Trendy Table Size Options

I did a post earlier this month on changing the size on some of the runners in my Trendy Table book.  It was kind of fun to see how the designs looked on a larger scale, so I decided to do the remaining projects from the book.  (If you missed the first post, click here).  As I mentioned in that post, I’m not very skilled at making digital quilts, but hopefully it will help you visualize the blocks in a different way.  This time, rather than just laying a few runners next to each other, I tried to come up with more unique layouts.


First up, Sorbet.  The original runner looks like this –

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For my larger layout, I envisioned it as a table-cloth type quilt.

sorbet size option



Next up is Fusion.  Here is the original:



For this one, I wanted to see a border of the blocks around a plain center.  With this layout, I like how graphic the blocks are and I didn’t want to take away from that by laying them next to each other.  The plain center preserves the graphic nature of the quilt – and you will have to envision some fancy quilting in that center.

Fusion size option


Now Rock Candy –

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For my size option, I just make the runner and added two extra blocks to the width.

rock candy size option 1


I also did one with the two outer blocks positioned differently and added a border.

Rock Candy size option 2

Lastly, I have the Tango Runner.

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If you separate the runner in half vertically, and turn the direction of one block (the orange one in the photo below), you get a topper.  In fact, if you follow the directions as written, you will get two toppers.

Tango size option



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About Heather Peterson

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3 Responses to Trendy Table Size Options

  1. Pam Peterson says:

    Interesting to see the enlarged versions! Thanks for this.

  2. Ruth says:

    I love these so much! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Tina McNamara says:

    These are great ideas! thanks! I especially like the “Tango” table mat. The center portions of the “Sorbet & Fusion” table toppers would be a great place for some applique. Thanks again for the ideas.

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