Quilty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
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)!
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)
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month there was an information card with a list of items in the box. The other side profiled this month’s curator, Kathleen Starr from Starr Design Fabrics. I think her use of color is fabulous (just check out these quilt kits) and she may be my favorite QuiltyBox curator yet.
Crazy Eights Kit – Value $36
This fabric consists of eight fat eights (the colors) and one yard (the cream/neutral) from Starr Fabrics. This bundle was specially put together for the July QuiltyBox and isn’t available on the Starr Fabrics site (though there are a lot of similar multicolored bundles and even a monthly fabric club). I love bright, vibrant colors, so these are wonderful (plus no worries about pattern direction and such as you cut fabric, which makes it super easy to cut and reduces waste).
Dreams and Wishes Pattern from Starr Design Fabrics – Value $9
Shock Wave Pattern from Starr Design Fabrics – Value $9
I couldn’t find the first pattern on the Starr Design Fabrics site, but it was created as a variation on the Ohio Star quilt block. I really like traditional designs like this but I am not very good at piecing star corners together. However, there is an option for the Shock Wave pattern that actually makes use of the fabrics in the Crazy Eights fabric kit, which is cool (and no star corners…). I haven’t seen this kind of complete quilt project from QuiltyBox before, but I hope it becomes a trend. (Of course you still need thread and quilt batting as well as cutting tools, etc.) Sorry there is no picture of a completed quilt but I didn’t want to hold the review back until like December (I am slow and I know it!).
Superior Threads SoFine #50 Thread in Celery – Value $5.95
Subscribers could have received the colors Thistle, Fern, Celery, Aster, or Billings Blue. This is a fine thread that is supposed to be great for when you want your fabric or backing to stand out more than your quilting. Using this is also supposed to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your machine. There are like a dozen colors of this I want to buy just so I can look at the pretty colors (I think this same phenomenon is why my nail polish collection is so big…).
Binding Tool by TQM Products – Value $9
QuiltyBox often has a tool of this sort, some plastic piece that helps you measure or cut patterns or, in this case, finish the last seam of the binding on a quilt. I love it when things like this come with directions printed right on them, too – no papers to keep track of.
Verdict: I calculated a value of almost $69 for the July Quilty Box. That is a little better than previous months and it definitely exceeds the promised value of $50. I’m not too worried that I had to take some values from the information card as there was some customization done for this box, which I think is great. I loved the curation; the fabrics and patterns really appeal to me. (Please note that QuiltyBox curators will often emphasize their own fabrics, patterns, books, etc. in the box. Personally, I am OK with this as I feel that it often results in a more coherent theme, and they do choose different curators every month.)
What do you think of the July 2016 Quilty Box?