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 PMQ - 2023

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 July 1st.  After July 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.

And continuing from previous mysteries...

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.

Coordinating Thread Kits to enhance elements of your PMQ

These kits include a collection of coordinated Aurifil Threads to match your quilting colorway.  One larger spool (1300M) of a basic color for piecing and 3 smaller spools (200M) for adding personalized elements to your finished quilt.  These spools are all 50wt Aurifil and they will ship with Clue #1.

"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.