The Trendy Table Preview, Part 1

Today I get to share more details on the projects from my latest book, “The Trendy Table”.   I have already shared a little bit about the inspiration for the book here.


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I’m going to share half of the projects today, and the other half in my next post.  There are 15 projects, all written for Precuts.  I geared  the fabric requirements to the closest size Precut because I generally use a lot of Precuts and I know my customers do as well.  It’s the easiest way to buy small amounts of fabric for runners, and still get the scrappy look.  Of course if you want to use your stash or scraps, that will work fine too.

And by the way – this post is long!  I have tons of photos to share.  They don’t all make it into the book, so this is my place to share them all 🙂

First up, this fun shot, taken at my Brother and SIL’s house.

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And a close-up of the fabrics –

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Pattern Name:  Charisma.

Precut Used: 5″ Squares

Featured Fabrics:  Summerfest by April Rosethal and Moda Black Crossweave

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If you’ve been coming here for a while, you know I love runners and find all kinds of places to put them.  They aren’t just for tables, and since I have limited wall space in my house for larger quilts, runners are just perfect for me.  (The shot below is taken at my Sister’s house).

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Pattern Name: Capri

Precut Used:  5″ Squares

Featured Fabrics:  Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

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Pattern Name:  Rock Candy

Precut Used:  10″ Squares

Featured Fabric line:  Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

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I really took a lot of photos of this one.  I just can’t get enough of that red background!

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Pattern Name:  Frosted

Precut Used:  This is one exception in the book.  It requires a little yardage of 3 fabrics.

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Pattern Name:  Wrapped

Precut Used:  10″ squares

Featured Fabric line:  Juniper Berry by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics

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I think this one would make a good birthday party runner too – Just change out the Christmas fabrics for some bright and fun prints.

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And because I couldn’t get enough of this fabric line – Another one using Juniper Berry.

Pattern Name:  Alpine

Precut Used:  10″ Squares

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Pattern Name:  Falling Leaves

Precut Used:  10″ squares (6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scraps will work too)

Featured Fabrics:  The background is Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Graphite, made by Kauffman Fabrics.  The leaves are assorted shot cottons from my stash, mostly Peppered Cottons and Kaffe Fasset shot cottons.

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I enjoyed trying out a new quilting technique for this one.  I have never done straight line quilting on my long arm before and it was kind of fun.

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So that’s the first half of the preview!  As I do with all my new products, I’d like to give away a copy of the new book to one of my readers.  To be entered to win, just leave a comment saying which runner you would make first if you were to win.  I will announce the randomly selected winner in my next post.


If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, click here.  (available for shipment now).  Most of the quilt shops that have preordered the book should have their copies by now, so please check your local quilt shop as well.


Thanks and have a great weekend!







About Heather Peterson

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142 Responses to The Trendy Table Preview, Part 1

  1. marie says:

    Rocky Candy, I love the red background.

  2. Betty Steenerson says:

    I would make Capri. I love all the bright colors in it.

  3. susan ruschak pawelski says:

    Falling leaves….I like the straight line quilting and I need to practice feathers.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. GrannyC says:

    Wow! Rock Candy. (Then Wrapped. Then Alpine. I want to make them all!!). Gorgeous work!

  5. Kris P says:

    Rock Candy is at the top of my list, too. I love how your quilting of the red background makes the candy just jump right off the runner. It looks so 3 dimensional. Another great group of patterns. Congrats!

  6. Barbara Lundin says:

    Wrapped. And then Frosted.

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I would either do Charisma or Capri, gorgeous.

  8. Melissa Grohs says:

    These are so gorgeous! I’d love to make several for Christmas gifts this year, and our kitchen table needs a runner, too!

  9. Laurie says:

    Hi there! Happy Mother’s Day!!! I would LOVE to win this book – so many great projects 🙂 CAPRI would be my first choice to make!

  10. Celene Hern says:

    Falling leaves! Great stuff Heather!

  11. Lisa Sweet says:

    What a fabulous presentation! Great staging! My first runner would be “Frosted.”

  12. The first runner I would like to make from your book is Falling Leaves.

  13. Sandy K says:

    My first would be Charisma.

  14. Gloria says:

    I would love to make the “Frosted” runner first.

  15. Vicki H says:

    I like Wrapped and Charisma best.

  16. Rebecca says:

    Cool book. I would make Frosted!

  17. Mary Ann says:

    I like Rock Candy and Wrapped……..difficult to choose as they are all so great.

  18. Louise says:

    I like all of them! Maybe I would start with Capri. I could think about sunny days beside the sea while sewing.

  19. Heide says:

    Great stuff! Rock candy ROCKS!!

  20. Susan Ikin says:

    First up is Charisma, just for me, then I see a list of gifts to make , all in your book.

  21. Sherry Johnston says:

    I would make Falling Leaves first since Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the gray background and the way you quilted it.

  22. Dianne says:

    You create such beautiful things. I would make Frosted

  23. Brenda says:

    It would either be Rock Candy or Charisma that I would make first. Love these table runners.

  24. Deb Sinz says:

    Wow, great patterns……not sure which I like best…..I love them all.

  25. Lisa Marie says:

    Goodness, they’re all so darn cute! I would probably make “Wrapped” first since I love to give table runners as gifts at Christmas.

  26. tami says:

    Wrapped…for sure! I also love the black cabinet and red chair 😉 Did you paint those?

  27. Karen Wolter says:

    I just love all of those table runners, the first one I would make would be wrapped to share with the kids and grandkids for all of the birthday. Have a great Mother’s Day!

  28. Lori says:

    All of your runners are beautiful! I would probably maked “Wrapped” in a birthday theme like you suggested because we have 3 birthdays to celebrate in July.

  29. Deborah Manning says:

    All are beautiful. I would make “Frosted”. Very serene color. Thank you, Heather.

  30. Mary says:

    They are all wonderful! I would make Charisma Rock Candy first since it is spring, then do the leaves and the Wrapped and Alpine for fall and the holidays.
    I so enjoy seeing your quilting. I always get some great ideas.

  31. Pat D says:

    Wow, hard to choose just one. If I have to choose, then Falling Leaves. Can’t wait to see the other half. Thanks Heather and Happy Mothers Day.

  32. Becky says:

    You’ve hit it out of the park again! I think I’ll start with Rock Candy, but definitely have my eye on Wrapped for the holidays. Thanks!

  33. Teresa Farrell says:

    They look great, Heather. It would be hard to decide between Wrapped or Rock Candy. They both look so much fun. But I think Rock Candy would win out. I am a sucker for red!

  34. Oh my, I love them all! Wrapped would be first for me, followed closely by Falling Leaves. Thanks for the fun!

  35. Dana says:

    Hard to choose, but I think I would make Wrapped first. They are all really fun projects!

  36. Dawn says:

    I love them all, too! Frosted would be first for me, followed closely by Wrapped. Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  37. Darlene B says:

    Beautiful runners!

  38. Darlene B says:

    Oops…forgot to say that I would make Wrapped or Charisma first, followed by Frosted!

  39. I really like all of your runners! So beautiful and creative. I love the idea of wrapped in bright fun fabrics to use at birthday dinners. I’d probably make it first, but I also love Rock Candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Sue Benson says:

    How would I choose. Love them all. Especially Wrapped, Frosty and Rock Candy. But I think I’d like to try Rock Candy first. It’s really different. Reminds of a hanging Christmas Decoration. I could do all 3 ready for Christmas. Just gorgeous. Congratulations on the book.

  41. Nan says:

    My favorite is wrapped. I love the size & that it could easily be birthday as well. The colors of all the runners are just gorgeous. Enjoyed the pic in your last post of your darling boys! Such happy guys. Happy Mothers Day to you!

  42. Diane W says:

    Frosted. In a quilt. And I’d make wrapped in a quilt too.

  43. Pam Peterson says:

    I love blues, and I love snowflake designs, so Frosted will be my first runner made. Thanks for giving us a sneak peak!

  44. Mary says:

    Capri has a great modern vibe that I believe my crew would appreciate my making. *wink*. I was bummed because all the pics didn’t load so I can’t see all of them. Runners are instant gratification pieces that I enjoy gifting. Look forward to your book…so I can see all if them. Lol

  45. fweeatwast says:

    Beautiful book! Congratulations. Alpine or Frosted? I’ve been doing a mental inventory of my stash trying to decide which of these great runners to make first. Maybe I could start both at the same time! Sounds like a plan to me.

  46. Elaine says:

    Charisma first, then Capri and they both use my favorite precut, the charm pack! I love Wrapped for the holidays too. This book looks like a must have!!

  47. Sally K says:

    Ohhhh! I always like what you do but I really love all of these. I think I will start with Rock Candy and then work my way through the rest of the book. Such wonderful runners!

  48. Sandra says:

    I like falling leaves the most, but it is hard to choose! They are all so lovely! I would eventually do all of them.

  49. Carol Harriman says:

    I’d love to have falling leaves made for my call decor. Looks like many of the others would be fun to make and gift for Christmas. Great patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.r

  50. Carol Harriman says:

    I’d love to have falling leaves made for my call decor. Looks like many of the others would be fun to make and gift for Christmas. Great patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Linda T says:

    Charisma and falling leaves is a close second

  52. Sandy Wootten says:

    Definitely Rock Candy, it’s just beautiful.

  53. Love them all but I’m going to go with Wrapped! Beautiful.

  54. VickiT says:

    This is an awesome group of runners. Gosh, I can’t believe it’s only half of them from your book. Wow. I really love Capri the most…….I THINK.

  55. Wow, it’s a difficult choice between Frosted and Alpine, but I would surely make Frosted first and Alpine second. All your designs are must makes!!

  56. Joy P says:

    Wow, hard decision – they are all great! The first that had me thinking about fabric and “how do you sew that together?” was Capri. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  57. Evelyn Rau says:

    The first runner I would make , is Capri. There is something special in that runner. I love seeing all your photos, especially the ones taken from above the runner.

  58. Chris says:

    As always your patterns are beautiful and your fabric selections are perfect for each project!! I think I would make the runner called “Capri” first but then I would get right onto “Rock Candy”!! What a fun book!!!

  59. Susan ferg says:

    Rock candy is the perfect Christmas runner. My favorite colors together. Wow!

  60. Ann in NC says:

    You have another terrific book! A great variety of table runners! It is hard to pick a favorite – my top three – Capri, Rock Candy, and Falling Leaves.

  61. Carrie S says:

    Beautiful patterns! I think I’d make Capri first, then probably Frosted. I think I know what I’ll give as Christmas gifts this year…either the Wrapped or Alpine… 🙂

  62. Patty Bretheim says:

    I would make the runner Charisma, it’s so pretty. Fabrics really pop against a black background. Thanks for another beautiful book. I have several of your books, love them all. You also have 2 very handsome boys. Thanks, Patty

  63. Margie F. says:

    Wrapped, in Christmas fabrics! Then Rock Candy. Really, I love all of them!

  64. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I would make Capri first. It reminds me of summer!

  65. Jane Eilderts says:

    Wrapped!! Loved all of the runners!

  66. catkiz says:

    Charisma first! But I really like all of them and would probably make Wrapped next.

  67. patricia ludwiczak says:

    it’s Rock Candy first for me, then Frosted, then Juniper Berries…..I’m sensing a pattern!

  68. Linda Fleming says:

    They’re all beautiful. Falling leaves is my favorite. I love the colors you’ve used and the quilting designs!

  69. Carol Broughton says:

    I think I would have to make all of the table runners but would start with Falling Leaves. Congrats on your newest book. I’ve made several of your patterns and found them to be clearly written and easy to follow.

  70. Terri F. says:

    I really like Capri and Frosted. I love your new designs!

  71. Connie says:

    Falling Leaves for me.

  72. Amy Loar says:

    My favorites from this post are Wrapped, Alpine and Falling Leaves. Since Autumn comes before Winter, I would begin Falling Leaves first.

  73. I love them all but I would make Wrapped first.

  74. Shirley J B says:

    Capri! And I would use a red background. Love your table runners!

  75. Kathy Garcia says:

    They all are beautiful but I think I would make Capri first.

  76. Kristi Pratt says:

    I would make Capri first. Lovely runners! Kristikay at spratt dot net

  77. Dianne in Australia says:

    Definitely Alpine first and then Rock Candy 😊

  78. Gayle G says:

    Love, love, love your new designs!! I can’t decide if I will make Frosted, Rock Candy or Charisma first. Rock Candy does Rock with that red, but I love blue so much……..

  79. Diana A says:

    Such great patterns!! I know ” Wrapped” would be my first to make. We are always celebrating birthdays, at work, and this runner would be the perfect tabletopper!

  80. Chris Horne says:

    The Falling Leaves one is calling my name. I live in NH and that would be perfect for our fall. Plus I have a bunch of shot cottons on hand. But I loved them all! Great book.

  81. Andrea_R says:

    I would make Frosted first followed by Wrapped.

  82. Cindy says:

    My favorite is Charisma! They’re all beautiful though! What a great value this book is with so many options!

  83. Mary says:

    Love all of them. Wrapped would be my first project!

  84. Nancy Boettiger says:

    Love Charisma and Rock candy but think I would start with presents and change it for a birthday theme also…..Love your book Thanks for the give away

  85. sorchagirl says:

    From this review of your book and the projects, I’d choose to make Capri first. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

  86. Tracy Petersen says:

    I think Capri would be my first, but only if I were forced to choose.😀 I see lots of possibilities for my house!


  87. Julie says:

    I really like all the patterns, but I think I would start with Capri….it speaks to me!

  88. Johanna says:

    I love this book! I’m thinking that I would make Frosted first, such a hard decision!

  89. Hildy says:

    They all are so beautiful and I really like all the fabrics you used! I would make Rock Candy first because who can say no to candy, right?

  90. Jen B says:

    It was so hard to choose, but I think I’d make Rock Candy first, your version with the red background is gorgeous.

  91. Joan Schettler says:

    Hard to choose just one. Either Capri or Rock Candy – they are all great!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  92. Joan Schettler says:

    It’s hard to choose just one, but I love Capri and Rock Candy! They are all beautiful!

  93. Marie Pearson says:

    I like falling leaves – clean, crisp. I like the quilting too! There are lots of fun choices! Great job, Heather!

  94. Joan M says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful book! Rock Candy is my favourite.

  95. Sandy says:

    Fun patterns! So interesting to see all the different favorites. I would make ‘Wrapped’ first. Love the idea for the bows!

  96. Kathleen Gee says:

    I would make Alpine first. I am amazed by your creativity and productivity! You are such an inspiration.

  97. Namee 11 says:

    They all are fun, but I would make “Rock Candy” for my first project from your new book. Thanks again for a chance at your give away!

  98. Jocelyn says:

    I love to make table runners. Quick and easy for gifts and for home. I would love to make Capri. Thanks for the giveaway. It looks like an awesome book.

  99. Joan Bommen says:

    I agree that it is hard to choose, but I would go with “Wrapped”, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the Juniper Berry line. Thanks for the preview – I look forward to Part 2!

  100. Paula K. says:

    I would moake Frosted first, I think as there are so many great ones to choose from.
    Paula K.

    Can’t wait to see part two too!

  101. Susan K says:

    Love runners! I’d make Charisma first.

  102. Connie Gratias says:

    Congratulations on your new book! I would make Frosted first, but love all you presented!

  103. Donna W says:

    Stars are my favorite—-so Capri would be the first one that I would choose. This looks like a fantastic book!

  104. susan margeson says:

    So delicious runners..I like them all. I can see them used for a variety of occasions, also to be used as bed runners. Very creative.

  105. Megan G says:

    Frosted for sure!

  106. Eva Lyn Williams says:

    Hmmm, I think it’s a toss up between Capri and Rock Candy. Well, maybe Frosted! I would have to the names in a jar and pull one. And this is just half!

  107. Jenny says:

    I would probably do Capri first, but maybe even as a whole quilt, I love stars and the horizontal lines with it are an awesome idea to fill in the blank spaces if you want to set them apart. Then I would do falling leaves. I have always had in mind that I’d like to do a fall leaf quilt. I really like your quilting design too. I think I might even do the same with free motion quilting.

  108. Marsha Nelson says:

    Very hard to choose just one. I would do Capri, Wrapped and then Falling Leaves. Capri would be a special gift as a quilt that would make anyone very happy.

  109. Mary Hickey says:

    Charisma is the first one I would do. I love all the runners. I hope I get to win the book. Thank you.

  110. Sherry Riggs says:

    I think I would make “WRAPPED” first. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  111. Arlyn Parker says:

    I’m torn between Frosted and Charisma, but love all of them!

  112. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love your runners! I would make Frosted first. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  113. Laurie Gelo says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to make some of these.

  114. Shiella says:

    I love the Capri runner!

  115. Mary Ellen says:

    Another great book by you! I would start with Wrapped. Thanks for a chance to win!

  116. Janine Porter says:

    These are some of the most beautiful table runners! I love Capri but of course I love stars. Thanks for your wonderful blog, I look forward to reading all the time.

  117. NancyL says:

    I’d start with Frosted or Charisma, followed by Capri and Rock Candy. Love this book!

  118. Rochelle Marouski says:

    I love the leaves pattern and the quilting on it is a great idea which I may have to try on my next project!

  119. Gail says:

    I would make Alpine first but I like all I have seen by now.

  120. Diana Maetzold says:

    I would love to make the Charisma pattern. Wrapped came in a close second, I enjoyed your beautiful photos too.

  121. Tina Mcnamara says:

    I love this book. Saw it on facebook or Instagram (can’t remember) told my daughter about it and recieved it for Mother’s day. What a great gift. Can’t wait to start a runner. Deciding which one to do first is going to be difficult! Thanks!

  122. Maria Bidgood says:

    I love the Christmas tree one!!

  123. Sheila Shepherd says:

    I would make Frosted. Then Falling Leaves. Then charisma. Then….

  124. PamO says:

    Capri followed by Wrapped. Thank you.

  125. Jennifer H. says:

    What a lovely preview! I’d love to make the “Alpine” runner to start with.

  126. Love all the patterns in the book, but my first to make would be either Charisma or Rock Candy.
    Great job on the table runner patterns.

  127. SHAUNA SCHOLES says:

    i would love to do frosted I just love the colors

  128. I absolutely love Sorbet and Frosted. It’s hard to choose because I love flowers and snowflakes. All of your patterns are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

  129. Mary Kasavich says:

    I absolutely LOVE the “wrapped” runner! I would make several of these as Christmas gifts for my friends and family. My head is spinning with the possibilities!

  130. Kristi says:

    I, also, love the red background fabric in Rock Candy but all of your new table runners are winners.

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  132. Kelly O. says:

    I love the charisma runner!! so fun and I think I may just hanging runners in different places too!

  133. Donna A. says:

    So hard to choose, but my favorite is probably Rock Candy. Lovely book!

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  135. Marsha says:

    Your designs are so cute and doable. Quilters Haven in Rosemount MN has the Mug table topper made up and on display and kits available. I can’t wait to make it. Just found out about your patterns. Keep them coming.

  136. Connie Birkrem says:

    LOVE Rock Candy and love red!!! Your table runners are awesome!!

  137. Barbara says:

    These are lovely – i am going to have to locate the book!

  138. Kathy Biciocchi says:

    I love the pattern “Rock Candy”! Can’t wait to try it!

  139. Barb Kitagawa says:

    I would make Capri 1st. Wrapped is a close 2nd!

  140. Sandra sjule says:

    Is the pattern available for the Capri table runner

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