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Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015

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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.).

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)

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

Quilty Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

This was stuffed full of packing material on top of the items – I took out all the little paper squigglies because they didn’t make for a very interesting photo.

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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One side of the information card features a short bio of this month’s guest curator, Angela Walters from, a blog all about machine quilting (I took a quick visit and there are some beautiful photos there!).

The other side of the card gives a little more information on the items in the box.

Quilty Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - rollfabric

One of the first things I saw was this roll of fabric.

Quilty Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - fabric

Angela Walters Drawn Collection (4 fat quarters) – Value $14.83

The information card lists this at $12 but the Etsy shop I linked to has 12 fat quarters for $44.50. I’m happy Quilty Box is not inflating the value, and I’m happy to know where I can get more of this if I want to do a bigger project. Something about the designs really appeals to me; I think the one in front is my favorite.

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A Modern Twist by Natalie Barnes with Angela Walters – Value $19.85

The information card price is a little higher on this one. Of course pretty much any book is available from Amazon at a discount. However, if you were to go to a local quilting store, you’d likely be paying closer to the MSRP.

This book has a variety of projects in different sizes, from totes and table runners to full-size quilts. A lot of the designs are quite simple and I love the emphasis on color.

Quilty Box Subscription Box Review October 2015 - bookinside

Here’s a peek inside. Everything is in full color and patterns and directions are included, as well.

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Drunkard’s Path Template by All Things Acrylic (3.5 inch) – Value $15.00

This time I’m taking the value from the information card because although a lot of templates are offered on the All Things Acrylic Etsy storefront, none of them are just this template alone, and it’s not straightforward to do the math in this case. This single 3.5 inch template was actually custom made for Quilty Box!

Anyway, if you were wondering, here is a Pinterest board I found of different things you can do with Drunkard’s Path templates. This has a built-in 1/4 inch seam allowance. I’ve been petrified of moving away from straight lines but I think this might just be the motivation I need to branch out into curves.

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Aurifil Thread (2 spools, 50wt cotton) – Value $4.99 each

I wasn’t sure of the exact lengths of thread on these spools so I used the price from the information card and linked to a site where you can buy a ton of different Aurifil products. This was chosen to complement the fabric for this month and I think the yellow color will provide some nice contrast to the gray. (Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but these are smallish and they rolled a lot…)

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $60 (give or take) for the October Quilty Box. That’s about $12 more than the cost of a 1-month subscription, so I’m happy with the value. I really liked the patterns on the fabric and I think the guest curator did a good job of selecting items. The book has some beautiful photography and I’m the sort of person who likes to flip through books like this for ideas –I know I will use every item. You can’t finish an entire project using only the materials in this box, but this is great for building your stash and discovering new quilt fabrics, blogs, and designers!

What do you think of the October 2015 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.


  1. If you do subscribe, be aware that the Quilty Box return policy is NO returns (unless the package is damaged). I got the January 2016 box and it was for a paper pieced project. I absolutely despise paper piecing and sewing by hand so I am stuck with this $50 package that I will never use. If you get a box you like, it’s great but if you get something that’s not your thing, you’re out of luck. Unless you are willing to take a gamble, it’s better to just skip the surprise and spend your money on something you know you’ll like.

  2. I made a quilt out of 8″ Drunkard’s Path templates and it turned our great. These fabrics are very interesting and the colors are more sophisticated than many quilt fabrics I see. Good box!

  3. I’m a quilter. This box was not really *curated* by Angela Walters – more of a chance for her to move her own merchandise, since she gets a cut/royalties on three of the four types of items included. Maybe she misunderstood what “curation” meant. Let’s see what the next box brings.

    • Maybe I misunderstood but I thought the fabric was the only thing she sold in her shop?

      • She’s co-author of the book, and the templates are stamped with her website.

    • Yes, I agree that it is a good idea to see what more boxes with other curators have in them. And the web address on the template didn’t register with me, for some reason, when I was taking photos. Nevertheless, I did like the fabric and the book and I will use the template. (Although they don’t really go together as part of one project, of course.)

      I think my thought here was kind of like when I was in college and all the professors had you buy the books they had written as class textbooks (I majored in government and we would regularly have to buy like 10 books per class per semester).

      • To me curation doesn’t limit the individual from selecting one artisan’s products. She has multiple products for sale and curated selections from among them. I see no problem at all with that. I’d rather have components I know will work well together than a bunch of cobbled together pieces from different artists. If this fabric is indicative of what this guest curator sells then I’m sold, mission accomplished! I would love to make pillow covers with it.

        • I do think the fabric is cool. I’m normally into bright colors, but the patterns in gray were neat enough to catch my interest.

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