Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015
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: Use code QUILTADDICT10 or Newsletter20 to save $10 off your first month (QUILTADDICT10) or Save $20 off a 6 or 12-month subscription (Newsletter20)!
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)
Check out the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more great crafty boxes!
One side of the information card features a short bio of this month’s guest curator, Angela Walters from quiltingismytherapy.com, 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.
One of the first things I saw was this roll of 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.
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.
Here’s a peek inside. Everything is in full color and patterns and directions are included, as well.
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.
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?