About Me


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

If you love bright designs and quilty goodness, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find plenty of modern quilt inspiration, tutorials, and fuss-free quilt patterns to build your quilting confidence, one (paper) piece at a time.

I’ve been quilting for over 20 years but I’m still learning new things all the time and happy to share my knowledge and discoveries. I originally learned to quilt the traditional way, and still enjoy using traditional patterns and tweaking them to my taste, but modern quilting is what I really enjoy.

My quilting journey started when I was at Uni and I honed my craft making quilts for myself or as gifts for special people. A few years ago I began writing patterns in order to share my love of quilting with others. A few of them have been featured in Make Modern magazine and Love Patchwork & Quilting, and they are available here on the shop page. They’re fun, bright, and often fairly quick quilts, because those are the kinds of quilts I like to make myself. I love a good challenge every once in a while, but nothing beats that sense of accomplishment when you get to use your finished product.

If you are curious about my business name (you’re not the only one), it’s the first line from the nursery rhyme “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.”

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I’m so glad you are here!