Add Ons and Extras

We LOVE our Puzzle Mystery Quilts and enjoy seeing how they inspire and delight detectives all around the world, each month.  We also love seeing the ways in which our detectives are able to customize them to make them their own creations.  We keep adding new and exciting ways to enhance and include as many detectives as possible.  Keep reading to learn about all the amazing add ons and extra features of the program.

New for Fall 2024 PMQ - Wild West

Large Spool of Coordinating Aurifil 50wt Thread

All prepay detectives will have the option to add a large spool (1300m) of Aurifil 50 wt thread to their prepaid fabric delivery.  This spool is perfect for piecing those lovely quilt tops right out of the box!

Color Challenge cards, all at once

For all PREPAY detectives, receive all of your Color Challenge Cards in your initial shipment, for ALL 10 months.  You'll be able to participate each month, along with the month to month detectives.  Cards will be included with the box containing all your parts and pieces.

And continuing from previous mysteries...

Digital Colorway Swatch Card

When detectives purchase their PMQ, we will automatically attach the digital color swatch booklet to the purchase.  This will keep the swatch card permanently in your account, for ease of reference in case it is lost over time.  Never fail - we will still print a color version and include it with Clue 1, but wanted a way to keep everyone sewing in case things develop legs and walk away through the project. 


To access the swatch card file, simply download it from the order email or login into your account, locate the PMQ order email and download it from the order confirmation.  Easy as that!

Group Purchasing Program

We love our group purchasing program and are excited to announce a new iteration of the program for 2024.  Sewing with a group?  Then designate a "Team Captain" to receive all of your groups clues each month.  We will mail the entire group's clues to the Captain and then you can gather / sew on your schedule!


If you gather 5 or more detectives, each person will receive 5% off their PMQ. 

If you gather 10 or more detectives, each person will receive 10% off their PMQ.

Interested in wholesale pricing?  Simply let our team know as well and we'll get you all set up!


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Prepay for your Mystery and receive ALL of your precut fabric at one time, in one shipment

All detectives that prepay for their mysteries at time of signups will receive all of their fabric in one delivery, all at one time, without waiting for the mail each month.  We will then email these detectives directions each month for assembly of their quilt top so that they may participate real time, with all the detectives around the world.


Please note - in order to ensure delivery before Clue 1 drops, please signup before January 1st.  After January 1st, mysteries will be batched weekly and mailed.  You might be slightly delayed in starting, but will actually be ahead for all future months, as you have all of your fabric when you receive the instructions.

Select a quilt backing for your finished quilt at time of signups!

At time of signups, detectives will have the option to purchase backing for their quilts.  They will have their choice of 2-3 color options.  Sometimes they will be from their designer fabrics on their quilt, sometimes they will be coordinating basics from the same manufacturer.  But all will look lovely on the back of their finished quilts.


As always, we will offer backing with extra fabrics that remain at the end of the program, usually about Month 7-8.  To signup to be the first notified of those lovely fabrics, please head to the waitlist sheet here.


All backing will ship with Clue #10 at the end of the mystery program and all backing will be 42-44" standard width of fabric.

FREE Shipping for global detectives (Prepay only)

How can that possibly work?


Here's how - all you need to do is prepay for the colorway of your choice.  We will then package and send all 10 months of fabric to you at once, and send you the monthly assembly patterns via e-mail each month.  You get all of your fabric at the beginning and can participate along with all of the other global detectives.


We also offer monthly shipping of clues for the mystery internationally!  We've been able to negotiate a monthly rate of $7.95 per month for our Canadian members and $9.95 per month for everyone else.  If prepaying is not for you, then no problem - we can help with that!! 


**Please note - you will be responsible for all import duty and taxes from your home country.

Border Kits to expand your PMQ

We love border kits!  Convert your quilt tops into larger quilts made for bigger, comfier beds!  Simply add a few borders to make that quilt a Queen or Full sized quilt.


These border kits will expand your large quilt top from 72" x 72" to 88" x 88" or your small quilt top from 48" x 60" to 58" x 70" in coordinating fabrics from your kits.


These lovely kits will ship with your Clue #10.

"Oops Kits"

These kits include a fat eighth (approximately 18" x 10") of each main fabric in your chosen colorway (6 prints). Use these guys for those quick fixes if accidents happen. And if you have them at the end of the mystery, feel free to use them for the back or into an extra border. No fabric left behind :)  These kits will ship with Clue #1.

Try Before You Buy

Are you interested in the participating in the mystery, but not sure how it works? Want to dip you toe in without going all in? For a limited time, we will be offering a "Try Before You Buy" program. Simply fill in the information here and our team will mail a half clue to you, free of charge. You can sew it together, get a feel for the fabrics and how the instructions work. This will be from an older quilt and colorway, but will be a great way to experience the program.