Scrap Sew Along Designer Spotlight - Porcupine Sew Threads!

Today is the kick off of the first ever Scrap Sew Along! 

Thanks for joining me!! I'm so excited! 

To start us off on the right foot is Laurel of Porcupine Sew Threads.  She's one of my best quilty friends & writes seriously cute patterns.

Laurel offers both EPP (English Paper Piecing - which I've never tried 🤫) and traditionally pieced patterns

She's even having a sale on her newest pattern, Foxglove, just for us!  It's 20% off this week only! 🎉
(Heads up! You can click any image here & it will take you straight to the pattern!)

Bear Cabin 

I have made four of her patterns & you can peek at my makes below
There's always  helpful diagrams & room for notes, as well as alternate colourways included for inspiration & a colouring sheet! 

She also offers so many free patterns - some EPP and some regular, so her site is definitely worth checking out.

I think EPP are perfect for scraps, so it's surprising that I haven't tried out that method of quilting yet.  Laurel is the only one of this month's designers who makes EPP patterns!

I have this super cute Trash Panda design saved, but I haven't tried it quite yet.  It will be my first attempt when I'm finally brave enough to jump in though!! 

Below you'll find the patterns I've made from Laurel's shop.  All of them are written for yardage but can easily be translated into scrap versions, as you'll see. 

My most recent finish is first - because as luck would have it, Laurel is releasing this pattern today!!!!

Foxglove is such an adorable, big blocked star quilt.  I opted to keep three of the fabrics similar, so I'd get a different feel than the original pattern. 
That's the fun of scraps - you can tweak things to fit what you have on hand!
(the back on this one is all scraps, too, but I'll talk about that more in a few weeks!)  

Rite of Spring - mine is made from black & white yardage, but all the pinks, reds, and greys are scraps from other quilts. 
I modified the sashing to create the center box & added the flying geese borders, from the tiny bits I had left.

Bear Cabin!  The only PSThreads pattern I've made using yardage. I went for neon since it was the middle of winter & I needed a pick me up.
As luck would have it, a huge storm hit the day I finished it.... so naturally I marched outside through the knee deep snow for photos 😄

Flight of the Bumblebees.  I actually made two from this pattern - in the same colour scheme!
This second one has an extra row of blocks on each side.  I followed the instructions for the baby size for both, just cut twice as much, plus a few more! 
Both were so fun & it was such a treat to almost completely empty my blue scrap bucket!!

Swing on by Laurel's site & check out all the fun thing she offers! There's a few more surprises on her site that I left out 😉

If you're inspired to start creating right away, don't forget to share it on Instagram using the #hsScrapSewAlong tag! That way everyone who joins the challenge can cheer you on!

- S


  • oh I HAVE to check out the posts on Instagram! I totally forgot it started yesterday. AH! <3

    Hannah Barnel
  • I just love how the patterns shine in scraps. I can not find a prettier version of these patterns. You are truly talented.


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