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Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017

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Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box for quilters with a different curator featured each month. They offer three options: the Quilty Box Classic, Jinny Beyer Box, and the Quilty Box Mini.

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.

Quilty Box November 2017

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

This is a review of the Classic, $48 a month, box.

Quilty Box November 2017

The Subscription Box: Quilty Box

The Cost: $48 a month + free US shipping (save with longer subscriptions)

COUPON: Use code QUILTADDICT10 to save $10 off your first month or code Newsletter20 to save $20 off a 6 or 12-month subscription!

The Products: 4–5 quilting products, including fabric bundles, patterns, notions or thread.

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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Quilty Box November 2017

Quilty Box November 2017

Both the Classic and Mini Quilty Boxes this month feature modern quilt designer Latifah Saafir as the monthly curator. I found it kind of odd that she wasn’t featured on cover nor is the cover model using anything from this box. 

Quilty Box November 2017

The magazine included the pattern for this month’s project, called Slap Bracelet Quilt. Patterns with curves like this always intimidate me, so I thought this technique would be a challenge! 

Quilty Box November 2017

Hoffman Fabrics Me + You 8 Fat Quarter Bundle – Listed Value $32

This fabric was designed by the November curator, Latifah Saafir:

‘The line pays homage to Latifah’s “wonder years” growing up in Los Angeles where graffiti and street art influenced her explorations in creativity. “The line is not reflective of the art itself,” she said. “Instead, it is about celebrating the environments where it is found and the graphic elements that inspire it.”‘

Quilty Box November 2017

Quilty Box November 2017

Sewline Glue Pen – Value $7.95 (found on sale here for $7.24)

This glue pen was my favorite discovery of the box! It dries clear and since it’s water soluble, will come out in the wash. It even included a refill. 

Quilty Box November 2017

Aurifil 50wt Dark Red Orange Thread – Retail Value $4.09, Listed Value $4.99

Aurifil 50wt Emerald Thread – Retail Value $4.09, Listed Value $4.99

I love sewing with Aurifil thread – it works smoothly with my vintage sewing machine. I like green and orange, but these weren’t prominent colors in this month’s fabric selection. 

Quilty Box November 2017

Quilty Box November 2017

Clammy 6″ – Retail Value $15.75, Listed Value $15

The Clammy is a tool designed by featured curator Latifah Saafir. It’s meant to simplify the process of making scalloped patterns. I felt confused just by looking at this but decided to try it out. 

Quilty Box November 2017

First, I cut fabric strips and folded them in half, lining the top with the Clammy. 

Quilty Box November 2017

I traced and cut the fabric – easy! I then did the same to the connecting piece, this time using the bottom of the Clammy. 

Quilty Box November 2017

Here are the two pieces before I sewed them together. They didn’t look like they’d match up. 

Quilty Box November 2017

I used the glue pen to glue the edges together temporarily. This worked very well on the curve, and I could see using it on set-in sleeves or other curves like this. 

Quilty Box November 2017

It worked! I ended up with a fairly nice curved edge, and the process was easy. 

Verdict: I estimate a retail value around $64, which is good for a $48 box. This month’s urban-inspired fabric choice wasn’t a great fit for me, but I enjoyed using the Clammy and loved the glue pen. I recommend this box if you’re adventurous about fabric choices or want to step outside your comfort zone. 

What do you think of November’s Quilty Box? Do you have a favorite tool for cutting quilt shapes?

Written by Désirée Eien

Désirée Eien

Désirée has survived the subscription box rollercoaster since 2013. Her other hobbies include meticulously over-researching minor purchases, crafting things she hopes to pass off as gifts, and dressing her cat up in silly costumes.

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.

1 Comment

  1. I’m a beginning quilter and think a box like this would push me into learning new things. The fact that the Aurifill doesn’t match this month’s fabric is weird. They’re not colours I’d use on anything else.
    Also, I’d love to know what size quilt top can be made with the included fabric plus the suggested extra yard.

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