Scrap… Crackle… Pop! by Cat Hill

Cat Hill (I Heard it through the Quilt Vine) first approached us a few months back with all sorts of fabulous project ideas. She is a regular user and champion of Aurifil thread and loves nothing more than using her craft and skill to enhance the lives of others. She believes that quilting is therapeutic and it is her goal to help others find solace through the practice of stitching with needle and thread.

We’re delighted to introduce you to her and one of her techniques today and hope you’ll leave feeling inspired. We absolutely love having the opportunity to showcase the work being done out there with our threads. If you have a fabulous project or technique that you’d like to share, we’d encourage you to reach out, tag us on IG, send us a direct message… we are here to celebrate the work that you are doing!

Introducing Scrap… Crackle… Pop

This project is a great stash-buster. There is no paper piecing involved, it’s incredibly therapeutic, and no two squares are the same! The technique creates tremendous variety in the blocks– all you have to do is change the fabric around. I love to mix fabric patterns and textures in my projects to create a unique design for each individual block.

This table runner consists of 3″ half-square triangle blocks & quarter-square triangle blocks staggered w/ 3″ squares alternating enhancing the scrappy design. It finishes at 14″ x 56″. I pieced & quilted the entire thing with Aurifil 50wt in 2710, 1320, & 1126 and accented with straight line quilting. It’s a fun & easy project for a beginner quilter, but would be fab for all levels! I love Aurifil thread. I can always count on the quality and colors to complement any of my quilting projects. For this, my chosen Aurifil colors perfectly coordinate with my scraps from Hoffman Batiks & Michael Miller Fairy Frost.

The project also features an advanced tip on how to create a scrappy border. I designed the pattern in EQ7 and also printed the design to follow the directional squares while piecing together. I’m featuring the pattern today on my blog as a Scrap-a-long. Learn more about how this technique has helped me therapeutically + grab all the details needed to create one of your own by clicking on the button below.

HUGE thanks to Cat for sharing her project with us today! We love to see what you all are creating!


  1. I noticed that Cat’s blog has an “http” link, not an “https” link, and thus generates a “not secure” warning from most browsers. I like to share links with my quilt guild, and many members will not visit non-https sites because of that warning. I realize that visitors are not asked to enter a password or other sensitive information on a quilting blog, but my friends don’t understand the difference, and just heed the warning and avoid the site. I know there’s an extra cost to get an SSL certificate, but it may be necessary these days.

    1. Hi Dot! Thanks so much for the heads up. Chat saw your comment earlier and made some adjustments in her site settings. We’ve since also edited the link and it should now be safe and easy to send out to your quilt guild! Happy Stitching!

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