Set the Table…

Confession: I have a terrible weakness, one I probably should never admit. I am a sucker for Karen Burns; when she writes to ask me to do something I cannot say no. Luckily she never asks for anything I am not happy to do. For example: this…

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A while back Karen asked if I’d design a little something for a book she was putting together (Set the Table), and of course I said yes. I just happened to have a quilt design I had been playing with and it adapted quite nicely to a table runner. So whiz-bang lickity-split we were off and running. I made my martini shakers, the fantastic Lisa Sipes quilted it up for me with some deft angle work, and off it went.

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Well, the book is now on sale. Of course the pattern for my runner is in there, along with ten others. You can pick it up at the Martingale shop here, or go bang on your LQS to carry it…

Or, of course you can see if you might win one in the giveaway I am running here. I know, I don’t normally do giveaways, but Martingale sent me some and they need homes. So I’ll be giving away four (4) signed copies here on the blog. All you have to do is comment on this post (and make sure there is an email address to contact you) to enter. I’ll be doing the drawing on August 9th…

It would be swell if you’d tweet or FB this, but I ain’t doing the bonus entry thing. I will be running a second side giveaway for a copy over on the Thomas Knauer Sews FB page, but that is an entirely different beast…

So, comment away, and good luck. And if you don’t win you can always pick up your own copy out in the world…


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46 Responses to Set the Table…

  1. 1
    Kim Munoz says:

    Would love to own this….it will be signed right???

  2. 2
    Mary P says:

    Looks like a fun book!

  3. 3
    DeeAnn Forrest says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks, Thomas.

  4. 4
    Phyl says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. I’d love to have a copy.

  5. 5
    Christine Sherman says:

    Love your runner and thanks for the chance!

  6. 6

    Table runners are great gifts – I would love this book with some great patterns!

  7. 7
    Sue says:

    Very generous – thanks! Nice collection here!

  8. 8
    Laura Little says:

    That book looks like it has many doable and great patterns. Might be just what I need to motivate myself into making some new tablerunners for my table. Thanks for opportunity!

  9. 9
    mjb says:

    Looks great!

  10. 10
    Flaun says:

    Ooooo, a signed copy, even. Awesomesauce!

  11. 11
    Linda Sinclair says:

    Count me in! Thanks.

  12. 12
    Lynne says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  13. 13
    Esther F. says:

    I would love to use this ook! Thank you for the opportunity!

  14. 14
    Ivy says:

    Would be cool to own. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. 15
    Jennyroo says:

    This looks like a great book! Count me in for the draw, please and thank you!

  16. 16
    Andrea says:

    I’d love this, I promised to make a table runner for my sister’s birthday, and that was in Feb…hmm, maybe if I win I can get it made for her next one!

  17. 17
    Michelle says:

    I love these and I love table runners! <3

  18. 18
    Lisa Eichholtz says:

    pick me, pick me!

  19. 19
    Carla G says:

    These table runners look fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  20. 20
    Kathryn says:

    I’d love to win a copy. The table runners look great!

  21. 21
    Marsha says:

    would love to win a signed copy! Hope this isn’t open to US residents only…..

  22. 22
    Judith says:

    Please put my name in the hat! I would really love to win this book.

  23. 23
    Stephanie says:

    Looks like a fabulous book – count me in!

  24. 24
    BFromM says:

    I can feel the relaxing vibes from the cocktails through the internet. It’s a fun pattern.

  25. 25
    cat stone says:

    That looks like it will be a great book. I’d love to win a copy if it’s open to overseas entries.

  26. 26
    mary says:

    Well done for not saying no. I’d love a copy and have a table that would be vastly improved with a table runner or two. Thanks for the chance

  27. 27
    Barbara says:

    thanks for everything that you do and write here

  28. 28
    Marci Girl says:

    Great book concept! I love making table runners, they sew up so quickly!

  29. 29
    Joanna says:

    I love the design and I love seeing your fabrics in completed projects. I see a few gift ideas in this book just from the pictures you posted. Fun!

  30. 30
    Cindy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the book. The designs are interesting but also able to be created with minimal materials and time (yeah, might even be able to make a dent in my stash).

  31. 31
    Cathy Ritter says:

    Your table runner is my favorite. I love working with angles and curves. So bright and cheery. Will definitely cheer up any room in the house. Would be a plus just to get the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  32. 32
    Jane S. says:

    That looks like a fun book! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy. 🙂

  33. 33
    Jennifer says:

    Crossing my fingers that I’m selected in the book drawing!
    Good luck to everyone!

  34. 34
    Louise says:

    I would love to win this book and start working on my Christmas list. I think Shake Up would look great in Christmas fabric!

  35. 35
    Sherryl says:

    I’m glad you decided to do a giveaway even though it might be out of your comfort zone! This looks like an awesome book and I’d love a copy. I usually do more traditional stuff, but my family loves modern… it’s time I took the leap!

  36. 36

    Looks like a book I need…

  37. 37
    Beth Carver says:

    Love your contribution to this book! Please enter me for a chance to win an “autographed” copy. Thanks, Beth in AL

  38. 38
    Jo says:

    Table runners are one of my favorite things to make! I would sure love to win a copy of this book and signed on top of that what a killer giveaway from someone who rarely does giveaways, when you go you go big

  39. 39
    Donna R. says:

    How exciting! Seeing your work in print never gets old …

  40. 40
    Lee says:

    Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway – looks like a fun book!

  41. 41
    Karen Seitz says:

    It looks like many of the projects on the cover can be easily adapted to quilt-sized projects — bonus!

  42. 42
    ld says:

    I actually *have* seen the book in the LQS and … AND the owner has been publicizing it in classes. It would be loverly to win an autographed copy. Congrats, Thomas!

  43. 43
    Lynn Swanson says:

    Love the designs – a great way to try out colour options without the committment of a quilt.

  44. 44
    Jane B says:

    Sweet! Cool table runner design. 🙂

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    Daryl Roth says:

    Looks like a great book! Would love to a chance to win a copy.

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    Linda says:

    Love your martini shakers! A wry motif for a table runner, I think. I want a signed copy!