Patchwork Parcel is "Your Monthly Quilting Surprise." As they say on their website: "
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned quilter, Patchwork Parcel will satisfy your creative muse. Patchwork Parcel has everything you need to complete a small quilting or sewing project - delivered to your door monthly!
Each month, you can expect to receive the fabric, pattern, batting, backing, and notions needed to complete the project.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Patchwork Parcel
The Cost: $39.95 per month plus shipping and tax based on your location.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box and receive a bonus charm pack!
The Products: Fabric, batting, patterns, and notions!
Ships to: The United States
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Patchwork Parcel includes a simple information card with each parcel sent out. It gives a few key details about each item included.
Dritz Quilting 50 Curved Basting Pins - Value $3.99
Curved basting pins are really handy when quilting. They are the perfect tool to keep all of your layers together, without worrying about a pin slipping out. I was happy to receive these! They'll be quite helpful when I finish the table runner that was included as a pattern this month.
Small Quilt Pattern from Joan Ford's Snap Sack Series - Value $8.00?
I couldn't find this exact pattern online, but this is a small quilt pattern that measures 17 by 19 inches when finished. I'm still enough of a beginner that I need more detail than this pattern offers, but maybe I'll be able to complete it one day!
ABC Pocket Guide - Home Sewing Machine Needles - Value $4.95
This is a little pocket guide that has quite a bit of information about sewing machine needles.
I'm just going to be real: I don't see the point of this book. You can find most of this information on the internet - or if you're really lost you can ask your friendly quilt/craft store employee. I can see some of the not-so-tech-savvy ladies enjoying this, but it's not my favorite item in the parcel.
Timeless Treasure's Tribeca Designs Collection Fabric - Value $20.00?
I couldn't find these exact patterns online but they are so bright and springy! These cotton fabrics are perfect for March or even Easter. I really love that Patchwork Parcel labels their fabric cuts for the pattern that they've included each month. There's no guesswork involved!
Warm and Natural by the Warm Company Quilt Batting - Value $7.00?
This batting is extremely soft and feels like it would be quite warm if included in a quilt. For the table runner, it will be nice, since it is thick and will cause the runner to stand up from the table a bit! I am really glad to have been introduced to this brand since it would be perfect for a future quilt batting.
Simply a Pleasure by Nicole Chambers- Kaya - Value $6.63
The design of this pattern is really cool. I like all of the geometrics and I really love the fabric they chose to display the pattern on the front.
You'll see that the labeled fabric above matches up with the fabric listed on the back of the Table Runner. Again, this is really handy and removes any chance that I'll mess up and cut the wrong fabric!
Here's the start of my table runner. I'm starting by cutting out my fabric, which I tend to screw up on the most! This is fabric A, so I've cut it into 7 1/4 inch wide strips, and then squared them off into 7 1/4 inch wide squares.
Verdict: The value on this is a bit nebulous as I had to guess on a few of the items included. If you total up my estimates, the parcel comes out to about $51. I think that is a reasonable guess. I was a little underwhelmed for my first month of Patchwork Parcel, but then I realized how easy they make the fabric, batting, and pattern for you. It's really a no-thought project for someone that is just starting to quilt. I like the idea!
The pattern of the fabric was perfect for spring, so I think this was a hit all the way around. I hope I can finish this in time for Easter!
Have you tried the Patchwork Parcel yet?