Mix & Match Monsters Quilt Pattern
What you get+-
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.)
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.
Have fun with it!
What You Need+-
You'll need. . .
Want easy peasy fabric shopping? Buy a background bundle for all your background blocks (I used the Solid Rainbow bundle) and a fat quarter bundle for the monsters (I used the Rainbow Brights fat quarter bundle). You'll also need some solid white and black for eyes and mouths.
Crib Quilt (50" wide x 50" tall)
- 3 yards background fabrics
- at least 6 fat quarters for monsters (you may want more for variety)
- 2 1/2 yards for backing (or 1 1/2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 1/2 yard for binding
Napping Quilt (50" wide x 60" tall)
- 3 1/3 yards background fabrics
- at least 8 fat quarters for monsters (you may want more for variety)
- 4 yards for backing (or 2 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 1/2 yard for binding
Twin Quilt (70" wide x 90" tall)
- 7 yards background fabrics
- at least 16 fat quarters for monsters (you may want more for variety)
- 5 yards for backing (or 4 yards Cuddle Fleece)
- 5/8 yard for binding
- batting (I love Warm & Natural 100% cotton batting)
- freezer paper (for machine applique technique) – either a roll from the grocery store, or this printable freezer paper
- fusible adhesive (if using applique with fusible adhesive technique)