Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box for quilters, with a different curator featured each month.
Packed with premium fabric, supplies and projects, each month’s Quilty Box is curated with the top designers, bloggers and artists from around the world.
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 + free US shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: 4–5 quilting products, including fabric bundles, patterns, notions or thread
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($10), International ($20)
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Quilty Box included a small magazine with an interview with this month’s featured curator, free motion quilter Leah Day.
Heart Medallion Checkerboard – Listed Value $5
The magazine included directions for a checkerboard quilt using the green and blue fabric included in the box.
There were also directions for a cute pumpkin quilt square made from scrap fabric! Pretty cute for October.
Lecien Island Batik Heart Medallion 2×1 Yard Cuts – Listed Value $24
I wasn’t able to find this fabric online, but I’m familiar with the Lecien brand because I used to live in Osaka where they are based. The quality is excellent and I really like the medallion motif.
Two Spools of Isacord 40 Thread – Total Value $11.78 ($5.89 each)
This thread matches the fabric perfectly. The description says:
Isacord is the smoothest running and most reliable polyester thread produced. It provides just the right amount of elasticity to allow for high speed running…
I wasn’t sure how it would work in my 1939 Singer, which can be a little bit finicky with synthetic thread. However, it worked perfectly even at top speed. It also includes a lot of thread on the spools, so this is something I’d repurchase in the future.
Clover Self-threading Needles – Value $4.29 (Listed Value $4)
Self-threading needles are so convenient, and I can always use more. I know from experience that the eyes on these will eventually wear out, but it’s nice not to worry about threading the needle. These are especially useful in the smallest size, which is small enough to thread a seed bead.
Tutu Mason Jar Caddy – Value $15.25 (List Value $17.99)
This is a topper for a large mason jar. You put it on the jar and then hang scissors off of it. However, for the price, I think I’d rather buy a dedicated organizer rather than trying to turn a jar into one. I do like that the lime green matches the fabric and thread!
I tried this eco-friendly wash with some vintage handkerchiefs. It didn’t remove the stains – and I wasn’t expecting it to – but it did get them a lot cleaner and did not harm the delicate fabric.
I made a pillow cover using the fabric and the patchwork idea from the magazine. Unfortunately, I didn’t have batting or other supplies to actually quilt the medallions. I thought it turned out OK, but if I were making it again, I’d put the medallions closer together where they come together in the middle because I forgot that the curve of the pillow would hide the edges.
Verdict: I estimate a retail value $61.38, which is well above the $48 cost. All the items were of great quality and I appreciated receiving things that aren’t sold locally where I live. The mason jar caddy was a miss for me, but I enjoyed all the other items. This was my first Quilty Box, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they send in the future.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. If you order by the 10th of each month, you’ll get that month’s box. Orders placed after the 10th will receive the next month’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $48 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Heart Medallion Checkerboard: $3.92
- Lecien Island Batik Heart Medallion: $18.78
- Two Spools of Isacord 40 Thread: $9.22
- Clover Self-threading Needles: $3.36
- Tutu Mason Jar Caddy: $11.94
- Soak Single Use Sample: $0.78
What do you think of October’s Quilty Box?