Jacquelynne Steves

My Summer Table Runner in Quilts & More Magazine!

It’s been so exciting to have my table runner series featured in Quilts & More magazine during the year of 2017! TODAY the summer issue will be released- so check your newsstands or local quilt shop, or if you have a subscription run right out to the mailbox to see if it’s arrived! You can also get a digital copy here.

Do you like sunflowers? Yes? Then I think you will like this table runner! I’ve done a pieced “split rail” block for the background, and I like how the applique extends onto the blue border. It was really fun going through my scraps to find different yellows and greens for the applique.

I actually originally designed it with a purple border instead of blue, and although I loved how all of the colors worked together, it seemed to say “Indian Summer” instead of summer, so I changed the border to that pretty, fresh light blue. But not before I spent a lot of time adding those purple borders and then having to remove them! Darn. Oh well- that’s the design process. So if you’re looking for a project to take you from late summer into fall, you could try doing the purple borders instead of blue:

My quilter, Danny, once again did a beautiful job. She did a free motion loop pattern in the background, a simple cross hatch in the flower centers, added a vein to the leaves, and an echo and “V” pattern in the border scallops.

Don’t forget to get your copy before they sell out! Want to see the first runner in the series? Click here.


  • kathy
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm | Permalink


  • Bonnie Nyquist
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I love the tablerunner! Quilts and More is not yet available in my area stores as of today,any day now,it was released yesterday.I never miss an issue. What fabric is that made from? It would look perfect in my home! FYI,Quilts and More is a news stand issue only,no subscriptions! Only digital issues availabe.I have begged many times for subscriptions. I guess it is aimed at quilt shops to draw traffic. Thrilled to see your work in there!I would love to see more from you.

    • Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      Yes it’s too bad they don’t offer subscriptions! The fabrics in this were from my scraps and stash.

  • Kathy in WV
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I understand completely how you feel….I’ve been trying to put it into words but you articulated it so well. “Slow down”….is what I’m telling myself. I’m so glad I get your newsletter….I’ve been so busy lately I’ve not kept up with my favorite blogs and newsletters and I’m afraid I’ve been one of those people who lets her box overflow and then just deletes randomly. I’ll be more careful in the future….I really do love your work…your designs…and your generosity. Thank you so much.

    • Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Kathy! I’m glad that you enjoy my newsletter! I know that email inboxes can get overwhelming :)

  • Joyce
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I love the new table runner. The colors go so well with my apple green and yellow kitchen. I also really like sunflowers and plant them in my garden almost every year. The seeds make great that’s for the birds. Thank you so. I have for all the time you spend designing and sharing pretty things for us to make.

  • Paula S. Pike
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, do take the time to just enjoy life. I work from home and take my lunch time to wander to my studio and sew for thirty minutes or take Shilo, my 100+ pound baby for a walk (weather permitting). I try to work on applique prep or finishing quilts during conference calls.

    Just remember to take the time to breathe. :)

  • Diana Nelson
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Love all your table runner patterns and especially your embroidery patterns.

  • Maureen Rogers
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    How gorgeous! I love sunflowers. Thanks for sharing.

  • Virginia Marien
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to pick my copy of Quilts and More to get your second pattern. I love it.

  • Donna Minter
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Your sunflower table runner is right on time. Making a table runner for each season for my daughter’s birthday. Sunflowers are her favorite! Thank you so much for this design.

  • Karen Steinmann
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Take a breath and take a few minutes each day for yourself. Don’t burn yourself out. We, as your subscribers, will look forward to your posts and emails whenever you get them done.
    Love the sunflower table runner. I’m learning to quilt teaching myself, and love table runners, mug rugs and wall hangings.

    Relax and take time for yourself and family.

  • Posted April 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful runner , I love sunflowers !

  • Penny Harrison
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I love Quilts and More Magazine – and especially loved your table runner – went right over and subscribed and downloaded / printed the pattern out!!! Will be a wonderful runner on our kitchen table! Thank you!

  • Jane Sprague
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Dear Jacquelynne:
    In the hope that this reaches you, I want to tell you how much I enjoy receiving your emails. Your posts are always upbeat, joyful, and full of humor. Best of all, you’re a “regular” person, someone I can relate to and who I truly appreciate. Like you, I find that life sometimes gets away from me with all the busy-ness that occurs. But you’re right, in the long run it’s how you manage that busy-ness and what choices you make about how you’re going to live your life. I applaud your choices, and if you ever needed to take a break from all of us, I guarantee that not only I, but so many of your readers would be right there waiting for you when you got back! In the meantime, I look forward to your next post.
    Big hug from the Inland Northwest,
    PS: I love this table runner. After all the rain we’ve had lately, I can just imagine how it would bring in the sunshine!

  • Posted April 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Bright and cheerful table runner. So pretty.

  • Carol O
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Love the table runner! I guess I need to go out to purchase before they are gone.

  • Sally Ann
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Just got this issue today…love your pattern!

  • Janice C
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Your sunflower tablerunner is beautiful!!

  • Hollie McNeely
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I hope this is not number three post. If yes sorry everyone. I will look for magazine when I go shopping. I still haven’t finished looking at the last QnM magazine. Bad me. Lol. Love your table runner.

  • Lynn
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    I love your table runner designs. Having a few around to change up my home decor makes me look like I have my act together :). Can you tell me what batting you use – the appliqued petals seem to have a nice loft to them. Is it just the stitching around each petal or is there extra batting behind each petal. I look forward to your newsletters and all the information you willing share with us. Thanks

    • Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

      The batting was just Warm and Natural batting, there was no extra batting behind the petals. I think it’s just the way my quilter outlined the petals that makes them “pop” like that :)

  • Kaye Walker
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I love the table runner! I’m going to look for it while I’m out and about tomorrow.
    I know you are so busy with everything you have going on but you really need to take time for yourself. You may have to say no every now and then so you can enjoy doing the things you love.
    I enjoy your newsletters and being a member of The Art of Home club. I really appreciate all the freebies you send our way, too.

    • Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kaye! Thanks so much for your very much for your kind comment- I’m so glad that you are enjoying the Club and my newsletters!

  • margiestitcher
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    this is so very pretty

  • Jennifer Moore
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    I love the table runner, don’t get the magazine as I already get a couple of Australian ones here. I love your site, the Art of Home Club and everything else. I am also having a really bad case of not taking time out. I just don’t have time, I am not even nearly keeping up with Art of Home etc. Selling my home, packing up and rebuilding is becoming a nightmare. Keep telling myself to calm down until settled and able to get back to the sewing room. I have all your newsletter saved, ready to go. Love and good wishes.

  • Mary S
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    I love this table runner.This is so cheerful and brightens a day.Thank you for all your talent and sharing to us all.I hope to get back too my crafts soon.Have a Blessed Day 🐛🌼🏵🌻🌹

  • gale
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Beautiful!!! I love sunflowers. I agree, we have to enjoy the small things in life. Wishing you a wonderful day.

  • marcille irwin
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I love the Sunflowers table runner – I want to make it right now!

  • Susan Spiers
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! Your table topper is so sweet!

  • Nancy G
    Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Love the table runner! Will definitely get the issue!

  • Teresa Drake
    Posted April 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Thoroughly enjoy your newsletter as well as the Club! Thank you for sharing your creativity, your lovely patterns and your time.

  • N
    Posted May 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I love sun flowers, and this makes me want to make some!

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