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On the Run by Anka’s Treasures

**This giveaway is now closed!! Thanks for playing :)**
We’ve got so much love for Heather Peterson. Her quilt designs are always full of fresh, bright hues and surprising, creative shapes. Her new fabric line, Wildflowers, is due out later this month, and while we count down the days in anticipation for that, she’s given us another Anka’s Treasure to pass the time…and it’s fantastic.

It’s called On the Run, and it’s a collection of 12 table runner patterns using (and all of Fat Quarter Shop sang together) precuts! Layer cakes, jelly rolls, honeybuns, charm squares, and fat quarters — they’re all here. Great for the Rouenneries charm pack you bought just because you had to have some! (P.S. these photos are borrowed from her blog!)

Filled with her gorgeous photographs, straightforward diagrams and instructions, and clear templates (no weird 156% enlargements, yay!) it’s definitely a treasure.

In honor of this fantabulous book, she’s generously given us 10 (yes, TEN) copies to give away to you all! With the help of all those precuts, these runners would make wonderfully fast and quick holiday gifts!

Just comment on this post to enter, and don’t forget to hop on over to her blog to show her some love. Now that their long Minnesota winter has set in, I’m sure it’d help brighten the day. And how cute is that knitted sweater??

Thanks for the giveaway, Heather! And good luck to all y’all!


  1. I'm always looking for some quick projects, and based on the pictures here, those look like some really great patterns that I'd be interested in!!!

  2. Those patterns are gorgeous – I especially love that table topper. I don't usually make anything smaller than full-sized quilts, but these have changed my mind. Having the book would definitely be an excuse for buying more fabric and sewing a few up as gifts!!

  3. This book looks like a real winner. I saw it on Heather's blog, along with a lot of pictures from the book. Small projects are just up my alley. Kathie L.

  4. Wow…I love that table topper! Not only the design (which is gorgeous) but made with Rouenneries? To die for. Love the table and chairs too. Cute, cute, cute!

  5. Oh yes please! I have so many precuts, and most cases only one from a line, because I can't resist them! I would love to win this book and start to use them!

  6. It is on my list to go buy this but I would love to win one! Her patterns are the best, she is so talented! Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Wow, 10 books! I'd love to have one. I love doing runners because they are so quick to complete. Makes me feel good to finish a project. 🙂

  8. I love Heather's patterns and have been drooling over the photos in her blog of the table runners. Thanks so much for a chance at this giveaway!

    Bari B.

  9. Had already admired these designs on her blog and they are lovely. Table runners are such a good project. They don't take forever like a bed size quilt would. Hope I win. Thanks!

  10. Pick me, pick me! I've wanted this book ever since I saw it on her blog. There are so many in the book I would just love to make.

  11. I would love to win this book. Heather's patterns are so fresh and I love her use of black in her quilts. It adds such a punch. Thanks!

  12. My mouse went crazy when I tried to comment earlier. I still don't know what happened. However, I love Heathers patterns and would love one of her books!

  13. I did buy Rouenneries charm packs and so this pattern book would be awesome! Thanks for always being such an awesome fabric website, I just love visiting and looking even if I can not always buy.

  14. I love Heather Mulder Peterson's books and fabrics and I would love to win this book. I have no table runners or toppers in my house and would love to make some.

  15. Just love how creative Heather is! Her patterns are always such fun to make. I have a couple of charm packs and layer cakes just waiting to be made into table toppers or runners for the up coming holidays. Thanks for the great give a way to both Heather and the Fat Quarter Shop.

  16. I love the patterns and Heather's color choices (as always!) My husband and I just threw a party and I was thinking that we really needed a table runner 🙂

  17. Lovely book with great ideas! I'd like to win one… Great blog too!
    Thank you for give us the chance to win a book like this. Good luck to all.

  18. I hae recently foung precuts, thank MODA (and whomever else) for them!!! SO FUN!

    I feel the minnesota winter pain, Montana has had a harsh taste of what's to come!! This week we are in the 40-50's but last week and the week before that, in the single digits and teens! YUCK!

    p.s. I want a shot at the books!!

  19. I love those runners! I subscribe to Heather's blog, and remember when she posted about the book the first time, and I SO wanted it! I hope I win here!!!

  20. I would love to win the book. I have so many precuts that I don't know what to do with (or maybe I should say can't decide what to do with them)

  21. Would be great to use some of the precuts I have stashed away. This book has some really great designs. Thanks for the chance.

  22. How did you know I bought a charm pack of Rouenneries just because I had to have some? Love that fabric and love this book too. Please enter my name in the drawing.

  23. Heather's patterns are always attractive!
    I love hexagon tablerunners featuring Mill House Inn and Simple Abundance the most.

  24. What great designs — I love making table runners, and the one using the Rouenneries fabric is adorable. I just purchased two charm packs of that fabric at the Pacific International Quilt Show — what perfect timing!

  25. Yummy fabrics from Heather! I love the brightly colored table runner on the last picture. Thanks to you and Heather both for the chance to win!

  26. I saw the fabulous book on Heather's blog. The aptterns are gorgeous aren't they? That girl sure knows how to design a pattern of two. Thanks for the market updates. They were great.

  27. Heather's fabric and book look great – thanks for the chance to win!
    Also, many thanks for all the wonderful photos from Quilt Market!

  28. I have almost all her books and patterns – She's a great designer and her patterns are so easy to follow – Please enter me, and big thanks to you and Heather!!

  29. Thank you for introducing me to Heather. I went to her blog and have made her a "regular". She shares her beautiful works of art and such WONDERFUL photos of her part of the country – like picture-postcards.

    Her new book, On The Run, looks fabulous. After seeing the many quilts from this book on her blog, I know it be added to my sewing room, if not by winning a copy, by buying a copy.

  30. I have always enjoyed the Anka Treasures books — and this one looks to be in the same category. I expect it will be part of my library.

  31. Thank you so much for the opportunity to see other's great works on your blog! And thanks for the opportunity to win them as well! You are awesome!!

  32. I really appreciate pre cuts for quilting as my hands dont allow me to cut for hours any more. AND the table runners look stunning YES please.. to winning a book….that would be special.

  33. I've been to Heather's blog. These table runners are such nice gifts. Her books are wonderful – easy to follow. Thanks for the opprotunity to win this latest one. Have a nice day…piece. How are the twins?

  34. I just hopped over to Heather's blog! What wonderful patterns! I got lost over there just reading her posts! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of her books!
    How are you and the twins doing?

  35. The tablerunners are beautiful…I would love to create some for the upcoming holidays. Perhaps I'll be the blessed winner this time.

  36. Oh, what a fun giveaway! I love Anka's Treasures and have bought a few of her books…would love to add this one to the collection. 🙂 Thanks Jolly Jabber!

  37. Finally!!! I saw this on Heather's blog weeks ago and have frantically been searching for it everywhere…this is not a must have this is a pure NEED!!!! Plus, who doesn't love pre-cuts patterns??

  38. I have all of Heather's other pattern books so I'm super excited about this new one!! The pictures of all the table runner look awesome….guess some of my family members will definitely get homemade gifts for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Love the designs that you shown. I have to have one of these when they come available. I like different shapes,this book looks fanastic. I have goosebumps I'm so excited. Thank you for sharing this book and give away.

  40. I'd love to win Heather Peterson's new book. The photos of the projects are terrific. Wildflowers looks like it will be beautiful too.

  41. I just love anything from Anka's Treasures. And now I've got to go out and hunt down that sweater pattern. I think Heather and her sister and baby Addi are cute as buttons. Thanks for sharing her blog and the latest book.

  42. I like the idea of having several patterns in ONE book. It makes choosing easier. The use of pre-cuts is even better. I envy your studio space.

  43. The pictures you are showing from her patterns just pop! Hope I win one of the books…but, if not, I will seek it out at the fabric store! Jan D

  44. The book sounds like so much fun. If I'm not lucky enough to win it I'll have to buy one because I love that red and white table topper! Thanks for the chance to win the book. 🙂

  45. I totally agree, I LOVE Anka's Treasure books! This one will for sure be a favorite in my sewing room.
    Warm wishes from Sweden
    Annika Pettersson

  46. These tablerunners are beautiful!
    I really want to make the one that has the watering can in the picture. It's calling my name 🙂

  47. I absolutely love these new fabrics and would love to own a copy of this new book….Table runners are my "thing" Can't wait for it!!!!

  48. Hi there! I would love to be entered in the drawing for Heather's new book! Thanks for the wonderful service you provide and fun fabrics and patterns, etc! :o) Bari

  49. Wow, indeed. The red and white table runner you show is so creative! I would never think to make something not square or a rectangle. Obviously, I need this book to show me a new way.

  50. Thanks for the giveaway, Heather! Just love your patterns, and can't wait to see your new fabric!!
    These patterns would make great Christmas presents, wouldn't they?!!

  51. I have been looking for a great table runner pattern for our new dining room and hadn't really seen any I liked. Here are several in one place!

  52. I would love to win this book. The patterns are gorgeous. I love to make table runners and toppers for friends and family. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. I'd sure love to win this book – the photos look great and I've enjoyed her other patterns. Goodness knows I have plenty of precuts around that could be put to good use!

  54. What a wonderful book to win. And with the economy like it is I think everyone is making gifts for the holiday. And what better kind of gift.

  55. It would be lovely to win one of Heather's book. Her patterns are lovely. I'm especially coveting that runner at the bottom of the blog entery… love those colours and cute, cute pattern!! My fingers are crossed 🙂

  56. I love the table runner for the round table – I have a friend who hinted at wanting one today! Maybe I will surprise her with one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. You're not kidding that the long Minnesota winter has set in, it snowed over 2 weeks ago already. Bring on the new projects!
    Beautiful book, from what I can see, loving the red and white table topper in the post, sweet! Jodi

  58. Table runners do make the greatest gifts. I am always on the lookout for new patterns. I would love to have the book.