just starting out on my quilting journey and I am sooooo excited that there is so much information out there for me, and other newbies like me, to learn from the best and grow into our own passion!

  158. Connie Campbell says:

    Beautiful fabrics in a beautiful runner!! I would love to win your giveaway!

  159. Joanna says:

    Love the mix of solids in your whirly stars. The brights jump out of the background. Congrats to Jaftex.

  160. What a lovely table runner such bright colors. I am nosey about the book.

  161. Linda from Pittsburgh says:

    Thank you for the color inspiration! This project is on my “to do” list!

  162. Karen quilts says:

    Good use of all the fabric colors in your bundle. I love the stars and will have to look into getting the ruler, it looks very interesting!

  163. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I have found myself using a lot more bright fabrics lately. These would be perfect in a new project! Would love to make something from your book, too!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. Carol says:

    I love the fabric – they would work for a transparency quilt too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  165. Patty says:

    Love love the colors you got to use, would love to win

  166. Very nice project. Looks like a lot of fun!!!

  167. Love the bright colors and pattern you used in the table runner.

  168. Cecilia says:

    Your runner is beautiful! I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  169. sheena stone says:

    Amazing colours and sense of movement. Particularly love the scrappy border.

  170. Esther Grimes says:

    This is beautiful!

  171. Jackie Papallo says:

    Heather I love your patterns and books! Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize.

  172. Judy Zoll says:

    Thanks for the give away. I have a weakness for rulers and books!

  173. Mary Preston says:

    Such a beautiful runner. I love it.

  174. Linda Webster says:

    I love the bright colours in the stars and the muted background of your runner. So much more interesting with the addiitonal colours in the arms of the stars. Beautiful!

  175. Leslie says:

    I love your colorful project. So bright and cheery.

  176. Rhonda Best says:

    Your choice of colors, the entire runner project is stunning! I would love to make something like it, thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize. mtmom57@gmail.com

  177. Laurie says:

    I would love to win this package! The runner looks so difficult – it would be a real confidence booster to complete it 🙂 Thank you for the chance!!

  178. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a awesome prize!

  179. farmquilter says:

    Your table runner is beautiful!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the fabric AND your book (with the ruler) so I could make one of these for myself!!!

  180. Gail says:

    So fresh and such beautiful colours. It would be a joy to win the fabric bundle. Thanks for the history lesson on Henry Glass. I love reading about how the roots of today’s companies.

  181. Belinda K-N says:

    Wow – your runner is INCREDIBLE! I just adore your patterns and books…and your blog is always interesting. I would love to win your giveaway and put the prizes to good use – thank you for the chance!

  182. Teresa B. says:

    I love the rainbow colors and would like to give the triangle technique a try!

  183. LeAnne L says:

    These are gorgeous fabrics. I could really put them to good use. And I really like your table runner.

  184. Greta says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  185. connie says:

    Love the colors and your pattern

  186. Evie H says:

    I like your runner and love the Folio Basics fabrics. I have several colors of those in my stash and would love to win more! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  187. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    I love the colors and the design, especially with the grey Peppered cotton. I had to look for the hint of how you use the ruler and I’m inspired! Thanks for the info, and I’ll look for your book.

  188. Great fabrics and I like the table runner.

  189. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful table runner. The fabrics sparkle on that gray background. I really ;like the way you tied it together with the binding. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  190. Shirley J B says:

    Awesome fabrics and fabulous runner!!

  191. Sandi says:

    I have been reading your blog for years and you never fail to creative something stunning that I now want to make too.

  192. Tammy M. says:

    The runner looks like it could come alive with just a little breeze! Beautiful!

  193. Claudia says:

    I’d like to make your table runner.

  194. Sandy K says:

    This runner is awesome. I would love to re-create it for myself. Thanks for the chance.

  195. Vicki H says:

    I just found your blog and am now a new subscriber. I LOVE the runner.

  196. Patricia Ludwiczak says:

    I just love the colors and shapes on your runner…it looks pretty challenging! I truly appreciate all the work you put into your terrific books and blog. I look forward to reading each new entry and always look for your books. I’d love to win one! Thanks for the chance.

  197. Dot says:

    The runner is fabulous! I love the rainbow of color.

  198. Angelia says:

    I’d love a chance to win!

  199. andrea says:

    Awesome table runner! Just the perfect fabric for your design!

  200. Sarah says:

    These fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  201. duchick says:

    Making table runners is one of my sewing goals this year, and I am in loooove with yours! Yes, I would definitely need the ruler and that fabric is the best! Keeping my fingers crossed here!!!

  202. Amy says:

    That is the coolest table runner! I would love to make that. Please pick me 😀. Thank you for the chance.

  203. Rosemarie Sabey says:

    These are beautiful fabrics and your runner really shows them off! Thanks for the chance to win!

  204. Lynn D in NC says:

    I love the design in the table runner. Great job and pattern. Thanks for the chance to win this yummy bundle of fabrics.

  205. Arlene M. says:

    Beautiful runner! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  206. Kristine says:

    I love this! And especially the simple strips turning into complicated designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  207. Pam says:

    I love the way your runner spins! I’m a fan of everything you create Heather. Thanks for sharing your work and your book and ruler, and these beautiful fabrics. I hope you had a great Labor Day with your family.

  208. Vicki says:

    I love to quilt. I swear I have quilters ADHD. I’m always seeing something else I want to make. I love Anka’s Treasures. I’ve made 1 of your quilts. And 5 or 6 table runners. What do people who don’t sew do to keep sane??

  209. Just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  210. Sarah J. says:

    I love how you chose a darker background for those colors- lovely!

  211. Amanda Best says:

    Beautiful fabric and the star pattern is amazing! They look great together. Thanks for the giveaway!
    my email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

  212. Mary Ann says:

    Beautiful fabric, beautiful runner.Would be fun to win this giveaway.

  213. NancyL says:

    Love the gray peppered cotton backround and how it sets off the other colors, and the quilting in the stars! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  214. Sandy says:

    Happy 85th Birthday to Jaftex! Such colorful fabric and a beautiful table runner. Thanks, Heather, for sharing. Really enjoy your blog.

  215. Patty Bretheim says:

    I’ve followed your blog for a long time, a very striking runner. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric, book and ruler. Patty B

  216. Jen B says:

    Your runner is great, I was sure it was going to be paper pieced at first, you ruler looks really useful.

  217. jane d says:

    Love your runner and the fabric is “sew” yummy!

  218. Avon says:

    I would love a chance to win, thanks

  219. Beth T. says:

    Wow, if your ruler can teach me how to make those sharp points and striking designs, I am very intrigued! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  220. Paula L says:

    What a lovely project with the “Pop” of beautiful colors! Love the fabric also!!

  221. Monica M. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win with this blog hop. I have enjoyed other patterns (Gypsy girl quilt) and books (On the run again).that you have written.

  222. sandralouise says:

    Such a cool project and great colors. I’d love to win!

  223. Vanessa Pardoe says:

    Just Beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  224. Lizzie says:

    Love the pattern and the bright colours used for the table runner. Thanks for the opportunity to win…….fingers crossed!

  225. Mary H says:

    Runner is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win the fabric and book and ruler. Have a great day!

  226. Pam Peterson says:

    As usual you’ve made something fun and not so complicated. Love that fabric too!

  227. Mom C says:

    Really like the runner. I love rainbow and bright and doable projects and yours hit all my buttons. And rulers, love, good usable rulers. Thanks.

  228. Kathy Cummings says:

    Thank you . Your creation is gorgeous!

  229. Jean says:

    Blog hops are wonderful. They lead you to things you might have missed, like this new book and tool. Love the table runner and would make a couple for gifts.

  230. Quilting Tangent says:

    Very pretty table runner.

  231. What fun! I really like the gray for a background fabric instead of white. While white is crisp and beautiful when new, it often gets dingy and gray or yellow looking with use and washings. I would love to try your special ruler, too!

  232. Alice says:

    Would love to win. Fantastic book; as are all of them. I have several!!

  233. I stopped over at your other blog post on the other projects from your book, and they all look complicated, but I can see how super simple they would be. Thank you for participating in this blog hop!

  234. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    As always, perky with pizzaz from you.

  235. sndy1 says:

    What a fabulous prize–thanks for the chance to win.

  236. awesome fabrics! thanks for the chance to win!

  237. Kathy S. says:

    The table runner is so bright and cheerful. I also love the spinning stars. You come up with some really fun patterns!

  238. Patty says:

    Love the fabrics and your pattern. My house needs that bright pop!

  239. Carrie S says:

    Another beautiful runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  240. Karen Simpson says:

    The colors are so contemporary and would work with so many trendy decors. thanks for the inspiration.

  241. April says:

    I love the stars! They’re so cute and pinwheel-like!

  242. shauna scholes says:

    I always love your projects they are so fun and colorful

  243. Lori says:

    I love seeing the beautiful things you create. Thanks for the giveaway!

  244. Katy M says:

    What an amazing prize! I’d love to have a got at making your quilt x

  245. chanzy01 says:

    I love your project but then again I love your quilts. The fabric is wonderful and makes it pop. I already have your ruler and 1st book so if I win my sister will be getting the ruler so maybe she will stop using mine. She can’t have the book but I’ll let her borrow it.

  246. Sarah says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book! Your table runner is beautiful — my daughter is requesting a star quilt, and if it is easy like you say, this may be the one for me to try.

  247. Very nicely done and great colors!

  248. Stunning! I thought for sure it was paper pieced. I would love to win so I can make this table runner as well.

  249. Kathleen Gee says:

    What a generous giveaway! I really enjoy your blog. You are so talented in so many areas, that I always feel inspired by your posts. Thanks for the chance to win your book and ruler, not to mention the beautiful fabric.

  250. Love the colors they really pop against the Pepper Cottens. I would so like to win your book, ruler, and fabric. Ideas are forming already.

  251. Would love to win. What a beautiful table runner

  252. I love love love stars! I’ve recently tried strip-piecing, and getting my feet wet has made me want to try more!

  253. lisamcgriff says:

    Yes I would LOVE to win these fabrics…. Your star runner is beautiful!

  254. Andrea Payne says:

    Love the fabrics! Thanks for the generous offer too!

  255. stanleybeagle says:

    I would love to win! Your work is beautiful

  256. myzbarb says:

    Your runner would make a lovely Christmas gift!

  257. Judy says:

    Your table runner is gorgeous! I love all the color and stars blocks are one of my favorites.

  258. Karen McMahon says:

    I love the table runner! Thanks for the opportunities to win the beautiful fabric and your book.

  259. stichnnurse says:

    I LOVE those TOT prints. they are gorgeous!!!!!!

  260. reeskylr says:

    That is beautiful! I think those brights really make the angles pop. Thank you for the chance to win!

  261. Love your table runner and would like to make one for myself. I hope to win your book and ruler as well as this awesome fabric – thanks for the chance.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  262. Deborah says:

    Thank you for the chance to win great prizes! Your table runner is lovely.

  263. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    So clever to see an easy way to make this design, Kathy in Colo

  264. Whitney says:

    So pretty! Love the simple fabrics!

  265. Pat D says:

    Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabrics, pattern and ruler. I don’t know how you find time to do it all with those two adorable little boys.

  266. Your runner is simply sweet, Heather! Such a clever design and really shows off those pretty fabrics. Beautiful quilting, too!

  267. Debby Errigo says:

    OMGosh! I Love Love Love your runner and the design!! I’d be thrilled to win these fabulous prizes – I would get right to work making (or at least trying to make) that runner! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  268. maggielou says:

    I would love to have this bundle with your ruler and book What a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

  269. Gorgeous runner! And really easy with the right tool.

  270. Anne Simonot says:

    Very pretty fabrics and as always, a lovely project from you! I would love to win!

  271. Janet T says:

    I love your quilt and the way you did the stars! They just POP!!

  272. Judy Maggio says:

    What gorgeous colors! Great stars!

  273. BFromM says:

    I love the movement of the stars, and how the grey background makes them stand out.

  274. Barbara Martin says:

    What a beautiful and amazing table runner. I love the colors and the design! I would love to win your items, What a wonderful blog! Thank you for the chance to win!

  275. Susan Paxton says:

    Love the table runner…the colors are delicious…Would love to win!!

  276. teri says:

    Absolutely love these fabrics in your runner.

  277. Judy Johnson says:

    Another great runner. I just love your designs and the colors on this runner are awesome.

  278. Emily C says:

    What beautiful colors! I love that the stars look like pinwheels.

  279. Claudia Voorhees says:

    Love your runner….would love to make a few of those. Thanks for the chance to win.

  280. MoniqueB says:

    That runner is just gorgeous! I love the pattern. I thought for sure it was paper pieced when I first saw it

  281. Sherryl W. says:

    Oh my gosh, I love it! Love the fabric, love the runner, love the ruler. Sign me up! LOL

  282. Mary says:

    Very nice runner and the grey Peppered cotton sets off the brights nicely.

  283. Miranda Evans says:

    Such a fun project- I’d love to make a throw out of those blocks!

  284. Liz Samlow says:

    i like it!

  285. Vicky says:

    Love your table runner. Really enjoy those bright colors and the way the design makes it pop. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  286. Gloria Yates says:

    Your designs are wonderful and love the colors. Hope I win this giveaway, the fabric is beautiful!

  287. JD Little says:

    The block looks so complicated to make, but with the ruler it looks very easy. Love it.

  288. Lisa E says:

    The bright colors look great with your runner pattern. Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful bundle.

  289. Helen says:

    Your table runner is beautiful and you have made it look easy. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  290. MoeWest says:

    I love the design and colours in your runner! I’d love to give it a try.

  291. diane b says:

    Heather, It’s nice to meet you. Bright colors are me and I love stars too. Your strip stars runner is astonishing . A novice like me could make those:) Thank you so much for sharing.

  292. Julie Craven says:

    Great runner. Adore the binding.
    Thank you for a chance to win.

  293. I love the way you used the gray with bright colors, and then plopped on a dark background to make such a visual impact! The back is so pretty I think I’d flip it from time to time to show that off. Your binding happens to be one of my favorites. I like to sew different colored jelly roll strips together to get a rainbow binding effect also!

  294. Nicole Sender says:

    What a beautiful runner! Such awesome colors! I’d love to sew a project from your book.

  295. Becky says:

    Beautiful runner! I thought it was paper-pieced when I first saw it. Love all the detail. Thanks for the chance to enter the give-away.

  296. Susan V. says:

    I love the ruler! The runner has a very nice design and being able to make it easier is great!

  297. Ellie Paquette says:

    Wonderful use of color with the grey background. Would love to win your book and ruler so I could make some of your designs. Thanks for the opportunity.

  298. Kathee Nelson says:

    Beautiful use of fabrics and colors.

  299. Ellee says:

    With those yummy fabrics I would make a beautiful quilt for my granddaughter.

  300. Sheila Ivany says:

    Wow what a cool table runner. Would enjoy your book & the ruler to try your designs, Thank for a chance to win:)

  301. Helen LeBrett says:

    That’s a beautiful table runner: I love the concept of the strips and then cutting the triangles out of them! So pretty, and I love the scrappy binding; it brings an extra sparkle to the runner. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric and the extra generosity of adding your book and ruler to the bundle!! 🙂

  302. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I love your use of these fabrics. (actually I looked at your other patterns and I think I love them all LOL) I’d love a chance to win your book and ruler.

  303. Lori Smanski says:

    wow these fabrics are so pretty. and your runner, wow, it is just stunning

  304. Dawn Jones says:

    The runner is great, thank you for sharing. Thank you for sponsoring such a great prize. I am new here, and will look forward to following you, have a great day!

  305. Christine Sullivan says:

    Oh wow, what bright happy colors! I love your table runner. I wouldn’t attempt it without your book and ruler. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize pack.

  306. Jolyn Olson says:

    Love the table runner and would love to win the fabrics to make it!

  307. Marilyn says:

    Your table runner is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win the fabrics, and your book and ruler. A fantastic giveaway.

  308. Megan Williams says:

    I absolutely LOVE the fabric and the technique looks fun! Thanks for t he chance!!!

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  310. Love love the runner.. and those fabrics have me drooling!

  311. Kathy Davis says:

    Beautiful table runner. Beautiful fabric. I would love to make this.

  312. Marissa C. says:

    What a fun table runner! I’m crazy about those colors.

  313. Brenda says:

    Love your projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

  314. gibbspeggy says:

    Beautiful table runner. Not sure I could make one like that, but I could use the fabric for quilts for charity.

  315. Nesta says:

    Wonderful runner! The colours are impressive and really make your blocks stand out!

  316. Goodness what a fun book and handy triangular tool to win! I previewed your book, and I love the Christmas tree and house quilt! Fun projects! I definitely like the way you used the leftover scraps for the binding….it’s gorgeous. I would love to get some small Christmassy quilts done, and some table runners. This pattern is one I’d like to try.

  317. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    That is one gorgeous table runner

  318. Joan M says:

    Your table runner is gorgeous. Such beautiful fabric! Thank you for the chance to win this generous giveaway.

  319. piroska says:

    Your runner is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours!

  320. dianne says:

    Really like the runner, colors set it off nicely

  321. Kay Lemieux says:

    I love the bright colors. They always make me smile 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway!
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  322. Linda Haley says:

    Love the table runner! Looks like a really fun pattern! Thanks for the chance to win.

  323. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    Wonderful looking runner, I use them all the time and would love to make this one! Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric AND your book and ruler – so generous!! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  324. Sally MB says:

    Such a beautiful table runner. Your choices, excellent! I sure hope to learn this technique regardless of whether I win the giveaway. Wow.

  325. Cathy says:

    Holy moly! This is my favorite project I’ve seen so far! (I just barely saw the hop today and am going backwards from today 9/22) What an amazing design and those colors! LOVE LOVE LOVE thanks a bunch!

  326. KJ says:

    What a pretty quilt. Thanks for the chance to win all those great prizes.

  327. Ramona says:

    The table runner is beautiful and feels so bight and happy. I have seen your book and the quilt in a store in Wyoming and fell in love with it. They were out of the two items so I didn’t get them so winning would be great. Thank you for the wonderful creations you do and for contributing to the quilt world.

  328. lindybigd says:

    What a beautiful runner and way to show off these great fabrics! I’d love to win!

  329. Joanne Roberts says:

    Thank you for giving prizes. I love anything pin wheel related. Joanrob8@aol.com

  330. Jennie says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, love your quilts

  331. Joyce Hennessey says:

    Beautiful runner. Would love to win. You can never have to many rulers or new ideas.

  332. Mary D says:

    All of that runner awesomeness was created with a ruler? I love the project you created with those spinning stars. This is a great blog hop with new blogs for me to visit and so much inspiration to see.

  333. Heather B says:

    What a gorgeous runner! I would love to win and check out your book!

  334. Kath H says:

    Congrats to whoever wins these prizes!

  335. I love that star tablerunner. And the fabrics are so lovely! Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to win and be able to make that tablerunner.

  336. Judy D says:

    Beautiful fabrics and pattern. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  337. dcholley says:

    Love the runner. I doubt I’ll win the contest but hope lives eternal! The stripping technique is really cool!

  338. Diantha Howard says:

    Beautiful fabrics ! I’d love to win them.

  339. Debbie Miller says:

    Such a striking table runner-gorgeous! The fabrics are beautiful and thanks for the chance to win them and your book and ruler!

  340. Shelor says:

    What a gorgeous table runner. I do so love bright colors.

  341. Pamela R says:

    A very lovely way to use those gorgeous fabrics.

  342. Sally Forrest says:

    The colours here are lovely, so bright and fresh. I have never made anything as complicated as this; is it really as easy as you say.

  343. Karen says:

    Love the table runner and also the colors. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

  344. Sallie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

  345. Janice Regier says:

    Thanks so much ! I love this ! Gonna have to get the ruler and book and do this !

  346. Terri says:

    Your runner is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  347. Susan McGregor says:

    This runner looks stunning – and so intricate. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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