Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
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.).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Quilty Box
The Cost: $48 a month (save with longer subscriptions)
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)
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The box comes with this information card as well as a little magazine (you usually need to refer to the magazine if you are going to make the pattern for a given month). This month’s curator is Susanclaire Mayfield from New Zealand; you can view her website here.
Indah Batiks 8 Fat Quarters from Hoffman Fabrics – Value $18.54 (sale price; MSRP $23.18)
These were designed by Susanclaire Mayfield and can be used in this month’s pattern (see below). The bright colors appeal to me quite a bit. It is rather difficult to tell the front from the back of these but maybe that is because they are batiks, which I don’t think I’ve received from Quilty Box before. The minimalist prints make these super easy to use in patterns.
Giraffe Pattern – Listed Value $5
Some directions for this are in the magazine, and you have to be good at applique to make this. You can use some of the supplies in the box in this project, too. I am not particularly good at applique so I am saving this for future use. It is nice that Quilty Box has been moving towards more cohesive, project-based boxes, though.
Water Soluble Pencils from Clover (3 pieces) – Value $6.65
These are handy. You use them to trace templates onto fabric and then the pencil marks wash right off later, so you don’t ruin all your work, even if you make a stray mark or two. These perform about as well as other water soluble quilt marking pencils I’ve used in the past.
Kurumi Button Pack – Listed Value $13
You can get these buttons from pinwheels.com, although this package is not for sale there that I can tell, so I am taking the value from the information card. You cover these in your fabric of choice (there are directions on the back) and add an interesting raised textural element to your quilt. These particular ones can be used with the giraffe pattern from this box.
Add-a-Quarter Plus – Value $7.19
This is a device intended to help you adapt pieces you used templates for to cutting with a rotary cutter (you need an extra ¼” around the edge of each piece as that is not usually factored in with templates). If I knew where my rotary cutter was, this would’ve made me very happy this month (when I did use templates). This is really quite a handy ruler to have and it looks like it will hold up for a long time.
Soak Sample in Lacey – Value $1 (buy 48 packets for $48)
This is a no-rinse laundry detergent that is eco-friendly. It is meant for delicate items like lingerie, sweaters, quilts, etc. and does not need to be rinsed out (though you can use it in machines if you’d like). I was hesitant to use this on lingerie because I have very sensitive skin and it is fragranced but I tried it on a “dry clean only” dress and (fingers crossed), it does seem to be refreshing the dress. If it works (dress isn’t dry yet), I will have to buy a bottle of this for sure!
Here is an Ohio Star block I made with the orange fabrics and some gray that I had on hand. This was in a book of pillow patterns but it would make a huge pillow. I still need practice piecing triangles (at the corners anyway).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $51.38 for the August 2017 Quilty Box. That’s a little above the month-to-month cost of the box, and is an even better deal for a multi-month subscription. (Plus, at least one price quoted above is a sale price that won’t last but that was available at the time I wrote this review.) I thought the items in the box were versatile – you *could* use them for the giraffe pattern if you wanted, or you could come up with something else if you were so inclined. There were lots of useful tools like the add-a-quarter tool and the pencils, as well, that can be used over and over again, giving the box some longer-term value as well.
What do you think of the August 2017 Quilty Box?