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Mix & Match Monsters Quilt Pattern



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The Mix & Match Monsters pattern is so much more than just a pattern.

What do you get?

The templates for SO MANY MONSTER PARTS! Seriously – there are 24 pages jam-packed with templates for bodies, eyes, mouths, fins, feathers, hands, tentacles, antennae, stripes, spots and more – all sized to work together. You can make a kajillion monsters and never have a repeat.

(Ok – I know kajillion isn’t a real number, but I’ve made over 100 different monsters and I’m nowhere near running out of possible combinations.)

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly. No shipping costs and no waiting! (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)

Pattern Details

Want to see how it works? Here’s a little video I put together walking you through some sample blocks.

In addition to the templates, there are links to videos teaching you three different appliqué techniques - needle turn, machine appliqué, and appliqué with fusible adhesive. It also has links to nine additional lessons showing how to add sashing, 3D bits, faux trapunto, and fancy fabrics like fur, fleece, satin and shiny tissue lamé!

I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. 

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered instantly by email - if you're not sure what a digital pattern is, click here for more info
  • 24 pages of mix & match monster parts - bodies, eyes, ears, arms, tentacles, spots, stripes, eyebrows, and more. They're all specially designed to work together in lots of different ways! For example - a skinny rectangle can be stripes, hair, or eyebrows. A semicircle can be a mouth, hair, back ridges, toenails or scales. There are hundreds of different pieces and it's going to be so much fun to play with them!
  • Samples of dozens of different monsters 
  • Detailed instructions and links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project. It’s a workshop disguised as a pattern! 
  • Detailed cutting instructions for crib, nap and twin sized quilts.
  • Instructions for assembling the quilt – layering, basting, quilting and binding – with links to videos for all of them - including links to Quilt As You Go videos.


    Each block finishes at 10 inches square. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the following sizes. . .

    • crib (52.5" wide x 57.5" tall)
    • napping (52.5" wide x 69" tall) - this is my favorite size for on the couch
    • twin (75" wide x 92" tall)

    You can also use the monster patterns for lots of other projects, like wall hangings, table runners, placemats, and more.


      I designed this quilt to teach appliqué – so it’s great for beginners, and a fun and relaxing project for more experienced stitchers. If you can use your sewing machine, you have the skills you need to make this cuddly monster quilt.

      I used appliqué with fusible adhesive and Quilt As You Go to make a super easy quilt - almost all done on the machine. The pattern also includes links to videos teaching needle turn appliqué and machine appliqué with freezer paper, in case you prefer those methods.


      Materials Needed

      You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

      If you're making a quilt in one of my standard sizes, here are recommended fabric amounts needed.

      Crib Size (50" square)

      • 3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 7 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 2 1/2 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard binding fabric

      Napping Size (50" x 60")

      • 3 1/3 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 8 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 4 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 1/2 yard binding fabric

      Twin Size (70" x 90")

      • 7 yards of a variety of background fabrics
      • assorted prints for the appliques (get at least 16 fat quarters, but you’ll probably want more for variety)
      • 5 yards fabric for the quilt back (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
      • 5/8 yard binding fabric

      You'll find materials lists for additional quilt sizes here.

      Other Materials

      • batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
      • fusible adhesive (if using my favorite appliqué with fusible adhesive technique) - I use Heat & Bond Lite for all my quilts



      This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

      For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.

      You may not use the designs in the pattern to create and sell an embroidery pattern, or acrylic templates of all the pieces in the pattern.


      You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

      For example, if you're using this pattern to make pillows which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

      Talk to Me

      If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

      For example, if you want to hire someone to sew those pillows, or if you want to have the design printed on fabric that you sew into pillows, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)


      Customer Reviews

      Based on 20 reviews
      Melanie Palmeri
      Mix and Match

      Hi Wendi
      I am excited to put together my first quilting project in 30 years. Thank you for inspiring me to get back in the saddle. Your video tutorials are SO helpful. I have watched them all! The only thing that would be more helpful would be if they opened in a new window. I have to keep hitting the “back” button.

      Veronica Buckley
      A Pattern with a Twist

      I’ve used many of Wendy’s patterns but this one has an edge. You can be creative with it. Take a basic pattern piece and let your imagination loose. Or just use the pieces as the samples indicate. Good result either way. Excellent instructions if you need them.

      Anita Eaton
      Spooky fun

      Just made my first block and can’t wait to make more.

      Joan Bergeron
      Fun pattern of monsters.

      Good ideas and patterns.

      jann roberts

      thoroughly happy with product
      excellent explanation very easy