2014 Summer Book Club: On the Run Again Quilt Book by Heather Mulder Peterson - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2014 Summer Book Club: On the Run Again Quilt Book by Heather Mulder Peterson

We’re getting to the end of our 2014 Summer Book Club! Our ninth book pick is On the Run Again by Heather Mulder Peterson. This books is definitely a Fat Quarter Shop favorite and Kimberly’s favorite as well. Heather has designed fifteen runners and toppers created with precut fabric and the Triangler ruler from Anka’s Treasures. If you don’t have a lot of wall space to hang quilts or room to store all of your quilts, small projects are the best thing to make and decorate your home with. These projects are perfect for the busy quilter “on the run.”

Spinners Runner
Now it’s time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what small projects you love to make. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting!


  1. The small projects I like to make when not quilting are little zipper pouches. They make great little gifts. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. I really like the Spinners project and the one on the front cover. I like to make bags (tote and little zipper bags for gifts). Thanks for a chance to win.

  3. Runners are certainly at the top of my list, but also, I love making small wall hangings for my table stand. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. having just made my first runner of which i am very pleased i am hook . this would be just the booked to carry on this feeling thanks

  5. I love the idea of using a runner at the end of the bed to dress it up! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Just posted "I love the idea of using a runner at the end of the bed to dress it up" and forgot to include my contact info: Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com Sorry!

  7. This past year I tried to make a mini quilt each month (almost succeeded) because I have a tendency to give away all my quilts and if someone came into my house they wouldn't see any quilts – just fabric! Now it looks a bit more like a quilter's home!

  8. I lové to make quilts but if I need satisfaction of a quickly completed project I turn to table runners/toppers and mini quilts. I love changing decorations for each holiday/season and have table runners to go along either them.

  9. Everyone loves the table runners I give them, so it's fun to have small projects like that to finish up when simultaneously working on a large quilt.

  10. I am just getting into quilting. What great projects to get me interest. A topper would be a perfect addition to my bedroom.

  11. Bags. I'm a bag addict and I can't stop making them! I love these runners tho. I wonder if I can shrink them down and use them on bags…

  12. Love the table runners! Runners have been my summer hobby as quilts are my winter fun. Thanks!

  13. I love making coasters. Also Table Toppers are my next favorite as I can incorporate my favorite blocks into tiny projects.

  14. My favorite is taking large block/pattern ideas and making a miniature version. It is fun to give away tiny quilts for friends and family to hang on their walls 🙂

  15. These runners are great, especially like the one for the bed. I have been making baby quilts lately and have actually never made a table runner, so I think it's high time I gave it a try. Thanks for this opportunity to win great fabric!2312

  16. Oh the Star Runner is Gorgeous! Small Projects, I like to make Table Toppers and Baby, Lap size Quilts. This has really been fun getting to learn about all the New Books.
    Thanks sew Much!!

  17. I am loving making pillowcases for birthday gifts, for my little girls, and for my nieces and nephews. 🙂

  18. One of these days, I'll make a table runner – it's been on my "to do" list for months now. I love to make Christmas ornaments and zippered bags/drawstring pouches.

  19. I like to make zipper pouches and Christmas ornaments. I would love to make some of the pretty table runners from Heather's book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. I like to do placemats, mug mats, and table runners. They're all fast projects and I can coordinate them if I'm feeling "matchy". 🙂

  21. I love to make runners for every little table top in my house. They are so easy to pick up and throw in the washer and everything is fresh in no time. I love to change them with the seasons too so I need lots!

  22. My favorite small projects right now are projects that I can hand sew while waiting for appointments, traveling or the occasional spare minute at home. I am currently making clam shell cases in three sizes and also working on my EPP hexies for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  23. I really love the table runners listed in the book; it's given me some ideas. I'm currently working on a bed runner. Thanks for the chance.

  24. I love to make mini quilts and pillow covers, but now it looks like I would love to make anything out of
    "On the Run Again"!

  25. The only small projects I've made so far are cushion covers but I have plans for a couple of table runners.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  26. The smallest quilted item I've made is a baby quilt, but I have some Christmas fabric that I want to use to make a table runner. I just haven't found a pattern yet!

  27. Our laundry room is right off our kitchen and is also a half bath that serves as our guest bathroom. I like to make matching runners for the tops of the washing machine, dryer, and hamper that I change seasonally. It makes the room seem friendlier.

  28. What a fantastic book of projects. My favorite small project is after finishing a quilt, I like to use up the extra blocks by making a tote bag for the quilt storage. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

  29. I love small projects, easy for taking along in the car & on vacation!! Thanks for the chance of a cute give away & thanks for always giving me a chance to see what's new in the quilting line……online!!!!

  30. Small projects give me a feeling of satisfaction sooner, and table runners are a great way to try out new block patterns.

  31. Table runners are my holiday go to; I'd like to make some bed runners this year.

    This book is going on my wish list!

  32. I love making table toppers and small purses/bags for small projects. These runners would be a blast to make as well! Thank you for sharing.

  33. I love to make small zipper bags with clear vinyl windows. The spinners tablerunner in this book is very attractive.

  34. I love small quilts and runners it allows us to display more of our passion for quilting. This 9th book has so many great ideas, I especially that the are based on precuts…can't have to many precuts. 🙂

  35. pillow shams for the couch are always a fun, small, finish-able project for me…and table runners always liven things up in the kitchen!

  36. I love making baby quilts! The spinners runner intrigues me, would like to make that into a baby size quilt. Thanks!

  37. I have yet to make a table runner but this book contains great inspiration!!!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

    Mindy ????

  38. De essere bellissimo il libro Ci sono diversi runner che mi soddisfano. Sono contenta di partecipare e chissa' magari di vincere.
    Buona giornata a tutti

  39. I love small projects that I can hang in unusual places for a little pop of surprise, like in the hallway going to the garage. I find I spend a lot of time making them with all the finesse I would use for an heirloom.

  40. I love to create gifts and things that people love and cherish..Creating a memory with love ..I want the new book..Keep turning them out…Laugh,love,sew,create…
    Sandra Beck

  41. Love to make Mug rugs, Place Mats, & Potholders…such easy Gifts! Also have started making Tablerunners recently…& now want them on Dressers, etc too! lol

  42. I love makign small quilts to coordinate with the decor in all of my rooms – table runners, wall hangings, lap quilts, potholders, placemats and pillow covers. There are so many choices with all the great collections you sell!

  43. I do love the Spinners Runner m the On The Run book. When I finish that I'll return to my NICU quilts for one of the local hospitals. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com.

  44. Finishing small project between large ones always gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Love to make little things for gifts for friends – bags, pincushions, mug rugs and coasters, tablerunners. Love the "Spinner Runner.

  45. I have made several table runners but they have never been quilted. Now I know what my next one should be! I love the spinner runner!

  46. I love making bibs, bags, potholders, berry baaskets, pin cushions. Whatever I can put together quickly so I can move onto another thing 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway

  47. I always carry a spool of tulle to crochet scrubbies in my bag. Whenever I am waiting in line at a drive thru or at a doctor's appointment, I pull this out and start churning out these small scrubbies. Usually, someone will ask me about the projects and I can sell one (or more!)on the spot.

  48. I love to make small zipper bags for storage, glasses cases, toys, etc. I love these runners and would love to have this book in my collection.

  49. I love small tabletop quilts as I get the satisfaction of completing one so quickly!! There are some great ideas in this book. Hope to win one.

  50. I just recently got back into sewing and quilting after a much too long hiatus! I love the fun and ease of table toppers and runners.

  51. These are all beautiful! I like making table runners and toppers. They are quick projects and they add a pop of color to a room. Thanks for the giveaway.