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Scary Squares vs. Mix & Match Monsters – What’s the Difference?

grid of monster appliques

As of today I have two different monster quilt patterns in the shop. Scary Squares and Mix & Match Monsters.

There are a lot of similarities between the monsters (because I drew them all) but these are not the same pattern!Scary Squares easy monster quilt pattern from Shiny Happy World

Scary Squares is the easier pattern. It includes full-sized applique patterns for twelve different monsters, plus all the instructions and links to videos you need to make your quilt. The pieces for each monster are exploded and labeled and ready for you to assemble in the usual way. This one is great for beginners.

Mix & Match Monsters - the pattern that comes with the Craftsy class Cute Quilt-As-You-Go Applique Monsters

Mix & Match Monsters includes 24 pages of mix and match monster parts. The pieces are all carefully sized and proportioned so you can combine them in a bunch of different ways to make a kajillion different monsters. 

How do you know which one is right for you?

If you’re new to Quilt As You Go and applique with fusible adhesive, or you just want a monster project that’s fast, easy, and fun – with all the design decisions already made – then the Scary Squares pattern is the one for you. Get it here.

If you look at the Scary Squares pattern and think, “I like the eyebrows on that one monster, but I want to add them to this other one, and maybe add the horns from that guy onto this guy, and use some faux fur while I’m at it. Oh – and I think this guy needs a contrasting belly and that guy could use some stripes and I wonder if I could add some springy, curly hair to this one, and wouldn’t it be fun to make it look like that one is busting out of his block. . .” then the Mix & Match Monsters pattern is the best choice for you. 🙂 Get it here.

Happy quilting!

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World