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Vote Now and Give-Away: Just Table Runners

Quilters' Show & Tell

First of all, my apologies for the delay in getting this week’s Show & Tell posted. I’ve been caught up in a client emergency all day. I have extended this week’s give-away and voting until midnight next Monday.

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Just Table Runners. There are 38 gorgeous table runners to inspire you.

This week’s guest judge is Karen from Faeries and Fibres. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from Mishka’s Playground


Mishka’s Playground is my own quilting design web site. It’s currently under construction but will hopefully be updated in the next few weeks. I’ve created the new site to showcase my own quilting designs and tutorials. While I love the community of this site, I often feel that my own work gets a bit lost here.

I am super excited to announce the release of my new table runner pattern, Pathways. It is super easy and quick to complete. In the pattern I’ve included detailed diagrams for cutting, piecing, pressing and even the quilting lines. The instructions are written so that even a beginner quilter will feel confident in completing the table runner. The sample shown was given to my sister and her husband for their 10th wedding anniversary celebrated a few weeks ago.



  • Six coordinating fat quarters (FQs) (for the front, pieced back and scrappy binding)
  • 1 yard contrast fabric (for the front and back)
  • 46" x 18" batting
  • General quilting supplies (i.e. rotary cutter, mat, sewing machine, piecing thread, etc.)

Finished size: 42″ x 14″ but you could make it longer by adding another repeat, if desired.

The pattern price is just $6.95 (USD) and payments are processed via PayPal. The pattern is an instantly-downloadable PDF file. You can finish the table runner this weekend! If you purchase the pattern, be sure to save the file immediately to your own computer.

To purchase the pattern, select the “Add to Cart” button below. Proceeds of pattern sales help to keep this web site going, pay my rent, groceries and keep Milo in doggie treats.

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Intro Savings: I have a coupon just for my readers to save 20% from now until Monday, September 16th at midnight (EDT). Enter the code PATHWAYS to receive the discount. However, if you follow this site on Facebook, you’ll find a coupon code for 25% off that is valid for the same time period.


I will be giving away four copies of my new Pathways Table Runner pattern this week. Two will be awarded to the quilter with the most community and guest judge points and two will be randomly awarded to those that leave a comment below. Don’t worry, if you purchase the pattern and then win the give-away, I’ll refund your purchase price.

To enter the give-away: Leave a comment below answering: “What’s your favourite part of the Fall/Autumn season”. Two winners will be randomly selected from the comments. You have until Monday, September 16th, 2013 at midnight (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Just Table Runners:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, September 16, 2013 at midnight (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite table runner
  • Winner announced next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Just Table Runners

  • Celtic knot table runner (24%, 159 Votes)
  • Table Runner with Water Lilies (22%, 147 Votes)
  • POINSETTA TABLE RUNNER (19%, 130 Votes)
  • Arabesque (17%, 116 Votes)
  • Red December (11%, 76 Votes)
  • Tree of Life (10%, 65 Votes)
  • Tropical Rainbow (9%, 63 Votes)
  • Wheat table runner (9%, 59 Votes)
  • Flower Power (8%, 56 Votes)
  • Batik Flying Geese (8%, 53 Votes)
  • Spicy Spiral Runner (7%, 49 Votes)
  • Quilting Brings Friends Together (7%, 49 Votes)
  • Desert Sands (6%, 39 Votes)
  • Pop of Red (6%, 38 Votes)
  • Christmas Cardinals (6%, 37 Votes)
  • Autumn Glow (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Froggy's in the round (4%, 28 Votes)
  • flowers and houses (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Modern Table Topper (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Round and Round (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Sand Castles (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Fall Table-Runner (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Brenda's Table Service (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Christmas Runner (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Testallating Pinwheels (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Circles (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Green and heartly (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Falling Leaves (2%, 11 Votes)
  • vanilla hearts (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Blueberry Crumb Runner (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Twirling Triangles (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Fall Holiday Rag Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Mystery Table Runner (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Pretty in Pink (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Darren's Piece (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Karussellpferde (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Autumn Runner (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Scrap Flower Garden Table Runner (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Love from Rollin (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 667

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Quilts for Teens. Any quilting technique is welcome (paper pieced, appliqué, pieced, etc.). Any size or shape is acceptable and unfinished quilts are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

To enter: Submit your photo before Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). If you are new here, please also read the Guidelines for additional information.

Enter your quilt here!


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. There are only a few dates left for 2013:

  • Sept. 16 – Quilts for Teens next week’s event
  • Sept. 30 – Fall’s Glory
  • Oct. 21 – Two Colour Quilts
  • Oct. 28 – Halloween Fun
  • Nov. 4 – Quilting Close-Up
  • Nov. 25 – Stars

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85 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Just Table Runners”

  1. Tina Erbst says:

    I apologize for the long comment, but felt I needed to explain well to get the full message imparted.
    My favorite part of the Autumn/fall season is the fun fact that I seem to immerse myself even more so than I already do, into arts and crafts that will provide my loved ones warmth and comfort in the cooling of the seasons. I live in the Midwest-which can change on a dime with the weather, temperature, and conditions. What better way to spend dreary days in the house, than in my craft room, dreaming and creating all the beautiful cherry, warm items that will contribute to making the house look invitingly warm. Whether it’s a new quilt, runner, mug rug, sweater, scarf, wraps, socks. It make me appreciate and have gratitude that I was blessed enough to pick up on so many forms of arts/crafts. I’m in my 40’s, and through a series of events, which transpired in a short period of time, I became very ill just a year ago, in and out of the hospital, where I ended up flatlining which lead to a pacemaker, and many other issues as well. That in itself made me realize, live is too short. Enjoy your time here with all the passion we have all that we can, because we never know when it will be over!

  2. Ray J. says:

    My favorite part of autumn is the cool, crisp weather!!

  3. DeAnna says:

    My most favorite part of Fall is sitting on my front porch in the evening sipping hot tea in the cooler temps and not being bothered by bugs.

  4. Kathy Gentry says:

    There are so many beautiful tablerunners here–I didn’t know which ones to vote for! I love making tablerunners. This book looks really great!

  5. Judy says:

    My favorite part of autumn is walking through the dried leaves on a crisp, clear windy day.

  6. Lisa Marie says:

    My favorite part of Autumn is football!

  7. Peggy says:

    The best part of fall, no contest, is Halloween!!!

  8. Pauline says:

    Best part is longer evenings to quilt without feeling I should be out in the garden or doing household tasks !!

  9. Hildy Schwarz says:

    My favorite part of fall is the weather. I love the coolness in the air.

  10. Sally Manke says:

    Returning to the hiking trails after a summer of beach walks!

  11. Laura says:

    My favorite part of fall is the first hard freeze. My allergies are soooo much better after that!

  12. marjorie says:

    I love the fall–warm days, cool nights. This voting gets harder every time….lol

  13. Loris Mills says:

    I don’t live where the trees go through a dramatic color change but I still get the thrill of autumn as the air is cooler and there is just some of excitement for the new season. It is my favorite time of year!
    Thank you for the chance to win a new table runner pattern. I love it!

  14. Darlene Jack says:

    My favorite thing in autumn is walking in the woods and when I see leaves on the ground it makes me think of a patchwork quilt.

  15. Pam says:

    My favorite part of fall is the beautiful, comfortable weather…….great for sitting outside and reading.

  16. Sara says:

    Love the changes in the foliage…the feel of the crisp air…and all the fall and winter foods

  17. mariajose says:

    !Me encantan todos los trabajos de otoño,es la estación que más me gusta

  18. Erica says:

    Alas, I live in a country where the seasons are not clearly marked but I have always loved the autumn colours and dream of walking through a forest with all those beautiful leaves on the forest floor!

  19. Pat S says:

    The cool crisp air in the morning, the way the sunlight comes through the windows in a different way and then the leaves! I love fall.

  20. Evelyn says:

    My favorite part of autumn is the respite from the summer heat along with the beautiful changing colors of the trees. This time of year is perfectly inspirational for quilting.

  21. My favourite parts of fall are the cool weather and the colours.
    The table runners were all very beautiful!

  22. Susan says:

    My favorite part of autumn is the cooler/crisper temperatures and the scents of the season.

  23. Patricia Dawe says:

    I love the surprise of the warm days we sometimes get during the Fall season.

  24. Jo Anne says:

    Cooler temperatures are the best–warm days and cool nights.Also, there is nothing like the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet.

  25. Barbara F. says:

    Feeling “wilted” from the hot summer weather, I love the cool, crisp mornings of fall. We live down south so drinking coffee on the porch and seeing the beautiful colors of the leaves changing is wonderful. It really makes you want to quilt too! :o)

  26. Heather says:

    Fall is the time when I get to start wearing my warm cuddly sweaters. Hot chocolate more often is not a bad side bonus either.

  27. Nita says:

    I love the change of season. The warm sun and cool air. The changing leaves. The children waiting on the side of the road for the school bus. Fall always makes me want to buy new shoes :)

  28. Deb says:

    My favorite part of the fall season is just the slight chill in the air, leaves floating down, smell of smoke in the breeze, and the lovely colors of pumpkins, mums, and fall leaves everywhere you look! Love fall – my favorite season!

  29. Yvonne says:

    My favourite part of autumn – the madness of summer is over, the harvest is almost done and we can take a breath and enjoy the labors of the passing season. The temperature is pleasant and the colors of the fall are so full and beautiful. The pumpkins and apples ready to make pies!! The runners in the show and tell are spectacular – as always.

  30. Sarah G. says:

    I love the cooler weather! It’s such a relief from the heat of summer! It’s so nice to get out warm turtlenecks and snuggly sweaters to wear again. And the beautiful leaves changing colors!

  31. My favourite part of autumn is leaves. How they change the colours of the trees greens into a multitude of golds, bronzes and more; how they fall in gust of wind; how drifts of leaves litter the paths crunching underfoot. So much beauty and fun.

  32. Mary says:

    I love the fall colours we get in the Valley!

  33. Lindsay Mattison says:

    My favorite part of Autumn is the beauty of all the color changes here in the Ozarks. But the MOST beautiful time was once when I was driving thru a grove of trees and all of a sudden all the leaves dropped and were floating like a snow storm, only it was beautiful leaves. Never saw anything like that before, and I always remember and hope I get to see it again :)

  34. Katy Smith says:

    I love the cooler, crisp temperatures. Then we head for warmer temps to avoid the snow. Thx.

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