I’m Monika, the designer and teacher behind Penny Spool Quilts.

If you love bright designs and modern quilts, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find modern quilt inspiration, tutorials, and fuss-free quilt patterns to build your quilting confidence, one (paper) piece at a time, no matter where you are in your quilting journey.

My own quilting journey started a bit over 20 years ago, when I was at Uni in Switzerland, with traditional patterns done the traditional way. And while I call myself a modern quilter now, I still take inspiration from traditional blocks and designs and tweak them to suit my taste for modern fabrics, colours, and bold shapes.

PSQ patterns are fun and bright, sometimes minimalist, and often fairly quick quilts, and always with a nod to tradition. 

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Happy Quilting!


PS: Curious about where "Penny Spool" came from? It's paraphrased from the first line of the children's song "Pop! goes the weasel"

“A penny for a spool of thread,
a penny for a needle,
that’s the way the money goes,
pop! goes the weasel.”