Trendy Table 2 Preview – Part 1

Welcome back!  It’s been 6 months (Yikes!) since I’ve posted and I’m not even sure if anybody even reads blogs anymore!  But, I’ve been working on a new book and thought I would pop back in to share about it.  The book is called Trendy Table 2 and here is the front cover:

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And the back cover:

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As you can see, it is another runner book.  I think this is my 5th runner book, but my love for making runners doesn’t seem to be going away!   They are still just as addicting and I love anything that I can start and finish in an evening.

Since there are 15 designs, I thought I would break my preview up into 2 posts.  I will share 7 of the runners today and the rest next week.

The first runner that I want to share is called Sew Caffeinated.  I have been wanting to make something with coffee cups and some favorite prints for a while now.  They remind me of a couple of cups that I have from Anthropologies – Cute print/pattern with a contrasting handle.

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This shot was taken at my friend Maria’s house – Who happened to have this cute bike, sign, a vase with flower and a piece of cheesecake in the fridge for the perfect props!

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This runner is made with 5″ squares, so perfect for charm packs if you don’t have a stash of coffee-cup type prints.

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Up next:  Lucky LuLu – featuring an easy to piece puppy and my cute niece Addilyn.

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This shot shows the puppy a little better –

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This runner is made with 2 1/2″ squares or 1 Mini Charm packs.  The fabric shown is by called Wing and Leaf by Gina Martin for Moda fabrics.

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The next runner is called Stellar.  I have made so many things with stars, but I still love them!

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I also have this runner in a group shot, which was taken in Mexico.  We went on vacation for the first time in 6 years, so I brought a suit case of runners with, hoping for some nice locations.  (Back home in Minnesota, the bleak, white landscape doesn’t work for any outdoor shots!)  We often got up and walked the resort at 6:30 in the morning looking for spots, so I wouldn’t get people in the photos.

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This runner uses 5″ squares or one Charm pack.  I used Simply Colorful by V and Co for Moda fabrics.  The background fabric is Yarn Dyed Essex Linen from Kauffman fabrics.

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The next one up is Pathways.

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Speaking of getting people in my shots, while I was shooting this one, a lady wearing a dress that exactly matched the runner walked through.  What are the chances they would match?



This fabric line is called Midnight Garden by 1Canoe2 for Moda Fabrics.  Again, I used just one Mini Charm pack.


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That runner is also in a group shot, with another star runner 🙂

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It’s called Sparkler and uses 24 – 8″ squares.  It’s very easy to make and goes together pretty quickly.  The fabrics are all from my stash

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Also in that photo is the Color Wheel runner.  I used assorted 2 1/2″ strips from my stash, along with more yarn dyed essex line (this time in charcoal).

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I used the Creative Grids 60-degree triangle ruler to make this.  I’ve written so many patterns using this ruler and I know a lot of you have it too!

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Last up for today,  is this runner called Woven.

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With this design, I was going for a modern take on a plaid.  I have always loved plaid, but it’s been done so many times before so I wanted to switch it up a bit by offsetting the grey lines.  The florals are assorted 10″ squares – Mostly from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I also see a couple Modas in there too.

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And the flat shot . . .

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That’s it for today’s preview!  I always give away the first copy of the book, so leave me a comment to enter.  Just tell me which one is your favorite or what you would make first, and I will pick from the comments.  Check back to see who the winner is in my next post.  You can also enter to win a copy that I am giving away on Instagram, so check out my feed on the right sidebar to click over to my Instagram.  To purchase a copy, click here.

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114 Responses to Trendy Table 2 Preview – Part 1

  1. Pamela Seeman says:

    The table runner Stellar speaks to me. Simple, eye catching and fun.

  2. Carol Broughton says:

    Wow! So many great runners in one book! I would make the Color Wheel runner first! I’m really excited about your new book. I’ve made many of your patterns and found them to be clearly written and easy to follow.

  3. Diane W says:

    Sew Caffinated. Pretty.

  4. marie says:

    So hard to choose, but I think Stellar is my favorite.

  5. Beth Reilly says:

    Sew caffeinated. Want to make this for my daughter’s first apartment. Love it!

  6. Susie Lenz says:

    I too,love tablesrunners. They make great gifts and are finished in an instant! Sew caffeinated ,will be a hit with my daughter. Stellar speaks to me,probably in reproduction civil war fabrics. It looks like you have another great book on your hands,keep up the great work!🌼

  7. Deborah A. Manning says:

    Love all of the runners, but I am drawn to “Stellar”. Love the vibrant colors and the design of this runner. This would be my first choice to make. Thank you for sharing. Deb Manning

  8. Lee says:

    I definitely still read blogs, especially with such pretty content! I love all the runners but would start with Sparkler!

  9. Kori says:

    Beautiful! My favorites are Stellar and Color Wheel. I still read blogs and don’t do Instagram or twitter. I was very excited when I saw this post in my email! And I am totally amazed by your dedication to transport quilts to Mexico AND to get up early on vacation to walk around to photograph your quilts. 🙂

  10. I still read blogs! Love your book cover and the runners are beautiful.

  11. Gayle Greer says:

    Wow! These are all so pretty! Sew Caffeinated is so fun. I love Color Wheel, but I think I would make Stellar first.

  12. Carrie S says:

    What fun runners! Even though I don’t drink coffee, I think the Sew Caffeinated is my favorite! I’ve been mulling in my mind a tea cup quilt incorporating some handkerchiefs from my both of my grandmothers. I love the idea of steam coming from the cups!

  13. Darlene B says:

    I love them all, but the Color Wheel runner is the one that really caught my eye! Love all your great patterns, Heather.

  14. Laurie says:

    I think I’d go with Pathways, with Woven close behind.

  15. Elaine says:

    I love Sew Caffeinated. It would look great on my table when I’m having a cuppa with a friend.

  16. Gale Lavers says:

    If I must pick only one, it will have to be sew caffinated. But I really love them all. Glad you got these awesome shots on your vacation. Can’t wait to see the next post.

  17. Angela J Short says:

    Oh my! So pretty! It’s tough to choose just one. I pick the one with coffee cups because my husband would like it. Really cool book. Have a wonderful day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  18. Vicki in MN says:

    Yes I am still here and was just thinking about you last week as we biked the Douglas Trail!!!! Heather these are another set of awesome runners! I like Sparkler, and I see some wonderful flower ones, I would make several of them:)

  19. Nancy Hash says:

    I would make Stellar or the color wheel. they are all beautiful!

  20. Dawn says:

    WOW! I love them all but if I had to choose one to do first it would be Sparkler. With Fourth of July just around the corner, it would be fun to do in red, white and blue.

  21. Ruth says:

    I like sparkler…the colors are “happy”.

  22. Peggy says:

    What a nice assortment, can’t wait to see the other half ! Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

  23. dawn at firstlightdesigns says:

    Yes, people still read blogs! I find they just don’t comment on them as much as they used to. In this first group, my absolute favorite is Stellar!

  24. Diana says:

    Wonderful collection of table runners. I would make Sew Caffeinated first. Looks like a wonderful book.

  25. Marsha Nelson says:

    I would make Pathways first, then the puppy one. Cute!

  26. Karen Wolter says:

    coffee cups, then would make puppy for my daughter, she would love it

  27. Michelle C. says:

    Heather, these are all so wonderful. So far, my favorite is Sparkler. (And I may need to know where you went on vacation. It looks so gorgeous in the pictures. 😊)

  28. Kay Mccaffery says:

    Hard to pick a favorite, but I think I would make Stellar first. They are all ones that I would make.

  29. Patricia Ludwiczak says:

    I love Stellar, Pathways…and…all of them! I will definitely be shopping for this book.

  30. Roxann M says:

    I love them all but stars are my favorite go to!

  31. Shiella says:

    Sew Caffeinated and Lucky LuLu are my favorites!

  32. Margaret says:

    These tablerunners are awesome (and I’m not a person who particularly loves tablerunners. I think you’ve converted me). My favorite so far is Stellar – love, love, love. (And, by the way, I know a lot of bloggers are focusing their efforts on Instagram now, but I still love to read quilting blog posts.)

  33. Janet Wilcox says:

    I’ve been wondering where you and your beautiful creations have I know!! I love them all, it’d be hard to decide which one to make first!

  34. Sharon Stroud says:

    Color Wave is fabulous; would love to be chosen for the book!

  35. Carolyn J says:

    I enjoy reading blogs even if I spend too much doing it! And have always enjoyed yours. I am loving Sew Caffeinated and can see those mugs in mug rugs as well. Miss your family pictures 😦

  36. Celene Hern says:

    Stellar. They are all so pretty though!!

  37. Marjorie says:

    Sparkler is my favourite, but Woven is a close second. I love runners, too.

  38. JoyceLM says:

    I’d make Color Wheel first. And then I’d make the one to the left of Color Wheel on the cover. And then… Thanks.

  39. Debbie says:

    No vacation in six years? Wow! Beautiful location. I like the Color Wheel Runner. It’s the hexagons that do it…

  40. Pat D says:

    Sew caffeinated would be my first choice. Then Color Wheel. They are all so awesome, it could be hard to choose.
    Good job Heather!

  41. Lisa Marie says:

    Wow, this book looks wonderful! The first Trendy Table book is a favorite of mine, so I just know I will like this one too. The Woven runner is the one that really struck me today, but I expect I will make a lot of these patterns once I can get my hands on the book. So glad you did this post, I still read blogs regularly.

  42. Sandy says:

    It is really hard to pick just one but I think the one made with the 60 degree triangle is the one I would start with. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Jennifer W says:

    I am drawn to the pumpkin one and the one with the appliqued roses, even though they haven’t been previewed yet. Fall is my favorite and the boldness of the flowers is beautiful. Of course, as always, they are all wonderful!

  44. Tami says:

    Love them all, but the first would be Lucky Lulu, for my grandchildren! They have a puppy, so they would love it. Next would be Sew Caffeinated. They are “all’ beautiful. Glad you could get away for some warm weather. Thanks for the consideration!

  45. Megan says:


    And I for one wish you would blog more often! I miss your decorating advice and family stories! Your blog is definitely missed!

  46. Carol San Diego says:

    I really like the Color Wheel- almost a rainbow of color! My other favorite is the puppy one- it would be a perfect gift for all the dog lovers in the family!

  47. gmagpabooth says:

    I’m partial to the coffee cups. I love the fabric you use.

  48. Elaine says:

    I think this is going to be my favorite book yet! I think the coffee cups will be my first one! And yes, I still like to read blogs.

  49. Vanessa Pardoe says:

    Love the pics on the cover! ?The one I’d make first – Toss up between Color Wheel and Stellar…

  50. Ann in NC says:

    Welcome back! I still read blogs and miss you! Tough to pick just one, so I will pick two! Sparkler and Color wheel. Another great table runner book!

  51. Chris says:

    Well as soon as I saw the “Sew Caffeinated” I was ready to purchase the book!!!! I love the colors, the mix of shapes and sizes, and the quilting!!!! It is just adorable!!! And yes I still read a few blogs, yours is one I really enjoy.😊💗

  52. Terri Faust says:

    The color wheel runner is fun! I would even consider adapting that to a nice big quilt for the couch. Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Kris Pedrow says:

    Another amazing book! All these runners are beautiful, but the coffee cup one will be the first one I make. My husband thinks it’s strange when I crawl into bed at night and say, “I can’t wait to wake up and drink coffee.”
    Completely true story.
    I also like that many of your patterns take just one mini charm pack. I love picking purchasing them. It’s a littlle treat that doesn’t break the bank, or need a huge commitment to complete a project.
    I’m looking forward to your next post, too.

    • Kath S says:

      I know just what that’s like! I go even a little farther over the edge and wake up in the middle of the night and have to go for a cup or two before crawling back in. Fortunately, there haven’t been any problems caused by doing this.

  54. Patty B. says:

    What pretty and fun table runners in your new book. I really like the coffee cups runner- so bright and springy looking. Thanks for the chance. Patty B.

  55. Becky says:

    All so cute, but I’d start with Sew Caffeinated for sure!

  56. Linda Fleming says:

    They’re all beautiful – I’d make the Sew Caffeinated first and then the Color Wheel!

  57. Sparkler is my favorite from today’s choices. Can’t wait to see your next post and the second half of the book!

  58. Debby says:

    Love them all but Stellar is the one I would try first. I am still reading blogs! rs

  59. Joan B says:

    I would make the coffee cup runner! It is so cute and I have lots of 5″ charm packs. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  60. Kristen Bair says:

    Woven. Or the coffee cups. Or all of them 😀

  61. Been missing you! 🙂

  62. Mary D says:

    Stellar and Sparkler are my favorites, but my granddaughters would love the puppy one.
    I always love seeing your beautiful machine quilting.

  63. J Boyer says:

    Sew Caffeinated would be the first for me. Missed reading you blog!

  64. LouEllen says:

    I love your new table runners especially the Stellar ( I love V & C fabrics too), Sparkler, and coffee cups! I need to make more table runners instead of big quilts. I just became a grandma to a precious baby boy, Theo, so love seeing pictures of your family and boys on your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

  65. Patty Fowl says:

    Stellar would be first up on my list to make. I still read blogs but sadly so many have faded by the wayside. Thank you for continuing yours!

  66. Karen Johnston says:

    Beautiful! I would definitely make the coffee runner. Thanks for posting a preview!

  67. Denny A. says:

    Heather, they are all wonderful! Hard to pick one to make first, but I love the color wheel, yep, I think that would be the one….no….maybe sparkler….Ugh…so hard… Love them all! I LOVE color and these all have wonderful color in them!! dratla at tds dot net

  68. Martha says:

    I love them all! The 3rd one on the barn with the teal border is my favorite, I think.

  69. Sandy Allen says:

    All are beautiful, but Stellar is my favorite, followed closely by Lucky LuLu. Love the dog!

  70. Tiffany says:

    These are great! I think Sparkler is my favorite!

  71. Deb Worthman says:

    Sew Caffeinated is one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. ColleenM says:

    My favorite is the the one on the upper left corner from the book cover. At least, it is the one I would make first. I made a couple of your runners from Little Charmers 4 for gifts a few years back. I think it’s time I make a runner for me:) Thanks for sharing.

  73. marcille irwin says:

    I love them all but Color Wheel and Sparkler really call my name. Your book looks beautiful, and I cannot wait to get a copy.

  74. Gillian McKiie says:

    I love them all – and how wonderful to have such an exotic location for your photos. Think I might make the coffee cups first just because we drink so much of it!!

  75. Kathryn Laposata says:

    So glad to see a blog post from you again. Great projects. I have your first book, and will have to buy this one also. I like stars, so Stellar is my favorite of this featured group.

  76. Julie in WA says:

    I’m so happy to see a new post from you! Congrats on another great book. I love the coffee cup runner best! I’d like to make it for my mom, who has still has coffee parties with her friends!

  77. Mary Ann says:

    I still love reading blogs. Your table runners are wonderful. I like Sew Caffeinated…… cute!!!!!

  78. Tina McNamara says:

    Sew Caffeinated is adorable, but I think my favorite is Color Wheel. For us kitty cat lovers I think a cat runner should be in the works for your next book! ;-D

  79. Kath S says:

    I’m really liking what I’ve seen of The Trending Table 2 so far, and while I may make every runner eventually, I’d have to start with Stellar and Sew Caffeinated. Stellar because I’ve a special stash of V&Co. perfect for this; and, Sew Caffeinated is an appropriate description of me most any time – oh, and I do love those coffee mugs! (I just can’t figure out how I missed the original The Trendy Table!). Keep blogging

  80. Very hard to choose just one, but Stellar really caught my eye so it has to be first. 😉 Thanks for the fun!! And welcome back to blogging! I missed you!!

  81. Ruth Stover says:

    I love the sparkler tablerunner.
    My husband was a Vietnam Veteran so whenever I make something with stars it in his honor. A disease caused by Agent Orange took his life. Sewing is my therapy and my grandchildren help fill the void. I love your books.

  82. Mette says:

    The Puppy Runner with a charcoal Essex linen for the puppy would be my first project from your new book — I’ve been a Schnauzer mom for 23 years, after all! Loved Trendy Table I, have it out to make the Plus runner again 😉 That book inspired me to try the Essex linen so I now use it any time I can. Thanks for your beautiful work and for sharing your adorable boys on your blog. BTW, the way you quilted Sew Caffeinated is fabulous!

  83. Jocelyn says:

    I love making table runners. They are always fun and make great gifts. I also like the colors you chose, and Woven is my favorite.

  84. Jen B says:

    I love Stellar, the flying geese in the corners are an unusual detail.

  85. I love them all— table runners are my favorite items to make and gift!

  86. Anya says:

    Love them all, but if I had to pick, then it would be Color Wheel. Thanks for the chance!

  87. Deb W says:

    A very hard choice, for sure! I already own Trendy Table and I’m very excited you have a Trendy Table 2! I know I have a charm pack in my stash that would be just perfect for Sew Caffeinated and I’ll be digging in my stash of strips and various sized squares to make the others too.

  88. Barbara says:

    WoW!!! I love them all but I think I would first make the “sew caffeinated “ runner.

  89. Jacqueline P says:

    I have to say Stellar is my favorite! I love the star motif and just by changing the fabrics this pattern will give you so many versions.

  90. Sandy Carlson says:

    Stars and flowers get me! Love your runners – you have such a great eye for color combinations!

  91. Deb G in VA says:

    I love stars too! I would have to start with Stellar and Sparkler!

  92. Melanie Diederich says:

    They are all lovely and still reading blogs here!

  93. Joan says:

    I start each day with a cup of coffee, and I would have to start by making the Sew Caffeinated runner.

  94. Shirley JB says:

    Color Wheel!

  95. Marie says:

    I love Stella, Sparkler, and Color Wheel, but I think I would make Sparkler first. Since I especially love your color choices on this one, there might be a Sparkler clone in my future..

  96. Linda R says:

    I love the Woven runner. Your choice of colors are great. I would love to win your new book. I have been a fan of yours for a very long time. I have most of your patterns and books.
    Crossing my fingers!

  97. Lori Koltun says:

    When I saw your book on your Instagram account, I looked at the table runners in the picture on the cover and fell in love with your book based on that picture alone. Seeing this preview on your blog has only strengthened my desire to get this book. All of the table runners are fantastic and your pictures are amazing! It was a really smart idea to take the table runners on vacation with you so that you could take advantage of the location to photograph them. The colors / fabrics in the runners themselves are so vibrant, fitting in perfectly with the vegetation and surrounding area where you stayed. You asked which one I’d make first? As much as I love all of the designs, I would make Stellar first – to give as a gift – and then Sew Caffeinated – for myself and possibly a couple of extras for the coffee lovers in my life. I can’t wait to see your second preview post and want to thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. I think that I’ll be purchasing more than one of your books in the very near future. Blessings!

  98. Bonnie says:

    I would make Pathways. I especially like your photos with the lady that matches your table runner.
    I like the colors you used.

  99. Amy L says:

    Hands down, it’s Lucky Lulu! And I would make a whole quilt out of her!

  100. Linda says:

    I have to make the doggy runner and the coffee one…..I am so excited to see these projects..thanks for the chance to win…

  101. Mary Hickey says:

    Hi. It is so good to see your new book of table runners. I love your other books and I have made them all the time. The first one I would make is Stellar then Woven. My daughter would make the dog one first. Lol. I also like the coffee one but I would make it for hot chocolate. Don’t like coffee, lol. Happy Mother’s Day.

  102. I love your table runners and look forward to getting the book. That bright sunny Mexico background is gorgeous too – hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  103. Mary Coykendall says:

    Hard to choose just one! I like both star runners and the hexie one.

  104. Rachael says:

    Sew Caffeinated is my favorite!

  105. Sheryl says:

    Hi Heather, Thanks for the preview….even taking pics on your vacay! I loved Sew
    Caffeinated. HOWEVER, on behalf of we who have round tables, can we see some future
    patterns in the round? Thans sew much.

  106. Denice Dirks says:

    I love the star runner. Always enjoy reading your blogs.

  107. Sharon says:

    It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I love Stellar, and probably would be tempted to start with that one. Beautiful!

  108. Ange Sullivan says:

    First off what an amazing book! I would make Pathways as I have quite a few mini charm packs that I would love to put in use.

  109. Cindy Hagen says:

    I can hardly wait to see the rest of the patterns and runners!

  110. Laura says:

    ❤️ all the table runners—-my 2 favorite ones are sew caffeinated and the doggy tablerunners!

  111. SHAUNA SCHOLES says:

    I love your runners the pumpkin one is so cute

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  113. Sharon Peterson says:

    Welcome back! I love your runners. My first will be Sew Caffinated. It will be a great addition for the kitchen table.

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