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Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016

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Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box bringing you quilting supplies, from fabric to patterns to thread to notions, with a promised retail value of at least $50. Boxes are curated by guests (bloggers, designers, etc.). 

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Quilty Box

The Cost: $48 a month (save with longer subscriptions)

COUPON: Save $10 off your first month with coupon Newsletter10!

The Products: Four or more themed quilting items such as fabric, patterns, books, threads, notions, and other tools.

Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)

Check out all of our Quilty Box reviews and see the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more great crafty boxes!

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This month there was an information card with a list of items in the box. The other side profiled this month’s curator, Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, a site that focuses on finding new designers and offers patterns in fashion sewing, needlework, quilting, and more.

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There was also a card with more information about Indygo Junction.

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Crossroads Denim (5 fat quarters) – Value $31.95

This is the first time we have received denim in Quilty Box. I am not used to working with denim, although I did pick it up quickly enough. This is a lot softer than a pair of jeans and I like the fall color palette!

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Schmetz Machine Needles for Denim – Value $3.29

Denim and other really thick/tough fabrics require special sewing machine needles. Not everyone will have those, so this is a great inclusion in the box.

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Sulky Petite Pack Fall Collection Thread – Value $8.99

Also included was this thread in several coordinating colors! Definitely useful and great for fall.

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The Quilted Kitchen Patterns – Value $11.99

Quilted Cook and Carry Pattern – Value $10.99

There were two Indygo Junction patterns this month. You could actually make some of these items with the included fabric. However, I have this weird hang-up where I can’t imagine getting food near anything I made for fear of staining it. I am more into decorative pieces and less into functional ones, I suppose. But that is my own idiosyncrasy. And it is nice to get both fabric and a pattern or patterns that can be completed in the same box.

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In case you were wondering, here is one sheet from one of the patterns so you can see a little of what you would get if you ordered.

Unlike some other fabric subscriptions, Quilty Box does not always give you a self-contained project. I didn’t want to have to order a bunch of extra fabric and I didn’t want to have 23 works in progress, so I went out and bought some books with patterns for pillows in them. I figured a pillow (or at least the front) was something I’d be able to complete.  o here you go, the “Filmstrip” pattern from this book:

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I was having issues with my sewing machine (long story) so I did this by hand. Please forgive the lack of ironing (among other issues).

Verdict: I calculated a value of almost $67.21 for the August Quilty Box. That is pretty close to July’s value and is almost $20 above the cost of the box. One thing I like this month is that, if you were so inclined, you could complete one of the patterns using the thread and fabric provided (you’d still need batting but quilters would have that around anyway). QuiltyBox does not always have a self-contained project – I don’t mind relying on my imagination and/or other resources I have on hand, but I know some people prefer a bit more direction. I also thought all the items in the box really went nicely together, like some thought was put into the curation, rather than just throwing items in the box.

What do you think of the August 2016 Quilty Box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. What a beautiful pillow cover! You’ve inspired me to learn sewing!!

  2. Amy Barickman is really famous and designs great vintage-inspired fabrics and patterns. That said, I wouldn’t spend $50 sight-unseen on someone else’s preferences. Quilting is an incredibly personal craft when it comes to taste. For $50, you can get LOADS of stuff from a website called Connecting Threads, all of it high quality and all of it your own selection.

    • Agree. Choosing colors and fabrics is what makes quilting an art.

      I’ve never tried to sew denim so kudos for trying that, Ragan!

      • I look at it this way — I can discover new designers and fabrics and some tools (I am not used to working with denim, for example, and I never would’ve tried it otherwise) and I don’t feel limited to using the fabric provided with the patterns in the box (as you can see up above). So the challenge is to take what I receive and find a way to make it mine. Since I don’t have a lot of spare time to make full quilts (I review like 40 boxes a month here and I have a full time job and some pets with chronic illnesses, plus I also have a lot of other hobbies), and I don’t always have a super long attention span for a huge project, I like the small scale challenge Quilty Box tends to offer). That may not be the same for everyone. But it works for me.

        • I’d agree if the quilting subs only cost $20. I can’t chance it on $50.

        • I think you have a great attitude about it. I like that you make it work for you. This is something I need to remind myself to do.

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