Mystery Quilt Program
Have you ever made a mystery quilt? If so, you know how much fun they can be. If not, then we urge you to give it a try.
What is it? A mystery quilt is a quilt made from a pattern that is separated into steps. Each step is provided over time so you don't know what it actuallly looks like until the last step is revealed to you. While this may sound intimidating, it actually makes it fun.
How does it work? You purchase the pattern from us for just $13.50. We'll give you the first part of the pattern which gives you the fabric quantities and the cutting and piecing for Step 1. Then, on the 1st of each month, starting in March, we will release the next step. You can either pick it up at the shop or request it be mailed to you.
There are a total of six steps which means you will receive the last step, revealing the final design, in July. While you can take your time completing the quilt, we suggest you do so in a timely manner because some time in October we will be hosting a show & tell where you can show your colorway and see all the other colorways you fellow quilters have chosen!
What does it cost? The initial cost to you is just $13.50 plus tax for the pattern. Then you choose and purchase the fabric. If you purchase the fabric from our store, we are offering a 15% discount for all fabrics for this quilt including the top, backing, and binding. If purchasing online use the code "mystery" to get your 15% discount.
How much fabric is required? When finished without the optional border, this quilt measures approximately 74" x 96-1/2", a full size quilt. Adding the optional 7" border will make an extra long queen size.
This pattern recommends the following fabric quantities:
Light -- Fabric 1 2 yards
Medium -- Fabric 2 3/4/ yard
Medium Dark -- Fabric 3 1-3/4 yard
Dark -- Fabric 4 5-1/4 yard
Optional Border, more of #2, #3, or another 2-3/4 yard
Binding, more of #4 or another 3/4 - 1 yard
Backing w/o optional border 5-3/4 yard
Backing with optional 7" border 8 yards
Things to remember: Fabrics should should have a definite difference in value and/or color in order for the pattern to emerge. Think CONTRAST! Choose a variety of scales and prints for interest. Avoid directional fabrics unless you are prepared to ignore their prints.
Here is picture of the fabrics I have chosen, from dark to light. Notice I did choose a directional print for my dark and I'm fine with that.
Is it hard? Not at all. If you are a confident quilter, you can do this. Each step comes with cutting and piecing instructions which only require basic rotary cutting and machine piecing skills. As a bonus, Marilyn will be making YouTube videos to offer guidance on cutting and piecing for each step. These videos will only be available via email link to those who purchase the pattern. We urge you to keep up with each step and enjoy the process! You'll be glad you did.
How do I start? You start by buying the pattern and your fabric. The cutting and piecing instructions for Step 1 will be included. You can participate in this remotely as we will mail you each part of the pattern as they become available. Either come into the store or click here to purchase online. If you are picking up your pattern each month, be sure to make the selection for in-store pick-up.
Finally. This quilt pattern is protected by copyright. The pattern maker has requested that no parts of this pattern or pictures of your finished quilt be posted online (e.g., social media) along with any reference to the pattern name. This keeps it a mystery for others who might be making this same quilt.